The term “white collar” is used to describe a portion of the workforce that performs administrative and other office-related functions. Most people who perform white collar jobs have achieved some measure of educational achievement and many have advanced degrees.
White collar workers, such as accountants, are responsible for keeping track of a company’s finances. Others, such as IT professionals, are often privy to very important company secrets. And certain executives will have access to financial information, trade secrets and other critical data.
And while those with such important positions are often very well-compensated for their services, they can also be vulnerable in many ways. For example, they may be held accountable if money is not properly allocated or if a trade secret falls into the hands of a competitor. And when these sorts of issues appear to be the result of deliberate acts, those responsible may face criminal charges.
If you have been accused of having committed a white collar crime, you may find it very difficult to defend yourself. This is because these crimes are often proven by electronic paper trails. If a company believes that an employee is committing an illegal act, such as embezzlement, it is easy for them to audit their computer records to determine if money has been misallocated or even stolen. The records will also indicate who the likely culprit was.
Such evidence is extremely compelling and hard to defend against. But if you are faced with having to answer white collar criminal charges, you may wish to consult with attorney Ron Cordova. Mr. Cordova has worked on cases in both federal and state courts for over 40 years and understands how to represent clients who have been accused of financial crimes. On this website, you can read about his practice as well as testimonials from those who have benefited from his services.