Dallas TX White Collar Crime Defense Attorney
White collar crime is defined by the Department of Justice. That definition typically encompasses all illegal activity involving some form of manipulation, deceit, breach of trust, or concealment, that activity designed for financial gain. Though these offenses are not usually violent in nature, their punishments and penalties can be severe.
White collar crime applies to an extensive range of criminal offenses, including:
- Mail fraud
- Wire fraud
- Bank fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Securities fraud
- Consumer fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Identity theft
- Ponzi schemes
- Tax fraud or tax evasion
- Worthless checks
- Money laundering
White collar offenses often entail sifting through a great deal of evidence, and so federal investigations can take place for an extended period of time before charges are filed. You may or may not be informed that you are the subject of a specific investigation. As such, it is important to have a qualified criminal defense attorney on your side as early in the process as possible—even if you are not yet facing criminal charges. Doing so will ensure your rights are not being violated in any way during the investigation.
No individual should face white collar criminal accusations on their own, as handling them requires a great deal of experience, expertise, and skill. If you or someone you love has been charged with a white-collar crime, contact David Finn, P.C. at (214) 871-1112 today to discuss your case.
Penalties for White Collar Offenses
In the state of Texas, a conviction for a misdemeanor white collar offense can range from a fine of $500 to a fine of up to $4,000, a prison sentence of up to one year, or both. For a white collar offense felony conviction, penalties may include a fine of up to $10,000 and anywhere from two years in prison to life imprisonment.
When it comes to penalties for white collar offenses in Texas, an individual may be given harsher punishments depending on factors such as the offense committed, whether he or she has a criminal record, the number of individuals affected by the offense, the value used or stolen in the committed criminal offense, and whether the offense was committed against the elderly.
Call David Finn, P.C. Today
White collar offenses are a very complex area of law, and involve both state and federal law. Regardless of whether you have been charged with a federal or state white collar offense, the prosecutor has the highest burden of proof when it comes to establishing that you committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. As such, it is crucial to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can make every possible effort to ensure that the prosecution fails to satisfy their burden of proof.
Your future is at stake. David Finn, P.C. will fight aggressively to protect your rights and fight the allegations against you. Call (214) 871-1112 today.