Unfortunately, being accused of any crime can be almost as damaging as being formally found guilty. Criminal charges may result in loss of a person's reputation, employment and strained relationships. Two Pennsylvania men who have been charged with theft, identity theft and insurance fraud and are likely seeking the advice attorneys as they navigate their case through the criminal court system.
Reportedly, simple accounting questions led a Pennsylvania man to discover almost $70,000 in financial loss for two of his businesses. Allegedly, the accountant handling his book keeping initially confessed to her errors when he confronted her. She is now navigating the criminal court system and has been formally charged with theft.
Insurance exists to protect property owners financially in the event of unexpected damage or destruction. Some Pennsylvania residents may not realize that filing a false insurance claim could lead to criminal charges. Nationwide Insurance recently reported a man's insurance claim to authorities, and he now faces criminal charges of fraud and theft by deception.
The Catholic church has not been immune to scandals and news coverage in the last couple of decades. Unfortunately, they have another scandal to handle. Recently, a Pennsylvania Monsignor admitted to theft of funds from the residence where he lived over several years.
Charges and/or convictions of any criminal activity can have a negative impact on a person's life. A damaged reputation, jail time and fines are just a few of the consequences that may be experienced after criminal charges are filed against a person in Pennsylvania. Although white collar crimes, by nature, typically do not result in the harm of another human being, they can still result in serious consequences. White collar crimes may consist of crimes such as identity theft, fraud, tax evasion or stealing from companies.
Felony charges at any age may cause serious impact on a person's life. The younger a person is, the longer the consequences may be experienced. A person's future school, job and rental applications may all be hindered by a felony record. Although it is not considered a violent crime, identity theft is one of many felonies that may affect a person's future if it results in a conviction. Recently in Pennsylvania, two young men found themselves in need of the counsel of a criminal lawyer.
When a person is charged with a crime, it can be an overwhelming experience regardless of guilt. Legal counsel can be very beneficial to the accused. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help a defendant navigate the legal system and determine the best defense for charges filed. Recently, a 24-year-old Pennsylvania man is becoming familiar with the legal system after being arrested for theft.
Being accused of any crime can be damaging to a person's future no matter the nature of the crime. Some, like many white collar crimes, are less violent than others but still can be emotionally distressing and disruptive to one's life. Recently, in Pennsylvania, a 54 year-old woman faced harsh penalties after being accused of theft from her former employer.