Aggressively Defending Your Rights and Freedom

White collar crimes such as fraud and identity theft are not usually viewed as negatively as violent crimes. Upon conviction, however, penalties for many white collar crimes are more severe than for violent crimes.

Given that many white collar crimes involve complex legal issues and lengthy criminal investigations, it is important that your case is handled by an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At the Shapiro Law Firm in Plano, we have more than 40 years of experience handling white collar crimes in Dallas-Fort Worth and Collin County and throughout Texas. Our lawyers appreciate the seriousness of these charges and will prepare a strong defense to protect your rights. During the investigation or after charges have already been filed, we will work closely with you to reduce or eliminate the penalties you are facing.

Call us at 972-423-0033 to schedule a consultation.

White Collar Crimes Defense

The lawyers at the Shapiro Law Firm handle a wide range of white collar crime cases, including:

  • Fraud Bank fraud, mail and wire fraud and other financial fraud charges have serious penalties.
  • Identity theftAn identity theft conviction carries severe penalties, including prison time.
  • Money laundering Money laundering is a charge that allows the government to use financial information to connect you to other criminal charges.
  • Theft We defend employees and corporate officers who have been charged with employee or corporate theft.
  • Mortgage fraud “Operation Malicious Mortgage” is a federal program initiated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI to aggressively pursue those involved in suspicious mortgage lending activities.
  • Securities fraud If you are being investigated for or charged with securities fraud, you need experienced criminal defense attorneys protecting your interests.
  • Embezzlement — Misappropriating business funds is a serious criminal charge.
  • Public corruption — Allegations of corruption among public officials can expose individuals to criminal charges and public scrutiny.
  • Computer and Internet crimes — Internet financial crimes and online fraudulent activity are serious felonies.

Trust your future to a law firm that has built a solid reputation for getting results. At the Shapiro Law Firm, you can feel confident that your best interests are being protected during the entirety of the criminal process.

Who Investigates White Collar Crimes?

Various law enforcement agencies investigate white collar crimes at the state and federal levels, depending on the nature and scope of the alleged offense. Some of the key agencies involved in investigating white collar crimes in the Lone Star State include the following:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): They investigate various white collar crimes, including corporate fraud, securities fraud, healthcare fraud and public corruption.
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Investigate financial crimes like tax fraud and money laundering.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): They investigate federal security laws, including securities fraud and insider trading.
  • Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS): They may investigate white collar crimes at the state level, especially those involving financial crimes that fall under state jurisdiction.
  • Texas Attorney General’s Office: This department may investigate and prosecute white collar crimes violating state law, such as Medicaid fraud or consumer fraud.

These agencies have various powers and authorities to investigate white collar crimes in Texas. It may include authority to conduct surveillance, execute search warrants, subpoena documents and records, interview witnesses, and make arrests.

What Steps Should I Think I Am Being Investigated For A White Collar Crime?

If you are under investigation for a white collar crime in Texas, it is best to act quickly to help protect your rights and interests. The first step would be to contact a white collar criminal defense attorney. The help an experienced criminal lawyer will provide is invaluable.

  • They can use their expertise to analyze your case’s facts, identify potential legal issues and develop a strategic defense tailored to your specific circumstances.
  • Your attorney can conduct an independent investigation into the allegations against you by gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses to build a strong defense.
  • If it is in your best interest to seek a plea deal or alternative resolution, your attorney can negotiate with prosecutors.

Hiring the white collar defense attorneys of The Shapiro Law Firm can make a significant difference in the path of your defense and your overall experience navigating the criminal justice system.

Consult an Attorney

Whether you are being investigated for a white collar crime or you have already been arrested, contact us at the Shapiro Law Firm and talk with one of our attorneys about your situation.

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