Restitution and White-Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are often referred to as “paper crimes” because they generally involve the theft of assets and money through non-violent means. Many such crimes involve the theft of significant amounts of money, causing serious financial harm to the victims of the crime. In some cases, individuals found guilty of a white-collar crime may be required to pay restitution to the people affected by the scam.

Individuals accused of white-collar crimes may face serious criminal charges as a result of their actions, in addition to paying restitution to victims of the crime. If you or someone you know stands accused of a serious financial crime, consult the Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 today.

Common Types of White-Collar Crime

Some common examples of white-collar or “paper crimes” include:

  • Confidence scams
  • Embezzlement
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Wire fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Bribery
  • Antitrust violations
  • Tax Evasion

Depending on where and when the crime was committed, white-collar crimes may be prosecuted at either the state or federal level. Individuals accused of white-collar crimes should seek experienced legal counsel to defend themselves against criminal prosecution.

Contact a Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been wrongly accused of a white-collar crime, contact the Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 to discuss your defense.

Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : January 14, 2016