This is the first post in a series which will address the topic of defending against Austin, Texas criminal charges which stem from “white collar crime.” I am writing on this topic due to the fact that defendants are sometimes surprised at the extent to which they face criminal liability for non-violent offenses. People accused of such crimes, however, may face substantial prison time in addition to other penalties. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to fully understand the gravity of their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will help people in their selection of a criminal defense attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will address several topics over the course of this series. Issues which I will analyze include:
- How search and seizure issues impact the handling of white collar charges
- Defending against charges of embezzlement
- Dealing with charges involving complex financial fraud
- Understanding the differences between state and federal court
These are important topics for one to understand. First, these types of charges are often the result of law enforcement’s obtaining evidence from a computer, smartphone, or from a residence or place of business. If the police or FBI violated the Fourth Amendment while obtaining such evidence then it may be possible to have the charges dismissed. Second, embezzlement is a crime which can be charged under more circumstances than many people realize. Third, complex financial crimes often involve complicated issues which require expert witnesses to properly defend. Finally, many white collar offenses are charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in federal court. It is, therefore, important for one to understand the difference between state and federal court.
One point that I cannot stress enough is that you should retain an experienced defense lawyer if you are charged with any of these crimes. Such offenses often involve complicated evidentiary issues and many attorneys are not licensed in federal court. By retaining experienced counsel you help to improve the chances that your case will be handled properly. I have been licensed since 1995 and am board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in criminal law. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. Our firm also serves the cities of Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, and San Marcos, Texas.