Yuri Hill

proudly serving solano county

White Collar Crime Attorney in Sacramento

White Collar Crime Attorney in Sacramento & Solano County

While violent crimes often get more attention and are often considered to be more consequential—and therefore more harshly punished—the truth is that white collar crimes are very serious and can have severe repercussions for a convicted defendant. Indeed, white collar crimes can even result in harsher penalties than many non-white collar crimes. At The Law Office of Yuri Hill, our Sacramento & Solano Country white collar crime attorney is here to provide you with a solid defense and ensure that your legal rights are protected throughout the entirety of the process. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, don’t hesitate to call our white collar crime attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country directly today for the support and guidance that you both need and deserve.

White Collar Crime Attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country

Our white collar crime attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country has the experience and level of commitment to his clients that you deserve. Attorney Yuri B. Hill has years of experience advocating for his clients and working hard to protect his clients’ rights during a criminal case. Our skilled white collar crime attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country has also received numerous awards and recognitions, including:

● Avvo rating - 10.0 Superb
● Martindale-Hubbell peer-rated
● National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
● Wiley M. Manuel Bar Association

In addition to the above, Attorney Yuri Hill is also admitted to the California State Bar. When you need someone on your side who will explain the law to you, help you to understand your legal options and the defense strategies in front of you, and will work hard to make sure that the prosecution doesn’t unfairly attack you or violate your Constitutional rights, you need our white collar crimes attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country.

    What Is a White Collar Crime?

    A white collar crime refers to any type of non-violent, financially motivated crime. Usually, these types of crimes involve large amounts of money and some type of fraud or misrepresentation. White collar crimes can be committed by everyday people who are hoping to take advantage of another person, or they can be committed by business executives and board members—usually, the latter involves fraud and the embezzlement of money. While white collar crimes are often dismissed as being inconsequential in comparison to violent crimes, the reality is that depending on the type of white collar crime and the amount of money involved, a white collar crime can have very severe penalties. Contact our white collar crime attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country today for a fully confidential, no-obligation initial case evaluation.

    Common California White Collar Crimes

    White collar crimes can range broadly in the type of crime, the amount of money that’s involved, the financial (or other) harm to any impacted victims, and the penalties should the defendant be convicted. Some of the most common types of white collar crimes include:

    Antitrust violations. There are three primary antitrust laws; these laws are violated by corporations, and can have both criminal and civil consequences.

    Bankruptcy fraud. Bankruptcy is a tool for allowing a debtor to reorganize, pay off, or dissolve a portion of their debts through the court system. Bankruptcy fraud is committed when a debtor conceals their assets, files for bankruptcy multiple times, or uses false information in filing.

    Bribery. Bribery occurs when someone offers an item of value (money or something else) in an attempt to influence the decision of another party. When this involves someone who holds a public or legal duty, it is against the law.

    Computer and internet fraud. Computer and internet fraud can take many different forms. Perhaps the most common is hacking and stealing another’s information, although this is by no means the only type of computer fraud.

    Counterfeiting. Counterfeiting usually refers to money (bills), but occurs when anyone makes an unauthorized copy of something and passes the copy off as the genuine, original item.

    Credit card fraud. Credit card fraud usually involves stealing another person’s identity or credit card. It is one of the most common types of white collar crimes.

    Economic espionage and trade secret theft. “Economic espionage” is the “theft or misappropriation of a trade secret with the intent or knowledge that the offense will benefit…” a foreign government or institution. This is a very serious type of white collar crime.

    Embezzlement. Embezzlement is a very common type of white collar crime committed by business professionals. Embezzlement refers to the misappropriation of money by someone to whom the money was entrusted.

    Environmental law violations. While often considered separate from white collar crimes because they don’t involve financial crimes, environmental law violations are technically white collar crimes. They are most often committed by companies and big corporations.

    Financial institution fraud. When embezzlement or another financial crime occurs against an institution, financial institution fraud has occurred. Common financial institution crimes include embezzlement and check fraud.

    Government fraud. Committing fraud against the government most often occurs when a person commits fraud or misrepresentation in order to secure some sort of government benefits, such as unemployment benefits, public housing, etc. It can also relate to government contracting, i.e. double-billing.

    Healthcare fraud. Like government fraud, healthcare fraud occurs when a person files dishonest and fraudulent information for the purpose of making money.

    Insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is nearly identical to healthcare fraud, and occurs when someone misrepresents their information or their claim information in order to turn a profit. For example, claiming a car accident happened and seeking money for damages when no such crash occurred.

    Intellectual property theft. Intellectual property refers to intangible property that belongs to the creator, such as works of art, designs, music, etc. Improperly using another’s intellectual property is a crime.

    Mail fraud. Mail fraud occurs when mail is used to support and commit a criminal act.

    Money laundering. If money is illegally obtained and then efforts are taken to conceal that location—usually through a complex scheme of transactions—money laundering has occurred.

    Securities fraud. Securities fraud occurs when a person commits an act of theft against securities or by otherwise manipulating the market.

    Tax evasion. While no one loves paying their taxes, doing so is a legal requirement and part of one’s responsibilities as a citizen. Intentionally failing to pay your taxes, or moving money or misrepresenting oneself or financial circumstances, is tax evasion—a white collar crime.

    Phone and telemarketing fraud. Most people are familiar with the idea of phone and telemarketing fraud, which occurs when a criminal communicates with another person via phone for the purpose of financial gain. Stealing one’s personal identity through misrepresentation is one of the most common types of phone and telemarketing fraud.

    Who Investigates White-Collar Crimes?

    State authorities may be responsible for investigating a white collar crime, especially if the crime only occurs at the state level. When the crime falls within the jurisdiction of the federal government, the white collar offense may be investigated by federal officials, including the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), or the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). Who has jurisdiction over the investigation of white collar offenses depends on where the crime is committed, the type of crime, and the victims of the crime. Call our White Collar crime attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country now for a free initial case review.

    Are All White-Collar Crimes Prosecuted at the Federal Level?

    No, not all white collar crimes are federal crimes, and even those that are may not be prosecuted at the federal level depending on how severe the crime is. In many cases, white collar crimes are prosecuted by the state of California and do not involve federal officials. If you have questions about whether the crime for which you’re being accused is a federal crime, call our white collar crime law firm, Sacramento & Solano Country, today.

    How Do I Know If I’m Being Investigated?

    In some cases, you may know that you’re being investigated because you are approached by law enforcement officers or other government officials for questioning; in other cases, the investigation may begin well before you are actually approached. With that in mind, there are some signs to be aware of that could indicate that you’re being investigated for a white collar crime. These include:

    ● Your business is being investigated
    ● A colleague or friend contacts you to tell you that they have been questioned by the police
    ● You receive a search warrant
    ● You receive a grand jury subpoena
    ● You receive notice that you are the subject of an investigation

    Should I Contact a White Collar Crime Attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country Even If I’m Guilty?

    Working with a white collar crime lawyer, Sacramento & Solano Country, is always a smart idea if you have been charged with a white collar crime, regardless of your actual guilt. White collar criminal cases are extremely complex and often have many moving parts, and white collar crime prosecution in California is taken very seriously. If you are convicted of the crime, you could face prison time, large fines, and a loss of your personal and professional reputation. When you work with an attorney, our Sacramento & Solano Country white collar crime attorney will will help you to understand the charges against you, what the prosecution needs to prove and what evidence the prosecution currently holds, and your rights throughout the process. Your white collar crime attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country will also work hard to build a defense to the charges you’re facing, or work with you to negotiate a plea deal.

    How Will a White Collar Conviction Impact My Life?
    Do I Need a White Collar Crime Lawyer Near Me?

    In addition to the potential prison time and the large fines, you may face other personal and professional consequences as a result of the conviction. For example, you may lose your job and have a hard time securing employment in the future; you could face civil charges for the offense; and you may even lose friends or miss out on future opportunities. When you work with our Sacramento & Solano Country white collar crime lawyer, our law firm will do everything it can to mitigate the consequences of the charges you’re facing.

    Working with a white collar crime lawyer near you is recommended. While you can work with an attorney anywhere in the state, being close to your attorney can help as you will likely be interacting with your attorney multiple times in the coming months; proximity can be a convenience. A local white collar crime attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country may also have a better relationship with local judges, prosecutors, and other authorities involved in your case.

    Sacramento & Solano Country White Collar Crime Law Firm

    To learn more about our Sacramento & Solano Country white collar law firm and our Sacramento & Solano Country white collar crime attorney, please call us directly today or send us a message online. Attorney Yuri Hill is the white collar crime attorney in Sacramento & Solano Country you can count on.