What crimes are considered ‘white collar’?

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The following crimes are most often labeled as white collar crimes: Bank Fraud: Fraudulent activity that deprives a bank of its funds. Blackmail:  A demand for money or other assets under threat of injury (bodily, property, reputation, etc.).  Bribery:  When something of value is offered with intent to influence the actions, opinions, or decisions of the taker. You may be …

What is an indictment?

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In felony cases, if an individual is arrested a complaint may be entered to charge him or her with the crime. An indictment is used as an alternative to a complaint, as a formal accusation against the individual suspected of committing the crime. The indictment may be entered prior to arrest. A complaint is signed by the prosecutor while an …

Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged?

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It depends. There are very limited factors that allow for the expungement of criminal records. Expungement is the legal process that erases your criminal record from most of the searches (although some higher level security searches will still have access to these records).  The main benefit of an expungement is that when you are asked whether you have any criminal …