White Collar Crime Defense Attorney in Houston
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The term "white collar crime" was coined in the early 20th century as a crime that was committed by someone who was of high stature, usually with the intent of financial gain. In today's society, white collar crimes cover a large number of financially-driven crimes that are meant to help the individual receive money or status to the detriment of the victim. Although these are considered non-violent crimes, they still carry heavy penalties, and you may be charged with a felony if you are arrested.
White collar crimes can include numerous types of offenses including bribery, copyright infringement, cybercrimes and internet crimes, money laundering and identity theft. These crimes can be easily committed online, making them one of the most commonly charged crimes in Texas in the 21st century. Some of the most common forms of white collar offenses include:
This crime involves the holding of money, assets or property from an individual with the purpose of obtaining personal gain. Embezzlement of funds usually involves corporations or people in high positions of power, but it can also occur as embezzlement of funds from a spouse or family member and in small business settings.
The intentional deception of one person to another is called fraud. To make fraud a crime, the alleged perpetrator must have the intention of acting in a fraudulent manner in order to gain something from the victim, such as money, assets or property.
This form of white collar crime is usually referred to as an illegal, crime-based business. Bribery or fear is often a major part of racketeering, with the alleged racketeer playing into fears of the victim in order to gain financial or personal profit.
Contact a Fort Bend Criminal Defense Attorney
At the Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen, I have a full, in-depth understanding of white collar crimes and how they are prosecuted in the state of Texas. As a former prosecutor myself, I know what to look for in the trials and aim to provide my clients with the best possible representation for their cases. With the guidance of my firm, you may be able to receive a favorable outcome and retain your good name. Contact my firm today to schedule a free case evaluation and see how working with a board-certified criminal defense specialist can greatly benefit your white collar crime defense case.