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Updated: Apr 15

White Collar Crimes

A white collar crime accusation is not something you should take lightly. If convicted, you will be subjected to a number of serious, life-altering penalties. The best way to protect your rights and freedom is to hire an experienced and highly skilled Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer.

The term "white-collar crime" refers to financially motivated, nonviolent or non-directly violent crime committed by individuals, businesses and government professionals.[ It was first defined by the sociologist Edwin Sutherland in 1939 as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of their occupation". Typical white-collar crimes could include wage theft, fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, labor racketeering, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft, and forgery. White-collar crime overlaps with corporate crime.

Types Of White Collar Crimes: Gulfport, Mississippi white collar crimes attorney Sean Buckley defends people throughout South Mississippi as well as nationwide, who have been charged with one of the following types of white collar crimes:

  • Fraud

  • Healthcare Fraud

  • Tax fraud/Tax Evasion

  • Firearms

  • Embezzlement

  • Extortion

  • Money laundering

  • Pill Mills

  • Racketeering

  • Insider trading

  • Identity theft

  • Bribery

  • Forgery

  • Cybercrimes

  • Counterfeiting

  • Conspiracy

  • Drugs

If you are ultimately convicted of a white collar crime, you could face prison sentences, probation, steep fines, community service, restitution and a mark on your permanent record. In addition, a white collar crime conviction will damage your professional reputation, limit your future opportunities and put a strain on your personal relationships and position in the community.

Criminal Defense Attorney Sean Buckley is very skilled at handling South Mississippi white collar crimes cases and knows effective strategies for obtaining a winning verdict. Although Mr. Buckley cannot guarantee the result of a case, he does guarantee to exhaust all resources and energies into building a strong defense, collecting compelling evidence, and challenging and negotiating with the prosecution to increase your chances of achieving a favorable outcome!

For a Free Case Evaluation with Mr. Buckley, please fill out this contact form and we will respond quickly. We offer In-Office meetings as well as Zoom/Virtual meetings. Mr. Buckley will decide with you which meeting works best at that time.

White collar crimes are serious criminal offenses. Most white collar crimes are carried out in business, corporate and political settings by politicians, executives, managers, CEOs and other professionals with high-ranking jobs.

If you have been accused of committing a white collar crime, Attorney Sean Buckley can protect your rights and make sure you are not unjustly convicted of a crime you did not commit.

Attorney Sean Buckley is a protégé of famed criminal defense trial lawyer Dick DeGuerin, whose influence defined Buckley’s skillset and multi-dimensional approach to defending clients. Following in the footsteps of his mentor, Buckley’s work has been favorably covered by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and numerous other national and local media outlets. Buckley also serves as lead editor of O’Connor’s Federal Criminal Rules & Codes, a legal reference book used by criminal lawyers across the United States.

O'Connor's Federal Criminal Rules & Codes 2023 Lead Editor; Sean Buckley

Sean and Marisol Buckley


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