What are the effects of being convicted of a white collar crime?

White collar crimes carry the same types of penalties as other crimes. This means that you can be sentenced to probation, house arrest or prison. This is true whether you are convicted at the State or Federal level.

In addition to any criminal sanctions, you can be sued civilly for damages by the State, the Federal government or by the person or persons that were affected by your crime. This is separate from any criminal liability imposed by the court.

White collar crimes are considered crimes of dishonesty. Which means it will be much harder to get a job when you are released from jail. If you are convicted of a felony charge, you will lose your right to vote and carry a firearm.

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