Experienced Houston Attorneys Handle White Collar Crime Cases
Skilled counselors defend clients in complex prosecutions
When someone is accused of a white collar crime, thorough review is necessary to deliver the strongest possible defense. At Scardino & Scardino in Houston, our experienced attorneys understand how to locate and examine detailed evidence in cases alleging embezzlement, fraud or some other type of white collar offense. For cases in Texas and federal courts, we challenge questionable evidence and bring forth every available defense on behalf of our clients to give them the best chance at acquittal or a favorable plea agreement.
What are white collar crimes?
White collar crime is synonymous with the full range of fraud crimes, usually involving allegations of financial impropriety in a professional setting. It has been estimated that the value of the misappropriated funds in these crimes ranges from $300 to $600 billion annually, so tough laws exist to punish those found guilty of these offenses. Our skilled criminal defense attorneys represent Texans in all types of white collar crimes, including:
- Embezzlement — Someone who is entrusted with corporate assets or information has a duty to perform their job honestly. Embezzlement occurs when someone violates that trust and misappropriates funds to themselves. Detecting this type of property theft can be difficult, and the complicated nature of financial records can prompt false allegations. Our firm assists individuals accused of embezzlement and other employment-related crimes.
- Fraud — Major securities fraud prosecutions often make headlines, but financial misrepresentation on a smaller scale also subjects defendants to severe punishment. If you have been accused of some type of commercial or financial fraud, we can research the matter and determine if an intentional misrepresentation actually occurred or if the complainant is making an unfair accusation because they were dissatisfied with the result of an honest transaction.
- Blackmail — The free flow of data on the internet has put a tremendous amount of personal and embarrassing information into the wrong hands. Under Texas law, threatening someone with the release of private information in order to obtain a payment is considered theft. We can provide comprehensive counsel if someone claims that you are attempting to blackmail them.
Though these types of accusations do not involve violence, sentences can run several years depending on the monetary amount involved. We have a detailed knowledge of available defenses and will confront those who are making claims against you.
Contact a skilled Houston white collar crime defense attorney for a free initial consultation
Scardino & Scardino represents Houston-area clients in cases of alleged embezzlement, fraud and other white collar crimes. Please call 713-229-9292 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office.