White Collar Crimes

The term "white-collar crime" refers to non-violent and financially motivated crimes committed by business and government professionals. The term was originally coined in 1939, as a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of their employment or occupation.

Although the crimes are usually non-violent, the monetary losses from white-collar crime are astronomical. Many local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have officer specially trained to investigate white collar and economic crimes. You also need an attorney focused on these complex cases.

Attorney for White Collar Crimes in San Antonio, TX

If you were charged with a white collar crime in San Antonio, Bexar County, or the surrounding areas of Texas, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Don Flanary is experienced fighting white collar and money laundering crimes in both state and federal court throughout the greater San Antonio area.

Call (210) 738-8383 today for a free consultation to discuss your case. 


Types of White Collar Crimes Prosecuted in Texas

The most commonly prosecuted white collar crimes in Texas include:

  • money laundering;
  • misapplication of fiduciary property;
  • theft;
  • elder financial theft;
  • theft of intellectual property;
  • identity theft;
  • complex fraud crimes including security fraud, insurance fraud, and mortgage fraud;
  • tampering with governmental records;
  • securing execution of a document by deception;
  • Election Code violations;
  • public corruption;
  • breach of computer security; or
  • any crime where technology is used in the commission of the crime.

Defending a person charged with a white collar crime often requires carefully reviewing a large volume of records. The criminal defense attorney fighting a white collar crime case must also obtain additional documents from banks and other financial institutions. In some cases, the criminal defense attorney will retain a forensic accountant or tax expert to testify during hearings and at trial. 

In additional to the criminal penalties for a white collar crime, the alleged victims in the case might be able to pursue a civil claim for damages.


Additional Resources

Cyber Crimes and Fugitive Units - Under the leadership of Greg Abbott, the Office of the Attorney General in Texas established the Cyber Crimes and Fugitive Units which made more than 5,000 criminal arrests and identified almost $1 billion in fraudulent Medicaid overpayments. Law enforcement officers in this unit have special training in Cyber Law and White Collar Crime investigations.

National White Collar Crime Center - The NW3C providing training and support to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the areas of computer crime, financial crime, and intelligence analysis. The organization received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Bureau of Justice Assistance in Grant No. 2011-BE-BX-K002 to support the prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.


Finding a Lawyer for a White Collar Crime Prosecution in Texas

If you were charged with committing a white collar or financial crime, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in San Antonio, Texas. Don Flanary represents clients charged with complex financial crimes throughout Texas. Call today for a free and confidential consultation.

Call (210) 738-8383 to being your defense today.


This article was last updated on Friday, December 13, 2017.

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