San Antonio White Collar Crime Attorneys
Aggressively Fighting Serious Criminal Charges
If you have been accused of committing identity theft, fraud, conspiracy, or any other kind of “white-collar crime,” you will need a dedicated criminal defense tailored to the specifics of your charge. This is because the circumstances behind these financial crimes are usually much murkier, and prosecutors will try to find creative entrapments that deny your rights as they endeavor to find a scapegoat at any cost.
In many situations, even if corruption is actually occurring, higher-level managers will try to blame lower-level associates to save their reputation. This is why your white-collar crime lawyers in San Antonio are dedicated to offering an aggressive defense. Count on The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC to support you no matter how high the stakes.
Types of White Collar Crimes We Handle
It is important to remember that there is no one in Texas who is above being accused of committing a white-collar crime. Our clients have ranged from top-level administrators of major corporations to regular individuals working in entry-level positions. No matter who you are, you will need powerful legal representation.
Some of the crimes we defend include, but are not limited to:
- Bank fraud
- Terrorist hoaxes and threats
- Conspiracy crimes
- Interstate white-collar crimes involving offenses that have crossed multiple states
- Extortion and racketeering
- RICO crimes
- Credit card fraud
- Money laundering and offenses related to drug dealing and manufacturing
- Computer crimes, including hacking and phishing
- Accounting fraud
- Healthcare or insurance fraud
- Illegal Medicaid fraud and Medicare billing
- Mailing fraud
- Insider trading
- Securities and tax fraud
- Wire fraud
- Nursing home or care home fraud
Penalties for White Collar Criminal Convictions in Texas
There is no exact penalty automatically assigned for each white-collar crime. This is because the punishment for every conviction depends on the exact details of the situation. For example, if the defendant had a criminal history, if the crime was committed against a vulnerable elderly or disabled person, or if there was a large number affected by the crime, then the penalty will usually be much higher.
Moreover, according to Chapter 12 of the Texas Penal Code, misdemeanors and felonies both have distinct fines and jail sentences. Misdemeanors could range in fines from $500 to $4,000, with sentences of up to a year. However, depending on the charges’ classification, a felony could result in a prison sentence of 2 years with a fine of up to $10,000, or it could result in life-long imprisonment. These severe consequences are not something to take lightly, which is why it is so crucial to get aggressive legal representation from our white-collar crime attorneys in San Antonio as soon as possible.