White Collar Crimes
Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
White collar crimes are generally committed by individuals who are in positions of power and authority. In most cases, they have been placed in their position by their employers. Accusations of the commission of these types of crimes can destroy your career, ruin your reputation and scar your good name for life.
The team of white collar criminal defense attorneys at The White Davis & White Law Firm can represent you against charges of white collar criminal activity. Please contact us for a free initial consultation.
Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent
Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent is the abuse of trust, usually an employer's trust, and involves stealing funds or other property that has been entrusted to the individual as part of his or her job responsibilities. Part of the commission of the breach of trust involves a concerted effort to conceal the activities and divert responsibility and accountability if the act is discovered.
Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent may be a state or federal crime and may be considered a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on amount involved as well as the individual circumstances of the case in question. The consequences for breach of trust may include any of the following:
- Up to ten years in prison for each count
- Possible parole
- Payment of restitution to victims
- Mandatory counseling
- Large fines aside from restitution
- A third offense, regardless of the amount involved, is punishable by a prison term of up to ten years.
If you have been accused of breach of trust, you should contact an experienced breach of trust defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Forgery is defined as the act of making or altering, or willfully assisting another in making or altering, a written document for deceitful purposes such as signing or endorsing another person's name on a check or altering or falsifying information. Under South Carolina’s forgery statute, it is also unlawful to utter or publish as true any false, forged, or counterfeited written document. Forgery brings a felony charge with consequences of:
- A fine and up to ten years in prison if the forgery amount is $10,000 or more
- A fine and up to five years in prison if the amount is less than $10,000
- Up to ten years in prison if the charge is your third or subsequent property offense (a property offense is any offense where the amount involved determines the penalty)
- If there is no dollar amount relating to the forgery, the charge is a misdemeanor and conviction brings a fine and no more than three years in prison. No matter the circumstances of your case, you should consult a forgery defense lawyer as soon as possible.
If you have been accused of breach of trust, forgery or any other white collar crime, you need the representation of a skilled white collar crime attorney. Please contact our white collar crime attorneys at The White Davis & White Law Firm. We represent individuals in the Greenville, Anderson and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and surrounding counties.