“White-collar crime” is a term used to capture a broad range of offences that are traditionally linked to frauds and breaches of Corporations and other legislation dealing with how businesses are run and the duties of those engaged in managing them. “White-collar” suggests the alleged offender is likely to be sitting behind a desk and manipulating the books to obtain a criminal outcome. Our highly experienced white-collar crime lawyers at J Sutton Associates’ criminal law firm in Sydney can provide you with sound advice and representation to guide you through the legal process.The courts tend to treat frauds and white-collar crime most seriously because it can be difficult to detect and hard to build a case to prosecute, thus, when one is detected it is vigorously prosecuted. A good example of this is an insider trading case.
White-collar crimes attract their fair share of publicity. It is sometimes thought of as a victimless crime, for instance, a fraudulent claim to an insurance company. However, the courts have stated many times, such criminal activity is not victimless, in the end, consumers and the community more broadly are impacted.
The courts tend to treat fraud and white-collar crime very seriously because it can be difficult to detect and hard to build a case to prosecute, thus, when one is detected it is vigorously prosecuted. A good example of this is an insider trading case. As they are heavily prosecuted, it is key to have the assistance and representation of a proficient white-collar crime lawyer in Sydney to handle your case.
This section of the website is designed to highlight some of the offences that constitute white-collar offences, those under general fraud legislation, be it State or Commonwealth, and then the more particular offences under the Corporations Act, Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act, and, to a lesser extent, the National Consumer Credit Protection Act. These Acts do not cover all the possible offences but will give you a very good idea of the intention of the government to prevent white-collar crimes in this area.
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If you have been charged with a white-collar offence and you would like assistance to understand your options, trust a Sydney criminal law firm with NSW Law Society recognised accredited specialists in criminal law. J Sutton Associates have decades of experience acting for people charged with white collar offences. Contact our white-collar crime lawyers on 02 8080 8055 for assistance in understanding your options today.