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Collin County White Collar Crime Attorneys

If you or a loved one are under investigation or have been charged with a white collar crime, you might not be sure of what you’ve been accused of, or what types of penalties you might be facing. “White collar crime” is a broad, informal term that refers to any non-violent crime typically committed in a professional setting for financial gain. Although white collar crimes are usually committed by professionals, such as accountants, lawyers, doctors, or businesspeople, they can be committed by any person. White collar crimes typically involve the use of business structures, the Internet, mail, and banks. Although many people believe that white collar crimes are only federal law crimes, they can also be crimes under state law.

White collar crimes can negatively impact your career and reputation, even if you are being investigated for a white collar crime. If you believe you are investigation for a white collar crime or have asked to come in for questioning by investigators, it is vital that you first speak with an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney before speaking with investigators or prosecutors about any potential white collar crime. Remember that anything you say to an investigator or prosecutor can be used against you in a subsequent white collar criminal prosecution.

If you are under investigation for or have been charged with a white collar crime in Collin County, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The white collar criminal defense attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas are ready to discuss your situation and help you understand your legal rights and options, so call us today at (972) 369-0577.

Do I Need a White Collar Crime Lawyer?

If you suspect you may be a target or a person of interest in a white collar criminal investigation, it is critical that you speak to a white collar crime attorney. Even if you have not yet been charged with a crime, you may be asked to come voluntarily speak to investigators as part of a white collar criminal investigation. Once you let an experienced white collar criminal attorney know everything that you know, he or she can advise you about your potential criminal exposure and counsel you as to whether you should speak with investigations or exercise your right to remain silent.

If you have been charged with a white collar crime, a knowledgeable defense attorney can help you to understand your legal rights and your options for facing your charges. An attorney can begin investigating the facts and circumstances of your case to develop potential legal defenses in your case. An attorney can also start discussing possible resolutions for your case with prosecutors, including dismissal of your charges, reduction of the severity of your charges, or, if the circumstances dictate, a potential plea agreement (including cooperation with ongoing investigations).

If you choose to defend against your charges at trial, a white collar criminal defense lawyer can persuasively advocate on your behalf to a judge and jury to try to get the most favorable outcome in your case, whether that be an acquittal or a lenient sentence following a conviction.

Why Choose Rosenthal & Wadas to Handle My Case?

If you are facing white collar criminal charges or the possibility of being charged in a white collar criminal investigation, Rosenthal & Wadas can provide you with the legal representation you need to confidently face your charges or potential charges. Rosenthal & Wadas is the largest criminal defense law firm in Collin County. In addition to being the largest criminal defense firm in the county, our firm is also the only law firm that has two Criminal Law Board Certified partners. In Texas, board certification, granted to only 1% of attorneys, means that an attorney has demonstrated and been tested for substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law such as criminal law and white collar crime.

Our firm has extensive resources to dedicate to your white collar criminal case. When you hire our firm, you have the benefit of multiple attorneys who will collaborate to develop the best possible defense strategy for your situation. No matter what your circumstances are, we will explore every possible avenue in your case to obtain a favorable our come for you. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how our firm can help you face a complex white collar criminal investigation or prosecution.

Types of Cases We Handle

The white collar criminal defense attorneys of Rosenthal & Wadas have helped people across Collin County facing charges for white collar crimes. We can help clients facing white collar crime charges, including:

  • Identity theft
  • Accounting fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Bribery
  • Computer crimes
  • Counterfeiting
  • Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Environmental law violations
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Controlled Substance Act and drug crimes by medical professionals
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Immigration fraud
  • Securities law violations
  • Social Security fraud
  • Tax fraud and tax violations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
  • RICO Act violations
  • Perjury
  • Obstruction of justice

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges for white collar crimes in Collin County, contact our experienced white collar crime defense attorneys today to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case and to learn more about how our firm can help you.

Frequently Asked Questions about White Collar Crimes

While the term “white collar crime” has no official definition in the law, the term is popularly understood to encompass any crime that involves the use of deception or abuse of a position of trust, along with a lack of physical violence in committing the crime. In many cases, a white collar crime is usually committed by a professional, such as an accountant, doctor, or attorney.
Although white collar crimes are often charged at the federal level, most states usually have their own version of federal white collar criminal statutes, such as wire fraud statutes or RICO Act statutes. Certain crimes are exclusively federal, such as mail fraud crimes. However, white collar criminal investigations are complicated and usually require significant resources to investigate. As a result, many white collar crimes are charged at the federal level since the federal government has more investigators and prosecutors experienced in white collar prosecutions than many states.
If you are convicted of a white collar crime, your sentence will usually depend on the amount of loss suffered by the victims of your crime. It is important to note that if you had people working with you as part of a white collar criminal conspiracy, the government may choose to charge you for sentencing purposes with the loss of the entire conspiracy, even if you were only directly responsible for part of the victims’ loss. Although a court may decide to merely order a fine, probation, forfeiture of the gains of your crime, and restitution if the dollar amount of loss is small and you have other mitigating factors in your background, if you were responsible (even in part) for a significant financial loss, the court can sentence you to hefty fines in addition to prison time.
You should hire an attorney as soon as possible. Sometimes, prosecutors will notify you that you are a suspect in a white collar crime investigation or that they believe they may charge you with a white collar crime. At that point, it is essential to retain an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney to begin discussing your case and preparing to defend against criminal charges. Hiring an attorney will not make prosecutors more likely to charge you with a crime simply because you “look” guilty by hiring an attorney. Prosecutors understand that anyone who is a person of interest in a white collar criminal investigation will want to understand their rights and options and possible outcomes to the inquiry.

Contact a Collin County White Collar Crime Lawyer

White collar crimes are extremely fact-intensive and complex. The government devotes considerable resources and manpower to investigate and prosecute white collar crimes. As a result, if you are facing prosecution for white collar crimes, you need a criminal defense firm who can provide you with the resources to match those of the government and who can investigate every facet of a complicated white collar criminal case to uncover every possible defense.

If you are charged with a white collar crime in Collin County, contact the criminal defense attorneys of Rosenthal & Wadas today to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated and knowledgeable white collar criminal defense attorneys. We will discuss your rights and options and will discuss how our firm will defend you against the charges you face. Call (972) 369-0577 or reach us online.