White Collar Crimes Involving Money And Property
When people think of white collar crime, they often think of high-profile criminals who have been involved in major crimes. However, white collar crime can cover a wide range of offenses, most of which deal with money and property. Abusing federal programs for health care, tax collection, and oil and gas regulations are common white collar crimes. Disputes between businessmen often include charges and counter charges of fraud are also common white collar crimes.
What white collar cases have in common is that they all include the accusation that there has been some type of deceit or breach of trust, and that money or property changed hands illegally as a result. White collar crimes almost always are nonviolent. However, the penalties and punishment can be severe, and accusations should be taken seriously.
Representing Corporations Accused Of Criminal Acts
When a corporation hires a criminal defense lawyer, that lawyer owes a duty to both the shareholders and the corporation as a whole. Corporations that are indicted for crimes face the “corporate death penalty” of withdrawn investment and cancellation of contracts and licenses to do business. Our attorneys sometimes must fight for a company’s very survival.
If you are accused or believe you may be implicated in a corporate criminal matter as an individual, it is important for you to have your own attorney; the corporation’s attorney does not owe a duty to you, only to the corporation and its shareholders.
White Collar Crimes We Litigate
Our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients accused of Texas and federal white collar crimes, including the following:
- Money laundering
- Theft and embezzlement
- Securities fraud
- Anti-theft violations
- Environmental disputes
- Public corruption
- Tax evasion and tax protests
- Bulk cash smuggling
- Defense department fraud
- Foreign corrupt practice
- Health care fraud
- Mail fraud
- R.I.C.O. and organized crime
- Texas parks and wildlife
- Aircraft parts fraud
- Immigration offenses
- Insurance fraud
The “procedural steps” for federal and state cases are complicated and may take months – or even years. Our practice is built on long-term relationships and we have the commitment and the skills to bring your case to a successful resolution.