Las Vegas White Collar Crimes Lawyer
White collar crimes vary significantly and are those in which a person generally is accused of deceit or theft. The most serious of white collar crimes are those prosecuted at the federal level. If you are facing federal charges for a white collar offense, you face a high probability of prison time if convicted. Although the federal sentencing guidelines which the U.S. District Court judges use to decide how much federal prison time they will sentence you to are no longer mandatory, most judges follow the guidelines. In federal white collar offenses, the length of your prison sentence if you are convicted will depend in large part on how much the Government can prove you stole. For example, the sentence is higher if you caused a loss of $3,000,000 than if you caused a loss of $10,000. If you are charged with a federal white collar offense, you should get a lawyer who has significant experience in federal court. I personally have represented over 500 clients in federal courts in both Nevada and Texas.
State charges in Nevada for white collar crimes are generally much easier to negotiate to probation often with a reduction to non-felony offense once the probation is completed. Of course in both federal and state charges for any criminal offense, you have the right to a jury trial. However, in the federal system, you run a greater chance of receiving a higher sentence if you are found guilty.