White-collar crimes are treated a bit differently than some other crimes like DWI, theft, and possession of drugs. Importantly, many white-collar crimes are prosecuted by the United States government instead of the state of Texas. Not all attorneys in Texas have experience dealing with federal prosecutions. Rest assured that the attorneys at Davis, Ermis & Roberts, P.C. do have this experience and are comfortable with the processes.
WHAT ARE WHITE COLLAR CRIMES?
White collar crime refers to non-violent financial crimes committed by individuals or businesses in positions of trust or authority, such as embezzlement, fraud, insider trading, bribery, cybercrime, and money laundering. These crimes are typically committed for financial gain and often involve deception and abuse of power. White collar crimes can have a significant impact on individuals, businesses, and the economy, and often go undetected for long periods of time due to their sophisticated nature.
COMMON WHITE COLLAR CRIMES
Embezzlement: The theft or misappropriation of funds or assets entrusted to one’s care, typically by someone in a position of trust such as an employee, business partner, or financial advisor. Embezzlement can occur in various forms, from simple mismanagement of funds to more elaborate schemes involving forged documents.
Fraud: A deception made for personal gain, such as securities fraud, mortgage fraud, or identity theft. Fraud can come in many forms, from Ponzi schemes and investment frauds to fake charities and telemarketing scams.
Insider Trading: The illegal buying or selling of securities based on non-public information obtained through a person’s position or relationship. Insider trading undermines the fairness and integrity of the securities markets by allowing individuals to profit from confidential information not available to the general public.
Money Laundering: The process of disguising the proceeds of illegal activities as legitimate funds, typically through a series of financial transactions. Money laundering is used to conceal the true source of funds and make it appear that they were obtained legally.
Bribery: The offering, giving, soliciting, or accepting of any item of value in exchange for influence or favorable treatment. Bribery undermines the integrity of government and business by allowing individuals to gain an unfair advantage through corrupt means.
Other White Collar Crimes Include:
- Computer-related crimes (child pornography, illegally downloading music/movies)
- Identity theft
WE ARE ATTORNEYS EXPERIENCED IN WHITE COLLAR CRIME DEFENSE
We are a team of experienced attorneys specializing in white collar crime. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the complex legal and regulatory landscape surrounding these types of offenses, we have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in a variety of white collar crime cases. Our team takes a strategic and personalized approach to each case, working closely with our clients to develop a defense that takes into account the unique circumstances and goals of each situation. Whether it’s negotiating a plea agreement, litigating in court, or representing clients in government investigations, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. With our experience, knowledge, and commitment, we provide clients with the legal representation they need to navigate the challenges of white collar crime.
SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION AT DAVIS, ERMIS, AND ROBERTS
At Davis, Ermis, and Robertson, we understand the stress and uncertainty that can accompany a white collar crime charge. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing you with the aggressive and effective legal representation you need to protect your rights and interests. We believe that everyone deserves a fair trial and the opportunity to present their side of the story, which is why we work tirelessly to build a strong and compelling defense on your behalf. And, to make it easier for you to get the help you need, we offer a free first consultation so you can learn more about your options and how we can assist you. If you’ve been charged with a white collar crime, don’t hesitate to contact Davis, Ermis, and Robertson for the reliable and compassionate legal representation you deserve.