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The number of white-collar crimes has been on a steady rise in the past few years. These are non-violent crimes in the corporate world usually committed for monetary gain. Common white-collar crimes include tax evasion, fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering. The government sets out to prove the essential elements of the crime including causation, criminal intent,...

For the court to convict you of a crime, the prosecution should first prove that you’re indeed guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” This means that you and your lawyer must establish an airtight criminal defense. Although each criminal case is different, below are some of the most common defenses that defendants use to avoid getting convicted. Coercion and Duress...