White Collar Crime

The punishment for White-Collar crimes in Texas can be severe even though they don’t have to include the threat of physical violence to a person.

These crimes are characterized by a violation of trust, outright deceit, or concealment.

White-Collar crimes fall under both federal and state jurisdiction to if you find yourself accused you should seek legal help immediately from an attorney who has experience in both state and federal courts. Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys have the education and experience in vigorously defending people accused of this crime.

Call today to consult with one of our criminal attorneys today.

There are a variety of White-Collar crimes. You may be looking for a:

  • Computer Crimes Attorney/li>
  • Forgery Attorney
  • Embezzlement Attorney
  • Money Laundering Attprmeu
  • Fraud Attorney
  • Identity Theft Attorney
  • Healthcare Fraud Attorney
  • Embezzlement Attorney
  • Bankruptcy Fraud Attorney
  • Corporate Fraud Attorney
  • Investment Scam Attorney
  • Money Laundering Attorney
  • Tax Evasion Attorney

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) the Bernie Madoff federal case is one of the most recent egregious cases. Madoff ran a Ponzie scheme that defrauded investors and cost them millions of dollars.

Some possible penalties for white-collar crimes according to Texas Law are:

  • A Class C misdemeanor involves stolen property of less than $50, and the punishment is a fine of not more than $500.
  • If the amount stolen was worth $50 to $500, the offense becomes a Class B misdemeanor. For that offense, the punishment includes a fine of up to $2,000, a jail sentence of as much as 180 days.
  • If the amount stolen was worth $500 to $1,500, then the theft becomes a Class A misdemeanor. For that offense, the punishment includes a fine of up to $4,000, a jail sentence of as much as 1 year.
  • Theft of $1,500 to $20,000 is a state jail felony. Texas punishments are from 180 days to 2 years in jail, and a fine of as much as $10,000.
  • Theft of $20,000 to $100,000 is a third-degree felony. Texas punishments are from 2 to 10 years in prison, and a fine of as much as $10,000.
  • Theft of $100,000 to $200,000 is a second-degree felony. Texas punishments are from 2 to 20 years in prison, and a fine of as much as $10,000.
  • Theft of more than $200,000 is a first-degree felony. Texas punishments are from 5 to 99 years in prison, and a fine of as much as $10,000.

Attorney Jacob Blizzard is one of a few attorneys who has won federal criminal cases out of the Abilene, San Angelo, and Lubbock divisions notoriously “law and order” oriented divisions of the Northern District of Texas.

He is one of 87 attorneys out of 100,000 attorneys in the state of Texas who is board certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law.

When you need representation for a white-collar crime choose lawyers that specialize in those areas. Call us today to schedule a private one-on-one consultation with one of our criminal law attorneys.

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