The term white collar crime is used to describe crimes that are driven primarily by the desire to get wealthier through nonviolent criminal activity. These types of financial crimes are often committed by business professionals and other wealthy individuals. Like other crimes, white collar crimes are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. If you have been charged with one of these crimes, it is vital to hire a criminal defense attorney who understands the law regarding white-collar crime.

Jade Mens, a former Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District Attorney, has experience both prosecuting and defending people charged with white collar crimes. She uses this trial experience to fiercely and effectively advocate for the rights of all her clients.

What Are the Common White Collar Crimes in Dallas/Fort Worth?

White collar crimes can be either federal crimes or state crimes. Some of the most common white collar crimes in Dallas/Fort Worth are:

  • Bribery
  • Identity theft
  • Tax evasion
  • Larceny or theft
  • Forgery or counterfeiting
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud (e.g., wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud)
  • Racketeering
  • Extortion
  • Money laundering

However, there are numerous other specific crimes that you can be charged with under the broad category of white-collar crime.

The Term White Collar Crime Is Used To
What Are The Types Of Penalties For White Collar Crime

What Are the Types of Penalties for White Collar Crime?

In Texas, there are several penalties that you can expect if you are convicted of a white collar crime, including:

  • Fines, jail, or prison depending on the classification of the crime as a misdemeanor or felony
  • Seizure of your property to pay off debts
  • Civil lawsuits filed by the victims of the crime
  • Returning any profits that you obtained from the crime, known as disgorgement
  • Deportation if you are not a United States citizen

Unfortunately, the penalties do not end after you finish paying your debt to society, and you may experience trouble finding a job or place to live due to your criminal record.

Contact a White Collar Criminal Lawyer in Dallas/Fort Worth

If you were charged with a white collar crime, there are several criminal defenses available to you (e.g., affirmative defenses, general defenses, constitutional violations). At Law Office of Jade Mens, PLLC, our experienced white collar crime attorneys know how to defend your case from multiple angles, and will aggressively advocate on your behalf. Contact us today to speak to a resourceful and skilled white-collar criminal defense attorney.