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:

  • Blackmail
  • Bribery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering
  • Tax evasion

The Penalties of a Conviction

Financially motivated crimes

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 and aggressive 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 your future.

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 personalized consultation.

Let Our Firm Offer a Professional Perspective

When the future of your business or your freedom are at stake, you need an experienced professional on your side.