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A white collar crime, although stereotypically viewed as a non-violent offense that comes with light punishments, can, in fact, come with very serious consequences if not dealt with in the correct manner. Considering there is usually a victim involved, the prosecution will be very willing to try to get you convicted.

With this aggressive prosecution, the possibility for jail time and hefty fines is very real, making the process of working with an experienced and capable criminal defense attorney all the more important. A strong lawyer at your side will give you a logical and straightforward approach to your defense strategy, taking into account all state laws and avenues of arguments.

If you or a loved one is being charged with a white collar crime in southeastern Pennsylvania, take the steps necessary to clearing your name and getting your life back on track by retaining legal counsel that can effectively argue your case and increase your chances of getting any charges you may have reduced or even dismissed.

Michael J. Skinner of the Skinner Law Firm is a West Chester criminal defense attorney who has years of experience helping individuals dealing with white collar accusations throughout the Pennsylvania counties of Chester, Lancaster, Montgomery and Delaware. With this legal understanding and courtroom knowledge, Michael is the practical choice if you need to fight the charges levied against you and focus on moving forward.

Call (610) 436-1410 or send an online message to schedule a risk-free and confidential consultation to discuss the specifics of your case today.


Pennsylvania White Collar Crime Information Center


Common White Collar Crimes

Of the crimes common to Pennsylvania that would be considered white collar, the Skinner Law Firm focuses mainly on:

  • Identity Theft – Possession of or sale of false documents or personal identifying information to establish false status or identity; obtaining and using personal information of another person in order to harm that person or assume their identity.
  • Credit Card Fraud – Using a credit card to obtain property or services knowing that: the card is a counterfeit or has been altered; the card has been issued to another person who has not authorized its use; the card has been revoked or canceled.
  • Embezzlement
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Tampering With Records
  • Forgery – Alters any writing of another without his or her authority; makes, completes, issues or transfers any writing so that it purports to be the act of another who did not authorize the act.

Penalties Associated With White Collar Crimes

The penalties related to white collar crimes in Pennsylvania are widely varied depending on the severity of the offense in question. This means that you may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony if convicted of a white collar crime. Some examples are as follows:

Credit Card Fraud – Ranges from misdemeanor of the second degree (up to 2 years in prison and / or fines of between $500 and $5,000) to a felony of the third degree (up to 7 years in prison and / or a fine of between $2,500 and $15,000).

Identity Theft – Ranges from misdemeanor of this first degree (up to 5 years in prison and / or fines of up to $15,000) to felony of the second degree (up to 10 years in prison and / or up to $25,000 in fines).

Forgery – Ranges from misdemeanor of the first degree (up to 5 years in prison and / or fines of up to $15,000) to felony of the second degree (up to 10 years in prison and / or fines of up to $25,000).


Pennsylvania White Collar Crimes Resources

Pennsylvania Attorney General – this site gives basic information relating to financial crimes, including insurance fraud and consumer safety. Also included are resources on civil rights and antitrust, along with an identity theft toolkit and information on the Bureau of Consumer Protection. The address to the attorney general’s office is:

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
16th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA, 17120
Phone: 717-787-3391

Federal Bureau of Investigation – this site provides information on the Pennsylvania arm of the FBI and focuses on consumer safety as well as a large list of relevant numbers and locations.
Philadelphia FBI Office

William J. Green, Jr. Building
600 Arch Street, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 418-4000

National White Collar Crime Center – This site contains extensive information on various types of white collar crimes, including training, investigative support, and research to those who need to learn more about white collar crimes.


Chester County White Collar Crime Arrest Lawyer

If you have been charged with a white collar crime is southeastern Pennsylvania, contact the Skinner Law Firm to discuss the facts of your particular case in a free and confidential consultation at (610) 436-1410. There may be ways to reduce your charge or have it dismissed altogether, and finding an experienced attorney who is familiar with Pennsylvania white collar crimes is your best option to avoid severe punishments.

Call or send an online message today if you are dealing with a white collar charge in or around the cities of West Chester, Phoenixville, Downingtown, Oxford, Spring City, Malvern, Chester, Yeadon, Lansdowne, Clifton Heights, Norwood, Media, Aldan, Colwyn, Lancaster, Columbia, Millersville, Christiana, Norristown, Pottstown, Lansdale, Telford, Jenkintown or Red Hill, among others.

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