White-Collar Crime Attorneys Serving Millersville, Maryland
Most white-collar crimes are nonviolent offenses committed for financial gain. These crimes include such charges as money laundering, identity theft, and credit card fraud, among others. Many white-collar crimes involve fraud. Fraud is defined as deliberately deceiving a person or entity in order to accrue an unlawful gain or avoid a loss at the expense of that person or entity. The experienced attorneys at The Law Office Phillips & Allen PA handle a variety of white-collar cases, including:
In addition to a criminal charge, you may also be subject to a civil lawsuit if you are convicted of a white-collar crime. White-collar crimes are subject to thorough investigation and aggressive prosecution. Thus, it is likely that by the time you are charged with a crime your case has already been under investigation for a considerable amount of time, sometimes even months or years. If you have been charged with a white-collar crime, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
For more information on White Collar Crimes In Maryland, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking talk Arnold F. Phillips by calling today.
Blackmail is the extortion of money, property, or services from another by threatening to expose the person for a criminal act or other disreputable conduct. Blackmail may be made by (1) false accusation, (2) verbal threat, or (3) written threat to expose another for a crime or any other action that would bring the person into public or social disrepute. Under Maryland law, all three types of blackmail are punishable by up to 10 years in prison, $10,000 in fines, or both. Contact now.
The crime of embezzlement occurs when you are entrusted with property (usually money) that you dishonestly appropriate for your own use. Unlike theft, embezzlement involves property to which you may routinely have legal access. The crime of embezzlement is not committed unless you appropriate that property for your own benefit. Generally, embezzlement involves the theft of money or property from your employer. Embezzlement is considered a misdemeanor under Maryland law and is punishable by a prison sentence of not less than 1 year but not more than 5 years. Even if you intended to later return the property, you may still face serious consequences.
Extortion is the unlawful acquisition of money, services, labor, or other property of value by wrongfully threatening to inflict or by inflicting physical harm to another person, to that person’s property or reputation, or destroying, confiscating, or otherwise interfering with an immigration document with the intent to harm that person’s immigration status. Employees or their representatives who legitimately engage in efforts to obtain improved wages, hours, or working conditions are exempt from Maryland’s extortion law. The following table lists the potential maximum penalties for extortion:
Value of Property
Type of Charge
Maximum Prison Sentence
$500 or more
Less than $500
Extortion by Officer or Employee of State or Political Subdivision
$500 or more
Less than $500
There is a 5-year statute of limitations on a charge of felony extortion. In addition to fines and jail time, a felony extortion charge against a State officer or employee may prevent that officer from holding a public position in the future.
For more information on Embezzlement & Extortion In Maryland, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking and talk to Arnold F. Phillips by calling today. We serve the areas of Millersville, Cumberland, McHenry, Garrett County, and Allegany County, Maryland.