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White Collar Criminal Investigation

Criminal Law is the term given to the area of law related to how and why the government can deprive a citizens of their freedom, or in lesser instances impose a financial penalty. Criminal offenses are created state legislatures (state crimes) and the United States Congress (federal crimes). These laws also set forth the punishment for criminal offenses. West and Associates, L.L.P. has put together a Criminal Law Team with the experience and skill to protect the rights of citizens accused of a crime during every stage of the criminal process, including arrest, arraignment, grand juries, pleas, discovery, pretrial hearings, trials, jury selection, evidence, motions, and post trial remedies.

White Collar Crimes are generally classified in Texas and by the federal government as felony offenses. The include offenses such as:

  • · Business fraud
  • · Securities fraud
  • · Insurance fraud
  • · Healthcare fraud
  • · Internet and mail fraud
  • · Tax fraud
  • · Embezzlement
  • · Counterfeiting
  • · Perjury
  • · Forgery
In order to prove any crime, from traffic tickets to serious felonies, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused citizen committed an act with a certain degree of intent or recklessness. A white-collar crime is a broad term that encompasses crimes that allege the deliberate deception of another party for the purpose of securing unfair or unlawful gain. Given the complex nature of White Collar crimes, law enforcement and state and federal prosecutors typically investigate these cases prior to charges being filed. It is impossible to stress the importance of retaining an attorney as early as possible if there is a chance of investigation for a white collar crime. It is important to hire an experienced lawyer right away. West and Associates, L.L.P. has put together a Criminal Law Team that can make sure that your rights are protected at all stages of an investigation for alleged White Collar Criminal Offenses, and if you are charged with a crime, we will be there to represent you in a court of law.

Criminal Investigations of white collar crimes by businesses require the appropriate law firm. West and Associates’ Criminal Law Team is also skilled at conducting White Collar criminal investigations for small businesses, public institutions and all types of corporations. Our firm has the capacity to work with institutions to investigate and resolve very complex problems and sort through convoluted facts. We use experts, investigators, forensic accountants and other resources to diligently investigate a problem, leaving no stone unturned. Our criminal attorneys are all former prosecutors with a broad range of trial experience. We understand how law enforcement operates, and most importantly, we understand that the ability to prosecute a person accused of a complex white collar crime will depend on the quality of the investigation.

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