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Defenses for white collar crime charges

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2018 | Other Crimes, White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are common in the business world as thousands of people try their best to defraud organizations or embezzle money from individuals. These crimes require a strong defense in order to have the charges reduced or dropped so that you don’t wind up behind bars for years. Today, we will take a look at the various white collar crimes defenses you can use in a case.

The most common type of defense you can use for a white collar crime charge is that of entrapment. Entrapment occurs when someone a member of the government presents someone with an opportunity to commit a crime that the subject would not have committed otherwise.

Another type of defense to a white collar crime charge is that of duress. Duress occurs when the subject of the reported crime has been threatened with serious bodily harm if they do not commit the crime. It also occurs when the threat is immediate, and the threatened violence is greater than the harm caused by the actual commission of the crime.

Insanity is another defense you can try to use for white collar crime charges. Using the defense of insanity does not excuse the subject from the fact that they committed the crime. Instead, it shows that the subject did not understand the seriousness of harmfulness of the crime they committed.

As you can see, the white collar crime defenses available are few and far between, but they are very important. Make sure you know the charges levied against you and determine the best possible defense for your case.


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