Collin County White Collar Crimes Attorney
Defense Lawyer in Plano for Defendants Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering, and Computer Crimes
At The Crowder Law Firm, P.C. in Plano, Texas, we provide an aggressive, responsible defense for clients facing a wide variety of criminal charges, including sex crimes, crimes against children, and violent crimes. Such offenses are extremely serious, and a conviction will result in penalties that include lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and other severe consequences.
There is, however, an entirely different category of criminal offenses under which you could be charged, and this category is often discounted or considered to be relatively minor because the offenses are not violent in nature. Financial crimes, more commonly known as "white-collar" crimes, can also result in severe criminal penalties, as well as ordered restitution that could last for the rest of your life.
What Are White Collar Crimes?
White-collar or financial crimes typically refer to illegal activities involving a person stealing or gaining illicit access to assets or data for the person's personal gain. The descriptor of "white-collar" refers to the dress shirts that are often part of a corporate or professional dress code. Financial crimes are usually the subject of long investigations by state and federal authorities who are looking to establish a so-called "paper trail" that links the suspect or suspects to the alleged crime. Most of the time, law enforcement officials and regulatory agencies will have compiled a substantial amount of evidence before making an arrest on the suspicion of a white-collar crime. If you are currently being investigated by federal or state agencies, our team is ready to help you protect your rights, your future, and your reputation.
Attorney Darlina Crowder has over 20 years of experience in the practice of criminal law. During that time, she and her team have obtained more than 300 acquittals and not-guilty verdicts for her clients in both state and federal court. At our firm, we are equipped to help you mount an aggressive, responsible defense against charges involving:
- Fraud: Texas law classifies many different offenses as types of fraud, including forgery, criminal simulation, passing bad checks, insurance fraud, Medicaid fraud, and more;
- Computer crimes: Gaining unauthorized access to electronic data is a crime. It is also against the law to use an electronic device to solicit a minor for sex; and
- Money laundering: The crime of money laundering refers to taking part in any activity involving the money or property generated by or intended for use in criminal behavior.
Federal Charges for Financial Crimes
It is not uncommon for federal agencies to take an acute interest in suspected white-collar crimes, especially when the alleged behavior involves securities fraud, insider trading, or money laundering across state lines or international borders. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are often the lead agencies associated with white-collar crime investigations. Any charges that result from a federal investigation will almost certainly be filed in federal court. Federal criminal charges for financial crimes carry extremely serious penalties, which could include mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain offenses.
Get Help from a Dallas County Defense Attorney
If you are under investigation for an alleged white-collar crime, or if you have already been arrested and charged, contact our office. Call 214-303-9600 for a free consultation at The Crowder Law Firm, P.C. today. Our firm serves clients in Plano, Fort Worth, Dallas, McKinney, Frisco, Garland, Denton, Collin County, Tarrant County, Dallas County, Grayson County, Denton County, and the surrounding areas.