White Collar Crime Q&A by State

Your current state is Virginia


Show More States »

Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
White Collar Crime Questions & Answers
2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: How do I report white-collar criminal activity (fraud, battery, perjury) to the Los Angeles DA's Office & California AG?

Defendants: Los Angeles Spine Surgeon, his University Hospital, & Device Manufacturer.

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Dec 11, 2019

You have to file a police report in most cases and they present it to the proper prosecutorial agency. Fraud is also a Civil tort where you would sue them. Without knowing what acts constituting criminal fraud are alleged it's hard to direct you to proper investigative agency.

You can try...
Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Missouri on
Q: Can a criminal intelligence investigator tell me that they have a investigation on me and that they have built a case?

He also said he was investigating me for 22 days and built a case and closed my file and is turning it in to the PA and that charges will be filed.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 7, 2019

What's a "criminal intelligence investigator"? Make sure this isn't a scam.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: How can I prove no intent on a forgery case ,Rhea county TN. In up coming case I'm preparing for trail!

I also need to know about the true time line do they have to have my case in front of a jury

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 4, 2019

You need an attorney. But the case will likely be tried before a jury as is the defendant's right unless waived. Without knowing the actual charge, the facts of the case, and all other factors that go into a defense, no one on a forum will be able to provide you with an answer as to how you "prove... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: As an 18 year old can I dropout of high school as a dependent on my father's tax papers without him landing in jail?

As I stated i'm 18 and he claimed me as a dependent, if I would dropout of high school can that land him in jail? I just want to make sure he isn't doing anything wrong if I would choose to drop out. He said he can be charged with a federal crime for Tax Fraud and I want to make sure that this... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Dec 3, 2019

The ability to claim you as a dependent is not related to whether you're in high school. The question is did he provide over one half of your support.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Am i likely to get arrested for theft from my employer?

Im a 19 year old employee who was caught stealing money from the till at Safeway, im currently on pending investigation suspension, and have already admitted to it after hearing the evidence from the investigator, and was told i would hear about the result by Tuesday at the latest. My question is... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Nov 27, 2019

Depends on your employer and how they decided to handle the matter.

You might want to consider, without admitting to theft, offering to pay back any shortages as a result of your mistakes. IF your employer is made whole and suffered no loses it could save money in legal fees and a criminal...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: what do you do if its edd insider fraud
David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Nov 11, 2019

You file a police report and let th hem investigate!

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: I am needing help with my boyfriends criminal drug case! The case is out of Marshall Co Tn. He was arrested Nov 6 forfta

Fta for circuit court apparently. This happened prior to us getting together. The charges are possession of sch II, intent to resale,driving with no license

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Nov 11, 2019

I would suggest that you consult and hire an attorney for his case as soon as possible.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: If some one was tried and convicted can they go and arrest another person for that same credit card

I Did jail time for a credit card and they arrested and is now trying to charge him now but I had ben first to do time for it so why does my friend have to do do time for using it to?..

William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg answered on Oct 24, 2019

I think you answered your own question. Your friend to use the credit card. That’s a crime because it wasn’t his card. Therefore, the government can charge him for using the card when he should not have use the card because it does not belong to him.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and White Collar Crime for Colorado on
Q: What can happen to a notary that notarizes completely blank POA's? He tells people to fill them out later.

This guy works for the county jail. He passes them out to inmates. What can happen to him? I know this is wrong. They are complete blank, nothing filled out. He just notarizes them like this.

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

In my jurisdiction he would lose his ability to be a notary; if he's a licenced paralegal or lawyer there would be sanctions from the law society; depending on the context and extent there could be criminal charges for breach of duty or fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Arkansas on
Q: My ex-girlfriend is threatening to press criminal charges against me unless I continue to be with her. Is that blackmail
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

Yup. A person can threaten you with reporting a crime or starting a civil action to correct your behaviour - that's perfectly legal. But be my boyfriend or else ... that is blackmail. The real question is what are you going to do about it? Leave her and face criminal charges? What is worse?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Cashing checks in my name for a company and sending via Person to Person transfers like Western Union- legal or not?

