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White Collar Crime

July 23rd, 2013 at 8:47 am

LucyWhite collar crimes cover a very broad spectrum because there is no exact definition. Most often, however, white collar crimes are thought of as crimes committed by business people that involve cheating and dishonesty. Usually these people commit these crimes under the cover of a legitimate business as well, so the crime can remain hidden for a long time without suspicion.

Because it is very difficult to create a definition that defines all white collar crimes, there are federal laws and state laws that are specific to certain types of white collar crimes and also umbrella laws that encompass anything else.

Here are two examples of white collar crimes:

Obstruction of Justice

Obstruction of justice can be committed in many ways, as long as it somehow interferes with one of the three branches of government. Some examples of obstruction include influencing a juror outside the courtroom, altering a record process, obstructing any criminal investigation by law officials and assaulting a process server.

Other actions that many be prosecuted as obstruction of justice include using any sound amplification device, picketing or parading in front of any building occupied by a court office, witness, juror or judge.


When anyone willfully and knowingly swears to tell the truth, it is not taken lightly. If someone swears to honesty orally or in writing and speaks falsely under oath, they will be charged with perjury. Under this piece of the law, it is also illegal for someone to force someone else to commit perjury.

If you have been accused of committing a white collar crime such as obstruction of justice, perjury or some other form of a white collar crime, contact attorney Chris Cosley in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Cosley criminal attorneys will do everything they can to assist you with your white collar crime court case today.

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