White Collar Crimes
With the high stakes involved with any criminal charge, you need an experienced criminal trial attorney by your side. Attorney Shannon Drehner brings her years of experience as a chief felony prosecutor to defend you when you need it most. Don’t wait; contact us today.
White Collar Crimes Lawyer Houston
Your Trusted Partner in Criminal Accusations in Harris County
White-collar crime often involves non-violent offenses committed through deceptive practices for the purpose of financial gain. Typically, white-collar crimes are committed by persons in business who are able to handle or move large amounts of money. The term also applies to people who pilfer monies in other fraudulent circumstances. People accused of white-collar crimes can range from CEOs and executives to small business owners and employees. Those accused of white-collar crimes can include doctors, accountants, persons holding public office, investment counselors, and even lawyers. Charges can result in the loss of a career and even a lifetime in prison, making it imperative to contact a Houston white-collar crime lawyer immediately if you have been accused.
At the Law Office of Shannon Drehner, we believe that, no matter how serious or complex, a client charged with a white-collar crime is entitled to a vigorous defense. Our Houston criminal defense law firm is here to provide the most effective defense possible through an intense investigation into the arrest and all circumstances surrounding your case. As a former chief felony prosecutor, our Houston white-collar crime defense lawyer has invaluable experience that can be used on your behalf, whether at the beginning phase of a criminal investigation or while handling litigation before a judge and jury. That is the kind of experience that can make a significant difference in creating positive case results.
Accused of a white-collar crime? Contact Drehner Law at 832-626-0063 today.
What are White Collar Crimes in Texas?
White-collar crimes are generally complex cases that may have been under investigation by law enforcement agencies over the course of months or years. These are often federal offenses developed by such federal agencies as the FBI, the Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Service Inspectors, the IRS, and more. Such cases will be prosecuted in federal courts, where you will be subject to harsh federal sentencing guidelines.
Examples of white-collar crimes include but are not limited to:
- Identity theft
- Bank fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Mail fraud
- Wire fraud
- Accounting fraud
- Investment or securities fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Welfare fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Tax evasion
The first rule in your defense when being investigated for such a crime is to remain silent and seek the protection of our Houston white-collar crimes defense attorney. It is never a good idea to talk to federal or other investigators without an attorney present. These investigators are trained in persuasive interview tactics that could result in statements made by you that harm your case.
White-collar crime investigations are often complex and thoroughly backed by the full resources of the federal government. It is important to get our attorney involved in the investigative phase if possible, which may result in charges being dropped where appropriate. Convictions will generally result in huge monetary fines and long prison sentences, especially in cases with multiple victims and where large monetary sums have been lost.
Houston White Collar Crime Defense
Our Houston white-collar crime attorney has worked extensively in the organized crime division and special crimes division. As such, she is familiar with white-collar crimes and can protect you accordingly. If possible, Shannon Drehner will work to resolve or dispose of your case in the preliminary stages before an indictment is secured. However, if a trial is necessary to protect your interests, you will need someone with trial experience, skill, and credibility to represent you. Shannon Drehner brings all those qualities to your defense.