White Collar Crime and Criminal Investigations

Blake & Blake provides zealous representation through all phases of the investigative process. Many of the cases handled by the Fort Worth law firm involve white collar crime, with clients accused of everything from bank fraud to embezzlement. Federal prosecution’s seemingly unlimited resources may make legal victory seem improbable in the face of white collar allegations, but with Blake & Blake LLP’s help, a favorable case outcome is possible.

Types of White Collar Crime

A vast practice area, white collar crime includes a variety of non-violent charges. The chief goal of white collar criminals is nearly always personal financial gain, and while perpetrators are often office managers and executives, many others can be involved in this type of criminal activity. The following are a few common types of white collar allegations:

  • Bribery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit card fraud
  • Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Insider trading
  • Tax evasion
  • Securities fraud

Criminal Investigations

White collar allegations are typically pursued by the federal justice system. The agencies that investigate these allegations often are well-funded, and thus, very aggressive throughout the entirety of the investigative process. At one time, few crimes were investigated on a federal level, but recent expansions in the scope of federal law have resulted in increased federal handling of cases that were once taken care of at the state level.

If there is one silver lining for alleged white collar offenders, it is that they are often well aware of federal investigations before they even begin. Thus, it is possible to secure counsel and develop a solid legal strategy early on in the investigative process. The right lawyer may be able to get ahead of the investigation, interviewing witnesses early or even opening lines of communication with the prosecution.