I was contacted by a company called Start'Immo to work for them. I did about a months work and at that point, I was asked to cash a check for the company. I said I would because I was under the impression that it would be to deposit the check in the company account. However, the check has my name... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 10, 2019

COMPLETE SCAM

The check us a fraud.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime on
Q: Identify five common crimes and their punishment
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

This is not a library service.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Washington on
Q: I have a renter that gets untol amounts of mail from capital one, often multiple per day. Could it be something illegal?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 7, 2019

How would an attorney on the internet know if something nefarious is occurring?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: In Criminal Case is there just one discovery or is there multiple for defendant to recieve before trial or indicted
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Oct 6, 2019

There may be more once the DA discovers more evidence or receives it.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Landlord breached lease w/Code violations. Agreed to $50/per day credit per issue (3) on record, 22 months. Help recover

Racist landlord using rental address for food stamp fraud, refused to make electric repairs, putting lives at risk. Using harassment notes and text msgs to extort money. Used address for FEMA fraud and refuses to disclose security deposit details. Multiple county code violations on public record... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 23, 2019

Move out quickly--before all these serious violations come home to roost--right where you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Estate Planning, Banking and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: The SDPOA is a sad joke. By not specifically requiring signature on each page, it's being manipulated by fraudsters.

A criminal title company and mortgage lender allowed an unfaithful agent to have pages changed in the SDPOA *after* it was signed by the principal, turning a permission for limited and time constrained refinance into an open ended home equity loan permission (which is also in violation with federal... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Sep 23, 2019

Like many elder and estate planning lawyers, I not only customize the document and paginate in as page x of y but require initials, birthdate and date signed on every page. We cannot protect people who simply download and sign the statutory form. Consult an elder lawyer about a suit for fraud and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I am stuck in a shorting position of 4000 shares of $CETC (Hongli Clean Energy Technologie) that I am unable to cover

since the stock was halted on April 2017 and delisted from Nasdaq and never relisted on OTC. My broker at first said they wouldn’t charge short interest fees since the stock is halted.

But then they suddenly start charging  “Stock Borrow Fee” ranging from $500-$700 every month since... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 13, 2019

There are some critical facts missing from your facts: (1) Why are you asking for advice in mid-September 2019 about events that you say occurred in May 2017? There must be more than you are telling us.

(2) EXACTLY when did you short the security?

(3) EXACTLY when was the end date...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Gov & Administrative Law, Small Claims and White Collar Crime for Oregon on
Q: If my employer takes money out of my check for a draw and there's no signed document giving permission can I ask 4 it b

Can I make him pay it back and can I make him pay back all money taken out of my checks this way ? If so how far back can I make him pay me? He wasn't showing draws on my check stubs for two years . He was taking hours away from my pay to pay himself back. I demanded he pay my hours and show the... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 2, 2019

He could be breaking the law, BUT it sounds more like a small claims or employment matter. That being said, there are some things that you need to consider. There doesn't need to be a written and signed document for you and your employer to have an agreement, but that is always best. You could be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for New Mexico on
Q: First time offender,60 years old .how my time will i be in prison on a 20 month sentence for wire fraud
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 2, 2019

Difficult to answer this question given the large array of variables. There will be an assessment of you and your background, the allegations and the amount of the fraud, that will include your record, opinions on your criminality, your rehabilitation prospects, and general likelihood to re-offend.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Municipal Law and White Collar Crime for South Carolina on
Q: Can you be charged with burglary 3 in general sessions and burglary 3 in municipal Court at the same time.

I went to go look at my charges and they have them listed like that and one of the charges doesn't have an case number {inditemsnt number}. What does this all mean?

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Aug 31, 2019

If you are looking at the charges on the public index it is more likely than not that one is an entry from bond court/prelim court which is in magistrate court and the second entry is the actual pending charge in general sessions court.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.