Are white collar crimes always prosecuted in federal court?
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 16-Sep-2014
If you think you are under investigation for a white collar crime, you may be wondering whether these types of offenses are always prosecuted in federal court. Although many of these crimes are prosecuted in federal court, some of them are prosecuted by state authorities as well.
From tax fraud to embezzlement, white collar crimes tend to be complicated. As a result, federal authorities are often able to handles these cases better than state authorities, who may lack the resources they need to investigate and prosecute the case properly.
According to the Eastern District of Texas' website, white collar crimes are investigated by prosecutors who are not only capable of analyzing the economic crime, but doing everything they can to recover assets that were taken from victims. Furthermore, assistant U.S. attorneys who serve in this division coordinate with law enforcement officials to prevent and report these types of crimes.
Unfortunately, some people are accused of committing white collar crimes when they are innocent. The severity of consequences that come with these charges can be significant and may lead to a plethora of problems that affect someone's personal and professional life. For example, if they are sentenced to prison, they could struggle to secure employment after they are released.
While this is general information and not intended to be taken as legal advice, hopefully it has helped you develop a better understanding of how white collar crimes are prosecuted. Anyone who is in this position should make sure they understand their rights and take the best course of action.
Categories: White Collar Crimes