White Collar Crime Penalties
For over 30 years, the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have been defending clients who have been accused of committing both Federal and State White Collar Crimes. The white collar crime defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have earned the respect of the community and colleagues due to their legal expertise in the area of criminal law. White collar crimes are serious offenses in California and, if convicted can have life altering consequences. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, you should contact Lawrence Wolf immediately for a free consultation.
The following are some laws regarding white collar crimes:
Bribing any official to persuade them or change their mind in your favor is a violation of State and Federal law. California Penal Code Section 92, states that the punishment for bribing an official is a term in state prison for up to four years.
California Penal Code Section 93, states that any official that accepts a bribe may be sentenced to a state prison term of up to four years and a fine of up to $10,000 or both.
Title 18 Part I Chapter 79 Sec. 1621 of the United States Code, states that any person who lies while under oath in a United States court of law is guilty of perjury and may be punished with a fine and/or a prison term of no more than five years.
Title 18 Sub title F Chapter 75 Sub chapter A Part I Sec. 7201 of the U.S. Code, states that any person who knowingly avoids or tries to avoid paying taxes is in violation of the law. If convicted for tax evasion, the party may be imprisoned for up to five years and/or have to pay a fine of up to $100,000.
Title 18 Part I Chapter 31 Sec. 643. of the U.S. Code, states that any United States government employee who is found guilty of embezzling public money may be punished with a fine and/or serve a prison term of no more than ten years. The severity of the punishment depends upon the amount of money which was embezzled.
U.S. Code Title 18 Part I Chapter 9 Sec. 157, states that any person who has schemed or attempted to scheme in regards to U.S. Code Title 11 (bankruptcy) is in violation of the law and will be punished by fine and/or a prison term of up to five years.
Title 18 Part I Chapter 95 Sec. 1956 of the U.S. Code, states that intentional misuse of money in an illegal transaction, or trying to hide money because of illegal transactions is against the law. The punishment for money laundering may include hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and up to twenty years in prison.
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