"White collar crime" typically refers to non-violent crimes which involve deception and which are motivated by financial gain. Although these crimes do not involve physical violence, they are far from being victimless crimes. In recent years, white collar crime in Utah has increased, due in part to the availability of technology that facilitates these crimes. Utah and federal prosecutors have taken strict measures to crack down on financial white collar crime. Many white collar crimes are charged as felonies.
If you are convicted of a Utah white collar or financial crime, it will have consequences beyond fines, restitution, and jail or prison time. Because these are crimes involving dishonesty, conviction will negatively impact your ability to keep or find many types of employment. You need to be prepared to aggressively fight Utah white collar crime charges.
J. Peterson Law, PLLC represents individuals charged with state and federal white collar crime in Utah, including:
As a former Salt Lake Public Defender, attorney Jessica Peterson has defended thousands of criminal defendants against a wide variety of crimes, including financial and white collar crimes. She understands Utah and federal law regarding financial crime and has extensive experience in the courtroom. Jessica understands what is at stake for her clients charged with fraud and other white collar crimes, and does everything possible to protect their rights and achieve the best possible outcome in their cases.
J. Peterson Law, PLLC serves Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, including Heber City, Provo, Tooele, and Park City. Contact our office at 435-339-9395 or via our online contact form.