If I am charged with a white collar crime, does that mean the government has enough evidence to convict me?
If you’re charged with a white collar crime just because you’re charged doesn’t mean the government has enough evidence to convict you. When you’re charged with a white collar crime generally you’re charged by an indictment that a grand jury returns but all they need is probable cause to find a crime may or possibly has been committed. But, the government has to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt and in federal court that’s a type of doubt that would make a reasonable person hesitate to act in the most important of their own affairs.
It’s an extremely high burden. So just because you’ve been charged doesn’t mean the government can prove it or you’re going to be found guilty. So if you hire and consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer they can help craft and develop a good defense to prove or show that the government can’t prove the case against you.