White Collar Crimes

White collar crime is the term used for intricate crimes that are committed for the sole purpose of financial gain. Such crimes typically encompass traditional notions of deceit, deception, concealment, manipulation and breach of trust. White collar crime does not necessarily involve coercion or violence. In some cases it can be engaged in innocently and without the knowledge of the person or entity to be charged. White collar crimes are often considered federal offenses and finding the right attorney to help you navigate the complexities of the federal court system can make the difference between victory and defeat.

Types of White Collar Crimes:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Blackmail
  • Bribery
  • Cellular Phone Fraud
  • Computer fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Currency Schemes
  • Embezzlement
  • Environmental Schemes
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Insider Trading
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Investment Schemes
  • Kickback
  • Larceny/Theft
  • Money Laundering
  • Racketeering
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Evasion
  • Telemarketing Fraud
  • Welfare Fraud
  • Weights and Measures

The majority of white collar crimes are charged as felonies in the state of Texas, but there are some minor offenses that can receive a misdemeanor charge. Texas Penal Code Chapter 12 lays out the penalties for all types of white collar crimes. If proven guilty of a White Collar Crime the consequences can range from $500 to $10,000 with up to 99 years of life in prison.

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