White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes largely include financial, accounting, tax, and intellectual property fraud and theft, and are largely developed in federal court and have complex consequences including but not limited to federal prison sentences, restitution, and long-term probation.

Many of these crimes come at the felony level, and will require a grand jury indictment prior to a court date. Due to this, any defendant accused of a white collar crime should immediately hire a qualified attorney and begin his defense! Some of these cases can be no-billed at the grand jury level, since grand jurors are clueless regarding finances and law, and establishing a clear theory of the case early and repeating it often is the best way to negotiate a plea or push towards a trial. Note that at trial, an expert witness will almost always be required in white collar crime cases.

In most counties you are required to appear at all your court settings prior to accepting a plea agreement; however, in some counties hiring an attorney will allow that attorney to appear for you on misdemeanor cases. So once you've been arrested and bonded out, give me a call at (512) 743-1711 or email me at brent@burpeelaw.com and I'll file a Notice of Appearance in your case as quickly as possible. Don't waste your time going to the court house when you can hire me to do it for you! If you accept a plea agreement, my rates are inexpensive and I accept a flat fee with payment plans, if needed.