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Understanding what puts you at risk of white-collar crime

| Oct 11, 2019 | White Collar Offenses |

When people hear the term “criminal,” they often think of rough individuals who have been involved in noticeable illegal activities. However, even you can be at risk of becoming involved in crime even if you are a professional business person. At Bulloch, Fly, Hornsby & Evans PLLC, we are committed to helping convicted white-collar criminals in Tennessee to defend their case.

White-collar crime can have many negative benefits for you and can impact your life for years to come. If you are found guilty of participating in criminal activity in a professional environment, you may be required to serve multiple legal consequences including fines and jail time.

Depending on the consequences you face, you may be at risk of losing your job completely or suffering a significant blow to your reputation and the trust that others have placed in you.

Risky situations

According to Forbes, these are situations that could put you at a higher risk for committing a white-collar crime:

  • If you thrive off of participating in risky behavior or taking risks to improve your professional standing
  • If your employer has not implemented adequate requirements for identifying and prosecuting criminal behavior (you may be tempted to do things because you are more confident that you will not be caught)
  • If you have opportunities to conveniently access benefits that you would otherwise not have (because the temptation to become involved may be strong)

Being aware of the risks that put you at a higher chance of participating in white-collar criminal activity may help you to make decisions to prevent justifying your behavior if it is unprofessional and questionable.

For more information, or if you have been accused of a crime, visit our white-collar criminal defense page.

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