White Collar Crimes

Houston White Collar Crime Lawyers

Powerful Defense for Federal Charges

The term white collar crime refers to a number of different federal criminal offenses, but the FBI defines white collar crimes as offenses involving "lying, cheating and stealing." White collar crime has been identified as a category of crime since 1939 when the term was originally coined by a sociologist, but it has become the focus of increased scrutiny over recent years.

Several large-scale cases such as the Enron scandal and the Bernie Madoff investment scandal attracted widespread attention in the news media. The majority of white collar crime, however, occurs on a much smaller scale and it usually involves individuals who are otherwise entirely ordinary and who have never before been involved in the criminal justice system.

White collar crimes include such offenses as:

Penalties for White Collar Crimes

Make no mistake- the penalties for a white collar crime are often just as harsh as they would be for any other type of offense, especially if you are charged with committing a federal crime. You can face additional penalties if you are charged with conspiracy on the basis that you carried out the crime in cooperation with one or more other people. In the event that you are convicted, you could be subjected to harsh penalties including time in jail or prison, fines and a criminal record which could ruin your future career.

Charged with a white collar crime in Texas? Get help from Guerra & Farah, PLLC!

If you have learned that you are being investigated in connection with allegations of embezzlement, money laundering, identity theft, fraud or any other type of white collar crime, it is in your best interests to hire a Houston criminal defense attorney from Guerra & Farah, PLLC immediately. Your attorney can advise you of strategies to avoid further self-incrimination, and can speak on your behalf with the investigators.

Do not waive your right to remain silent - since the investigators only want to talk to you in order to find evidence which would support a conviction - but instead refer any requests for information to Guerra & Farah, PLLC as your legal representation.

Don't take any chances with the outcome of your case - contact our firm now or fill out a free case evaluation and to allow us to begin working on your defense!

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