White Collar Crimes / Property Crimes

White-collar crimes and property crimes are crimes where violence or intimidation was not a factor during commission of the crime. Examples of white collar crimes include insider trading, embezzlement, fraud and larceny. The charges associated with a white-collar crime will vary depending on the specific nature of that crime; felony charges, for example, may be appropriate when large amounts of money have been stolen. Crimes involving securities may become a federal matter and handled under federal securities law, as opposed to state law.

The penalties for committing a crime considered white collar or considered a property crime may range from minor to severe, and may include jail time, probation, or fines. Check out the articles in this section for more information about white collar and property crimes.