San Antonio White Collar Crime Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer in San Antonio
The FBI classifies any illegal act that relies upon deceit, concealment,
or a violation of trust instead of
violence as a white collar crime. This type of crime is often financially motivated
and committed by individuals in positions of power or with access to large
amounts of money. Though white collar crimes are not punishable by death
in the United States, penalties for convictions have grown increasingly
harsh as the number of white collar crimes increases.
Examples of white collar crime include:
- Identity theft
- Insider trading
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
The Penalties of a Conviction
In large measure, the penalties depend on the nature of the crime, the
perpetrator's prior criminal history, the number and age of the victim(s),
and the value of the stolen or misused funds. At the very minimum, conviction
for a Class C misdemeanor carries a fine of up to $500. A felony conviction
of the first degree can carry a lifetime prison sentence and a fine of
up to $10,000. Prosecuted as a state or
federal offense, punishment often includes imprisonment, fines, and victim restitution.
Additionally, may also have your professional licenses revoked.
An Experienced White Collar Crime Lawyer
Named among the best attorneys in San Antonio by
San Antonio Scene Magazine, our
lead attorney at Cabañas Law Firm has established a reputation for tough advocacy
criminal defense. No matter how difficult your charges are, we work creatively to come
up with effective strategies to minimize the impact of your charges on
Our bilingual staff can assist clients in
English and Spanish to ensure that nothing is lost in translation. If you've been accused
of a white collar crime, we are equipped to help protect your interests
in the courtroom. If you are under federal investigations in Mexico, we
have affiliated offices that are always ready to assist.
Prosecutors and law enforcement agencies often go to great lengths to secure
a conviction. That's why it's so important to consult with an
experienced San Antonio white collar attorney from the start.
Cabañas Law Firm can help you make informed decisions at every step in the criminal justice system.
Call our defense attorney at (210) 529-8317
and schedule a