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3 additional charges that could make white-collar charges worse

On Behalf of | Oct 11, 2022 | White Collar Crimes |

Realizing the authorities are investigating you on suspicion of a white-collar crime can sometimes lead you to do things that worsen your situation.

It would be a real shame if the original charges amounted to nothing, but you still end up penalized for something you did in the process of the investigation.

Here are some errors people in your situation have made:

Destroying evidence

You might panic when you find out the authorities are coming. Yet you should always remember that these days, most records are backed up somewhere. Deleting files from your computer or shredding paperwork is unlikely to stop investigators from getting their hands on the information and could bring you charges for trying to obstruct justice.

Resisting arrest

Being led in handcuffs out of your building in front of all your employees or colleagues will be highly embarrassing. There’s no doubt about that. There is also no doubt that the next few months of your life might be pretty unpleasant as charges against you proceed. Yet if the police decide to arrest you, you should go quietly to avoid being injured or facing additional charges.

Lying to the authorities

Even a little white lie could lead to perjury charges. If you are afraid to tell the truth about something, then it is better to say nothing at all. Remember, you have the right to remain silent and are under no obligation to answer any questions either before or after your arrest.

Being arrested is not the end of the affair but the beginning of your defense. Getting legal guidance on how to act will increase your chances of walking free.