Over the years, Texas has become very strict in its handling white collar crimes, including:
The penalties associated with these cases no longer include a light slap on the wrist; now if you are convicted of a white collar crime you can face serious jail time and heavy fines. If you have been charged with a white collar crime in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you need the help of an experienced attorney who knows how to fight for you
My name is Mac Morris, and I have been a white collar crime lawyer in Texas since 1995. I provide my clients with comprehensive criminal defense services focused on proving their innocence. If clients are convicted, I work to reduce their penalties. I handle white collar crime cases the same way I handle violent felony cases— with a zealous courtroom presence and thorough attention to detail.
A white collar crime is best described as a nonviolent act that is perpetrated solely for financial gain. Though the term “white collar” suggests that only the affluent can commit these crimes, anyone from any social status can be involved. These crimes can range from misdemeanors to felonies.
Blackmail — This is the act of extorting money from an individual by threat of exposing an illegal or disreputable act from that person’s past
Bribery — To offer someone, often a public official, money in the hopes that it changes that person’s behavior for your benefit.
Embezzlement — This is the act of stealing someone else’s property or money from a person in a position of trust.
Fraud — There are different types of fraud cases, including banking, insurance, healthcare and corporate fraud.
Insider trading — Insider trading takes place when an individual acts on stock information that was gained through an illegal source.
Money laundering — This is the act of concealing the source of money obtained illegally.
Tax evasion — When you underpay or neglect to pay your taxes, you can be charged with tax evasion, which carries with it severe penalties.
A white collar crime can bring serious fines and jail time if you are convicted. If you need help fighting these charges, call the Law Office of Mac Morris or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation. I handle cases throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, including Plano, Garland, Irving, Arlington, and Collin County. Reasonable payment plans are available and most credit cards are accepted.