A San Antonio White Collar Crimes Attorney Who Handles Complicated Criminal Cases
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White collar crime generally refers to a nonviolent crime primarily motivated by financial gain. The term also tends to include corporate crimes like tax evasion and fraud. Since such charges are often prosecuted at the federal level, they are likely to carry extreme penalties.
If you have any reason to believe you are in danger of facing white collar criminal charges, you must not delay. Contact an experienced white collar crimes attorney in your area immediately. Joseph P. Appelt, P.C. in San Antonio can provide the help you need.
Common types of white collar crimes
Under federal and Texas criminal law, white collar crimes may be classified as felonies or misdemeanors. Since any criminal charge, and especially a federal one, can carry severe penalties, you need the strongest legal representation you can find. An experienced white collar crimes lawyer in San Antonio is your best defense. Joseph P. Appelt handles the following cases:
How white collar crimes are prosecuted
Since white collar crimes either cross state lines or have the potential to do so, they are usually filed in federal court, where rules differ greatly from state courts. In addition, because white collar crimes are typically complex, authorities often spend years investigating charges, analyzing evidence and interviewing witnesses before they bring charges.
This is bad news for the accused in the following ways:
- When the federal government brings charges, it does so because it believes there is a very strong, thoroughly researched case against you.
- Because most white collar crimes are felonies, they carry minimum prison sentences dictated by federal guidelines. Judges cannot grant probation in lieu of jail time in such cases.
- Restitution may be a required part of a white collar crime sentence, which means the government could seize your assets to repay wronged parties.
At the same time, those under investigation in white collar cases may benefit from the length of the investigation by knowing about it well in advance of the charges being filed. This gives you ample time to contact an experienced white collar crime attorney. Joseph P. Appelt can begin analyzing your case and building your defense right away.
Talk to a San Antonio white collar crime lawyer the moment you learn you are under investigation
White collar crimes and other federal charges carry extreme penalties, including mandatory jail time. A San Antonio lawyer can advise you even if you are only under investigation for such crimes. The offices of Joseph P. Appelt, P.C. are easily accessible, and we accept all major credit cards. Contact us online or at [ln::phone]. Se habla espanol.