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White Collar Crimes

San Antonio White Collar Crime Lawyers

Protecting Your Assets & Reputation in Bexar County, TX

Being accused of any crime is a stressful and frustrating experience. White-collar crimes can be especially damaging, and a conviction can lead to severe consequences in your personal and professional life. 

At Flanary Law Firm, PLLC, we understand how vital it is to build a solid defense case when working with white-collar accusations. That’s why our criminal defense attorneys work aggressively to pursue the best outcome possible.

For any white-collar criminal case, our goal is to negotiate with prosecutors to reach a plea deal or to develop a defense strategy for a verdict of not guilty in court. Using these strategies, our clients can move past criminal accusations and return to their everyday lives as quickly as possible. 

A San Antonio white-collar crime attorney on our team can take the time to explain all of your rights and the defense strategy tailored to your case. We strive to ensure all our clients feel confident and in control when facing criminal charges.

Hiring a criminal defense attorney is essential if you are facing criminal accusations. Your freedom, job prospects, and personal reputation could be on the line, so don’t leave any of it up to chance.

Schedule a free initial and confidential consultation with a San Antonio white-collar crime lawyer at Flanary Law Firm, PLLC today. Call (210) 899-7566 or email us on our contact form.

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What Are White Collar Crimes? 

White-collar crime is a broad term for any illegal activity committed by business officials, government officials, or other professionals in their industry. Fraudulent activity, deception, and theft are often the main components of these crimes. In most cases, the people committing these crimes do so for personal financial gain or professional advancement without using violence.

The most common white-collar crimes include the following:

Being charged with white-collar offenses can lead to severe consequences, including jail time and fines. The nature of your penalties depends on the charge itself and the severity of the crime. A criminal defense lawyer on our team will review your case and your alleged charges to determine the right defense strategy for you.

Penalties for White Collar Crimes

While the exact penalties depend on your specific circumstances, the penalties for most white-collar crimes are severe. Hefty fines, jail time, restitution payments, forfeiture of property and assets, and probation are all potential consequences you may face in criminal court. 

Federal criminal charges often carry more severe penalties than state criminal charges. Federal offenses usually involve larger-scale operations that cross state lines or violate federal statutes. Examples include large-scale securities fraud, tax evasion schemes, and high-profile bribery cases. 

Federal agencies like the FBI, SEC, and IRS often investigate these crimes. If the victims of the crime believe they are owed money, they could also sue you in civil court, demanding payment for lost profits, lost wages, or other damages.

While these consequences are severe, a conviction can damage your professional reputation. Many employers are hesitant to hire someone with a criminal record, and some will refuse to accept an application from a convicted criminal. 

Many offenders find it difficult to get a job after their release, especially a career in the financial field. It is always ideal to consult a white-collar crime lawyer to craft a defense that works to avoid these consequences.

Plea Deals in White Collar Criminal Cases

A plea deal, also called a plea bargain, is an agreement between an accused party and the prosecution. In most cases, the accused agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a lesser sentence or less severe consequences. No clear-cut answer exists regarding whether a plea deal is right for you. It generally depends on the nature of your charges and your criminal case as a whole.

If you are facing criminal charges and have been offered a plea deal, a team member can review your case to determine whether accepting is the best path forward. In some cases, prosecutors will offer a plea deal if they know they cannot win against you in court; this means accepting the deal likely would not be your best option. 

However, it may be in your best interest to accept if you face severe charges and have been offered a deal that avoids prison time or hefty fines. If you have further questions about a plea deal in your case, contact our attorneys for assistance.

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Why Choose Flanary Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Constant Communication
    At our firm, we always want our clients to feel empowered when defending against criminal charges. We aim to constantly communicate with our clients, answering questions and taking feedback as we progress through the case. We are always here to answer your questions or adjust your legal strategy as needed.
  • A History of Results
    With multiple decades of experience between our attorneys, we have a history of proven results and happy clients. We always aim to get a criminal case dismissed or have the charges lowered to reduce any penalties our clients are facing. We are confident we can get you the results you deserve.
  • Experience You Can Count On
    At our firm, we pride ourselves on the diverse range of criminal cases we have worked on. From federal felony charges to state misdemeanors, we know exactly how to build a defense strategy that's right for you. Our team can handle even the most complex cases and are willing to be flexible with our strategies.
  • Advice on Your Timeline
    We understand that all criminal cases work at different paces. Whether you are just looking around for a lawyer because you're under investigation or you need immediate representation, our team can help. We will work with you no matter where you are in the process to protect your rights.
  • Free Initial Consultations
    We understand that hiring a criminal defense attorney is a big decision that many people need time to make. That's why we offer all our potential clients a free consultation to see if we're the right legal team for them. We will review your case and begin building a legal strategy to defend your rights.
  • Personalized Legal Defense Strategies
    All criminal cases are different, so our dense strategies are too. We would never re-use a legal strategy from one client to the next because your case is too unique. We will always build a defense strategy that's personalized and effective for you to get the outcome you deserve.

How White Collar Crimes Are Typically Prosecuted

White-collar crimes are typically complex and require thorough investigation and detailed evidence collection. 

The prosecution process often involves:

  • Investigation: This includes gathering evidence such as financial records, emails, and testimonies from witnesses. Agencies like the FBI or state-level investigative bodies may handle extensive, prolonged investigations.
  • Charges: Based on collected evidence, formal charges are brought against the accused. Defendants are often informed through a grand jury indictment or a criminal complaint.
  • Court proceedings: Cases may involve pre-trial motions, plea bargaining, and trial. Given the intricacies of these crimes, court proceedings can be lengthy and encompass expert testimony and substantial documentation.
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