The term “White Collar Crime” is often used in connection with state and federal criminal offenses involving a theft of some sort. These are generally sophisticated crimes involving the savvy use of technology, a simple manipulation or misuse of data (think identity theft), or a combination thereof.
In many cases, the crime is perpetrated by business owners, entrepreneurs, politicians (federal corruption) or others in key positions in a business or other form of organization during the coarse of the operation of said business or enterprise.
While usually non-violent in nature, if you’re charged with a white collar crime you could be prosecuted in federal court which, if convicted, could result in a prison term ranging from a few years to a few decades.
Charged With a White Collar Crime?
There’s Always A Way Out
During many criminal trials involving fraud, the primary goal of the court is to secure restitution for the victim(s). Lengthy prison sentences can often be avoided by showing a lack of malicious intent on the part of the accused, or by offering to make things right with the victims by way of restitution.
When Bennett & Bennett offers a proposal to the court our offers are usually accepted as prosecutors prefer to chalk up a quick win rather than face the possibility of losing in court to Attorney Mark Bennett.
If you’re facing criminal charges related to a white collar crime in Houston, or know of someone who is, contact Bennett & Bennett immediately by phone, at 713-224-1747, or by contact form.
Various Crimes Considered to be “White Collar”
- Employee Theft
- Corporate Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Banking & Credit Card Fraud
- Online Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Medicare & Tax Fraud
- Tax Evasion
- Medicaid Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Broker & Securities Fraud
Accused of a White Collar Crime in Houston?
Contact Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark W. Bennett
If you stand accused of any offense that can be construed as a “white collar” crime, you should talk with an attorney immediately.
It’s not uncommon for simple accounting mistakes to lead to embezzlement charges or for a person to be framed for such an offense. We’ve even seen business owners slandered and accused of insurance fraud due to a building burning down. In other cases, corporations may look for someone to blame when funds are unaccounted for or if they need a scapegoat to explain losses.
Attorney Mark W. Bennett is ready meet with you to discuss your case and to work with you on the development of a strong defense strategy.
If an attorney is to mount an effective defense against accusations of an elaborate scheme to defraud, they’ll need some knowledge of technology, data systems, and forensic accounting.
Since 1995 Attorney Mark W. Bennett has represented Houstonians from all walks of life faced with criminal charges of varying degree. As a technologically savvy criminal-defense lawyer, Attorney Mark W. Bennett is one of the best-qualified lawyers in Texas for white collar criminal cases.
Attorney Mark W. Bennett is Board Certified® in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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