White Collar Criminal Defense
Crimes such as theft, fraud and embezzlement are considered crimes of dishonesty. If you are convicted or plead guilty to a crime of dishonesty, many people and organizations – including future employers, colleges, professional licensing organizations and banks – may form an opinion of you based on your criminal record, no matter what you do with your life in the future.
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Whether it is arguing before a federal appellate court or defending your good name in front of a jury, the experienced litigators at Breeding Carter know what to expect in white collar criminal defense matters.
Our lawyers are experienced in state and federal courts defending white collar crimes, including bank fraud, mortgage fraud and tax evasion. We have represented corporate and individual clients in matters involving securities fraud, embezzlement, RICO, insider trading, theft of trade secrets, bribery, wire fraud, mail fraud and immigration fraud.
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At Breeding Carter, we are here to protect your reputation and your future if you have been charged with a white collar crime. Our defense attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We have represented clients accused of:
- Taking money from an employer (embezzlement)
- Misuse of a company credit card
- Failure to return a rental car
- All types of fraud
- Check forgery
- Internet fraud
- Tax avoidance
In Tennessee, the seriousness of a theft charge is usually based on the value of the item taken. Theft of an item valued at $500 or less is charged as a misdemeanor. Theft of an item valued at more than $500 is a felony. Theft by forgery is a felony.
Defenses In White Collar Crimes
In some cases, the state may allege a crime where there was no intent to commit a crime. Defenses in theft-related cases include:
- You thought you had a right to the property.
- You had no intent to deceive anyone or deprive the rightful owner of the property.
Our goal in any theft-related case is to resolve the charges without a conviction. For many thefts and white collar crimes, Tennessee offers first-offender programs, judicial diversion programs and expungement of arrest records.