White Collar Crime Lawyer in Abilene, TX
Determined Advocacy for the Accused in West Texas
White collar crimes are mostly nonviolent but that doesn’t mean they are not heavily investigated, prosecuted, and penalized in the state of Texas. Almost everyone by now has likely heard about such white collar crimes as money laundering and high-profile Ponzi schemes. These crimes involve various types of fraud, misrepresentation, deceit, lack of disclosure, and other methods for the purpose of illegal financial gain. They can vary from small instances of identity theft to large-scale operations wherein multiple victims or a large governmental agency can lose vast financial resources. White collar crimes are often complex types of crime committed by individuals in positions of trust or authority, managers, investment counselors, politicians, and more.
Being convicted of a white collar crime can spell the end of your professional career or job as well as lead to criminal penalties involving jail or prison time, burdensome fines, restitution to victims, and long periods of probation with restrictive conditions. In such cases, it is imperative that you have a defense attorney who is experienced in all aspects of these cases, from investigation through all legal proceedings both inside and outside the courtroom, as well as in handling trials. At Keith & Lorfing, you can find representation from a former state and federal prosecutor who has a strong background in managing white collar crimes. With over a decade of prosecutorial experience, our Abilene white collar crime attorney knows how the other side operates and what it takes to fight accusations and charges of this nature.
Accused of a white collar crime in Abilene, San Angelo, Lubbock, or Amarillo? Work with an attorney who has vital experience in this practice area. Contact our firm at (325) 308-6960 for a consultation.
White Collar Criminal Charges
Many crimes fall under the umbrella label of “white collar.” Common white collar crimes can include:
- Money laundering
- Identity theft
- Tax fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Bank fraud
- Credit card/debit card fraud
- Mail and wire fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Obstruction of justice
- Investment fraud
- Securities fraud
- Mortgage fraud
The above are just a few of the various types of crimes that Keith & Lorfing takes on from initial investigation throughout all phases of the criminal justice process. We are especially adept at handling such crimes due to our attorney’s extensive knowledge and experience in the matter of electronic and forensic evidence; this type of evidence often forms the basis upon which charges and convictions are made and can involve thousands of documents.
How you will be charged in any white collar crime will be based on the nature of the crime, how much money was involved in the crime, how many victims were allegedly harmed, whether any of those victims were senior citizens, and other potentially relevant factors. Many are charged as felonies, from state jail felonies up to more serious felonies. For example, in an embezzlement charge, if you are found guilty of stealing between $1,500 up to $20,000, you are at risk for a two-year jail sentence. If the amount exceeded $20,000 up to $100,000, you are at risk for up to 10 years in prison. These crimes are punishable by not only incarceration and hefty fines but by asset forfeiture as well.
You Can Depend on Superior Legal Service at Our Firm
Our firm is dedicated to helping defend those accused of white collar crimes; you are innocent until proven guilty and your legal rights need to be protected from the onset of an investigation through every phase of the legal process. When facing criminal charges, your choice of an attorney is a critical one and never more serious as when facing complicated white collar crimes that call for an extensive legal effort. Our firm never backs down from a 100 percent commitment to our clients and provides legal service that is experienced, knowledgeable, and Texas-tough.
Call us at (325) 308-6960 to schedule a consultation with our Abilene white collar crime attorney today.