Logansport White Collar Crimes Attorney
White collar crimes are nonviolent, financially motivated offenses that typically involve some type of deception. At Leeman Law, our Logansport criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience defending clients against an array of white collar crime cases.
Whether you’re facing charges at the state or federal level, we have the expertise, skills, and resources you can rely on for a fierce defense, exceptional advocacy, and essential support at every step moving forward.
Call 574-319-7257 for important answers and advice regarding your rights and defense options.
What you know about your case now may be just the tip of the iceberg. Let us help you understand the big picture so you can take the right steps to defend yourself against white collar crime charges in Indiana.
Fraud charges can arise whenever someone has been accused of using criminal deception for personal or financial gain. Indiana law sets forth various charges and penalties for different types of fraud, including (but not limited to):
- Check fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Tax fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Mail fraud
- Health care fraud
- Driver’s license fraud
Some forms of fraud, like check fraud, can be a Class A misdemeanor when lesser amounts of money are involved. Generally, however, fraud charges are felonies in Indiana, and the charges may be elevated when greater amounts of money were allegedly involved.
As a specific type of fraud, identify theft involves the use of someone else’s personal information for financial gain. While identify theft is usually a Level 6 felony in Indiana, the charges can be elevated to a Level 5 felony offense if:
- The information of at least 100 people was used, transferred, or obtained.
- The financial harm inflicted totaled more than $50,000.
- The information of a minor was used, and the alleged perpetrator was the parent, ward, or guardian of the alleged victim.
Bribery charges can be filed when someone has been accused of offering, asking for, giving, or receiving something of value in exchange for a public or legal official taking some action. Bribery charges in Indiana are Level 5 felonies, which can be punishable by up to 6 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Insider trading is the act of buying or selling stocks or securities based on confidential information. You do not have to be a broker or company “insider” in order for these white collar criminal charges to be filed. Getting a “tip” from an insider and making a trade based on that nonpublic information may be enough to bring insider trading charges against someone in Indiana.
Embezzlement occurs when someone with a fiduciary duty takes money or personal property entrusted to them. This can involve skimming funds, underreporting funds, and stealing a large amount in a single incident. The value and type of property taken can impact the level and severity of the embezzlement charges filed.
Cybercrimes in Indiana span a range of offenses, including (but not limited to) using a computer to:
- Commit fraud or run an illegal scheme
- Gain unauthorized access to another computer, system, or network
- Infect another computer, system, or network with a virus or malware
- Stealing information from a company, agency, or system
- Commit an act of terrorism
While computer crime charges can be misdemeanor or felony offenses, Level 2 felony charges can come into play if a cybercrime results in serious injury or death.
Don’t Gamble With Your Freedom & Future: Contact a Logansport White Collar Crimes Defense Lawyer at Leeman Law
If you or a loved one has been accused of a misdemeanor, felony, or federal white collar crime, it’s time to contact a Logansport criminal defense attorney at Leeman Law. Backed by more than four decades of experience and a record of success, we are skilled at providing strategic representation while:
- Tenaciously protecting the rights of the accused
- Helping our clients navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system
- Setting our clients’ cases up for the best outcome possible
No matter how complex your case may be—or whether you are facing criminal charges for a first or subsequent time—you can trust our lawyers for relentless advocacy and personalized service in the pursuit of the best possible resolution.
Call 574-319-7257 or email Leeman Law for answers and advice regarding your case and how to proceed.
The sooner you contact Leeman Law, the sooner our trusted team can start working to build you a formidable defense case.
Known for our long-standing record of success, our Logansport criminal defense attorneys are effective at going up against prosecutors in and outside the courtroom. We are also committed to being the allies our clients can depend on for compassionate, responsive service and aggressive, experienced defense representation.
From offices based in Logansport, IN, Leeman Law provides exceptional defense representation in and around Cass County, Indiana, including in Fulton County, Miami County, White County, Pulaski County, Carroll County, Howard County, Stark County, Tippecanoe County, and Wabash County.