San Antonio White Collar Crime Attorney
What constitutes a white collar crime?
The term "white collar crime" refers to a wide category of criminal offenses which generally include some type of theft or fraud. Crimes of this nature are not violent, and they usually involve only money rather than other things such as drugs. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, it may be charged as either a state offense or a
federal offense. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sums up the subject of white collar crime with the phrase, "lying, cheating, and stealing."
Common Types of White Collar Crimes
A large percentage of all white collar crime investigations involve various types of fraud, such as credit card fraud, insurance fraud,
bank fraud, healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud or securities fraud. Increasingly, they also involve
computer crimes and internet fraud, such as online scams and identity theft.
They range from large-scale activities such as pump-and-dump stock scams down to small-scale embezzlement. When they occur exclusively on the local level and do not involve activity that crosses state lines, they are charged under the terms of the Texas Penal Code, but when they are investigated and prosecuted by the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies, they fall under Title 18 of the United States Code.
White Collar Crime Defense in San Antonio, TX
As soon as you learn that you are under investigation for a white collar crime, contact me at the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski for a
free case evaluation. I have more than a decade of experience, and have proven my ability as a
San Antonio criminal defense attorney. By involving me early in the case, you may be able to resolve the matter, since I can intervene on your behalf with the authorities and seek to clear up any confusion.
Even if you have already been arrested, I can still attempt to have the charges dropped. In the event that the case must go to trial, I will fight aggressively to defend your rights and protect your career against the serious consequences of a conviction!