Criminal Defense Against Federal & White Collar Crimes
Williamson County is tough on white collar crimes — invest in a skilled attorney to avoid federal court.
If you are a suspect, or if you have been accused of a white collar crime, you have just case to worry about your future, the future of your family, and your ability to recover after such a criminal investigation and charge. This is true whether you are guilty or not. Typically, white collar crimes are non-violent in nature, and are associated with misleading acts, such as fraud, conspiracy or a breach of trust. Depending on the type and degree of the crime, the penalties can range from a class C misdemeanor, to a felony charge punishable by a prison sentence and excessive fines. If you have been charged with a white collar offense in Georgetown, Williamson County, or another part of Central Texas, Robert M. Phillips & Associates can help.
We handle many types white collar crimes, including:
- Money Laundering
- Ponzi Schemes
- Fraud (Bank, Real Estate, Tax, Securities, Identity, and so on)
- Insider Trading
- Grand Larceny
Accused of a White Collar Crime in Texas? Now What?
To begin, you should NOT speak with law enforcement about your case. In fact, it is crucial that you wait until after you have hired and spoken with a legal representative before submitting any statements to the police or to investigators. Even if you are simply a suspect in a white collar criminal case, you need to invest in a knowledgeable attorney now.
Federal Court Is Brutal
Federal court can be nightmarish because, unlike state court in which each judge has sentencing discretion, the federal sentencing guidelines demand minimum sentences in many cases. In most federal cases, the great majority of accused persons serve penitentiary time, due to the strict requirements of these sentencing guidelines. It is crucial in these cases to hire an white collar crimes attorney who is conversant with the guidelines, and one who is familiar with federal rules of criminal procedure. We have seen many federal cases in which the defendant forfeits valuable strategic options by delaying the retention of legal counsel, or by hiring an inexperienced lawyer.
Robert M. Phillips & Associates Have Decades of Experience
At Robert M. Phillips & Associates, our skilled attorneys can help you combat the investigation to prevent any criminal charges. However, if you have already been charged, we can help to reduce the possibility for conviction and other serious punishments. When representing persons accused of federal and white collar crimes, it is always our goal to ensure that our clients are either acquitted or receive minimum penalties and, of course, we initially seek to have all charges dismissed. We primarily serve clients in Georgetown, Williamson County and other parts of Central Texas.
Privacy is Important
Our legal team is extremely sensitive to the privacy concerns of our clients. We understand that being convicted (or merely accused) of a white collar crime can have a damaging effect on both your professional and personal life. We work to resolve your criminal matter in an effective and discreet manner. If you or someone you care for has been accused of a white collar crime, Robert M. Phillips & Associates is there to help.