When people think of crimes, they often think of things that involve violence. For this reason, people do not often recognize the severity of white-collar crimes. While white-collar crimes are often non-violent, they can cause serious damage and have harsh repercussions. Another common misconception is that only high-profile individuals are involved in white-collar crimes. In reality, these crimes occur every day and are committed by individuals from all walks of life. If you are facing charges for a white-collar crime, you will need the help of an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney. Read on to learn more about white-collar crimes in Texas and what to do if you are facing charges.
What Constitutes a White-Collar Crime?
It is important to know that a “white-collar” crime does not refer to a specific crime. Rather, it is an umbrella term for a number of various crimes. Generally, white-collar crimes are non-violent, and they instead involve obtaining money or funds illegally, generally through some sort of fraud. The most common types of white-collar crimes include:
- Credit Card Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Organized Crime
- Identity Theft
- Insurance Fraud
- Medicaid Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Writing a Bad Check
- Mortgage Fraud
- Securities Fraud
What are the Penalties for a White-Collar Crime?
Many people believe that because of their non-violent nature, white-collar crimes are not taken as seriously as some other crimes. This is most certainly not the case. In fact, white-collar crimes are taken very seriously in the state of Texas and can follow you throughout your life. If you are charged with a white-collar crime, you may be facing serious penalties, including high fines, restitution, and, in many cases, jail time.
What do I do if I am Facing Charges for White-Collar Crimes?
Luckily, there are a number of possible defenses you may be able to use when it comes to white-collar crimes. If you are facing charges, it is important to reach out to an experienced attorney right away.
Our firm understands that people make mistakes. We are here to fight for you. Contact us today so we can begin exploring all possible avenues of defense and working to have your charges reduced or dropped.
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