A crime that’s sophisticated in nature, thoughts of Enron and other accounting scandals may come to mind when discussing the topic of White Collar Crimes. Don’t be fooled, you can be charged with a white collar crime for an offenses as simple as stealing from an employer or as complex as money laundering, or even partaking in an illegal wire transfer.
In other cases, people are charged with white collar felony offenses for crimes like credit fraud and falsifying credit applications.
If you’ve been hit with a criminal charge of this magnitude, you’ll need legal representation as soon as possible. For immediate assistance, contact attorney Christian Capitaine by sending a message using our contact form or by calling 832-618-7831.
Understanding White Collar Crimes
In general, the term White Collar Crime is used when referring to theft cases involving businesses, large corporations, and sophisticated fraud schemes. Also, white collars crimes are also usually prosecuted by United States’ Attorneys in federal court.
In Texas, white-collar offenses are prosecuted as theft offenses with the severity of the criminal classification based largely on the amount of value extracted from the victim(s). Below, we’ve outlined some of the more common theft offenses which are considered “white collar” crimes.
Commonly Prosecuted White Collar Crimes
- Antitrust Violation Cases
- Bank & Bank Wire Fraud
- Bankruptcy Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Credit Card & Credit Fraud
- Extortion & Cases Involving Blackmail
- Insurance Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Securities Fraud
Accused of a White Collar Crime in Texas?
Call Attorney Christian Capitaine For Help!
Whether you’re charged in connection with minor or major white collar criminal offense, attorney Christian Capitaine and the resources of the Capitaine Law Firm are here for you.
If you know you’re being investigated for a White Collar Crime, or think you will be in the future, you’ll be in the best position possible if your case is already in the care of a qualified criminal defense attorney who will defend your rights throughout the process, whether charges have been filed or not.
It’s best to get ahead of these situations.