Oregon Criminal Defence Lawyer Representing Victims in Lake Oswego
The city of Lake Oswego in the State of Oregon was founded by Albert Alonzo Durham in 1847, an individual who also built the areas first sawmill on Sucker Creek. Less than two decades later, iron ore was discovered in the Tualation River Valley and the city quickly became the heart of a brief iron industry.
Today well over 36,000 individuals reside in Lake Oswego. It is known as being one of the Portland area’s more affluent suburbs with the median family income being nearly $95,000.
Affluent areas are often considered to safer and less crime ridden as other parts of a county or state. But that does not mean that the residents living in these areas do not face accusations of suspicious or criminal activity.
Examples of White Collar Crimes
A “white collar crime” is a term used to describe crimes which are financially motivated and are nonviolent. Owners of businesses and government professionals often find themselves accused of these crimes.
Some of the most common white collar crimes include:
- Tax evasion
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Interstate sale of stolen property
What Are the Consequences If Charged of a White Collar Crime?
A white collar crime is a serious offense which is often tried in Federal court. The consequences of being charged of a white collar crime are substantial. You may find yourself facing:
- Heavy fines
- Time in jail or prison
- Restitution (paying back any money which is owed to another business or person)
- Forfeiture of assets (having to give up money or property)
- Home arrest
- Supervised release or probation
How to Defend Yourself Against White Collar Crime Allegations
If you or your business is being investigated for one or more white collar crimes, it is important that you take all measures to ensure that you do not incriminate yourself. This is why it is imperative that you speak with a criminal defense attorney such as Mark C. Cogan, P.C. before you deal with any investigators.
One of our white collar crime attorneys will be able to advise you about which business documents are protected from seizure under business laws as well as determine which defenses are available to you.
Directions To Mark C. Cogan, P.C. 1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 780 Crown Plaza Building Portland, OR 97201
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Lake Oswego, OR
Total Est. Time: 17 min
Total Est. Distance: 7.4 mi
- Head south towards A Ave
- Take OR-43 N/SW Riverside Dr and SW Macadam Ave to SW 1st Ave in Portland
- Turn left at the 1st cross street onto SW 1st Ave
- Destination will be on the left
Call us today (503) 827-8092
We are located at:
Mark C. Cogan, P.C.
1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 780
Crown Plaza Building
Portland, OR 97201
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