White-Collar Crime Defense

by Aghedo Law Firm in Houston, Texas

Karla J. Aghedo

White collar crimes, alleged to have been committed for financial gain through deceptive means, demand meticulous legal representation. Any individual alleged to have gained control over an object or service through deliberate deception can face fraud charges.

Despite being nonviolent, white collar offenses are serious, and some allegations carry mandatory minimum prison sentences upon conviction. The complexities involved often result in extensive discovery, including the production of thousands of documents.

Misunderstandings and innocent mistakes can lead to false accusations. If wrongly charged, consult with an experienced Houston white collar criminal defense attorney.

Penalties for White-Collar Crimes in Texas

Penalties for white-collar crimes vary, categorized as misdemeanor or felony charges based on the offense: First-degree misdemeanor: Up to $1,000 fine and one year in prison. Second-degree misdemeanor: Up to $500 fine and 60 days in jail. Third-degree felony: Up to $5,000 in fines and five years in prison. Second-degree felony: Up to 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine. First-degree felony: Up to $10,000 fine and 30 years to life in prison. Multiple offenses for a gain of $50,000 or more: First-degree felony with extended penalties of a $30,000 fine and 30 years in jail.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

White collar criminal investigations and potential charnges extend to international businesses covered under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The FCPA prohibits companies from making payments to government administrators in exchange for business opportunities in foreign countries. If concerned about FCPA compliance or facing wrongful accusations in Houston, contact The Aghedo Firm for a free consultation.

White-Collar Crime Defense Strategy

When facing white collar criminal investigation or charges, a strategic defense involves thorough examination of the prosecution’s evidence. Scrutinizing each element and potential soft spots in the evidence is crucial. Documentation related to business resources and financial management requires meticulous analysis, and a defense team can decipher complexities to prove legal compliance.

Whether a case involves human error or governmental misunderstanding, The Aghedo Firm can assist in gathering necessary documentation to protect the case.

What to Do When Accused of a White-Collar Crime

Immediate action is crucial when investigated for or charged with a white collar criminal offense. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect against potential consequences such as job loss, imprisonment, asset seizure, heavy fines, and damage to reputation.

The Aghedo Firm provides top quality white collar criminal defense representation in Houston. With a history of success in state and federal criminal cases, our experienced trial lawyer works to navigate the complexities of white collar criminal law, ensuring support and rightful representation for our clients.

Being charged with a criminal offense can have far-reaching implications, impacting employment, housing, and personal relationships. Prompt legal intervention is crucial to building a robust defense.

Building a Strong Defense Strategy

Our legal team at The Aghedo Firm employs a meticulous approach to building a defense strategy: Thorough Case Analysis: We conduct a comprehensive analysis of the case, reviewing evidence, witness statements, and law enforcement procedures. Legal Expertise: With extensive knowledge of criminal law, our attorneys navigate the intricacies of the legal system to provide effective representation. Negotiation Skills: We engage in negotiations with prosecutors to explore dismissal of the case, potential plea deals or reduced charges when appropriate. Courtroom Advocacy: In the courtroom, our attorneys are skilled advocates, presenting compelling arguments and challenging evidence to protect our clients’ interests.

Defenses for Medicare & Healthcare Fraud Cases

Facing healthcare fraud charges doesn’t automatically mean prison time. The Aghedo Firm can build a solid defense, employing common strategies such as: Violation of Fourth Amendment Rights: Challenging evidence obtained through rights violations. Mitigating Circumstances: Arguing the reasonable justification for actions by the defendant. Coercion: Establishing actions based on the undue pressure of express or implied consequences. Without knowledge of your case specifics, effective defense building isn’t possible. Contact The Aghedo Firm in Houston, Texas, for a free, no-obligation consultation and swift action in developing a robust healthcare fraud defense.

Defending Against Criminal Charges

Whether facing charges for fraud or other criminal allegations, The Aghedo Firm is committed to providing a robust defense. Our attorneys understand the impact criminal charges can have on individuals and work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Why Choose The Aghedo Firm for Criminal Defense?

Experience: Our legal team has a proven track record in handling criminal cases, with a focus on achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. Client-Centric Approach: We prioritize our clients’ needs, providing personalized attention and crafting defense strategies tailored to each case. Legal Expertise: With a deep understanding of criminal law, our attorneys navigate the complexities of the legal system with confidence. If you or a loved one is facing federal criminal charges or state criminal charges in Houston, Texas, contact The Aghedo Firm for a consultation. Our dedicated criminal defense attorneys are ready to protect your rights and provide effective legal representation.

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