Bexar County White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers
During a time when many families are under economic stress, prosecutors have ratcheted up the penalties for white collar crimes, such as mortgage fraud. As a result, some people who have never been in trouble with the law before are facing long prison sentences for doing things that may not even have been considered crimes 20 years ago.
If you are charged with a white collar crime in Bexar County or the San Antonio area, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case, the consequences you face and possible defenses.
What Are White Collar Crimes?
White collar crimes can run the gamut from embezzlement, to fraud, to criminal conspiracy charges. Most involve the theft of money by false or deceptive means, such as:
- Mortgage fraud, including flipping or submitting false information on a mortgage application
- Bank fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Welfare fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Accounting fraud or embezzlement
- Securities fraud
- Identify theft
- Internet crimes
White collar crimes usually involve the theft of large amounts of money. Since the penalties for theft crimes are based on the value of what was taken, the accused can face long prison sentences, even for a first-time offense.
Defenses in White Collar Crime Cases
Both the evidence and the defenses in white collar cases tend to be technical in nature, involving paper trails and computer evidence. These cases often turn into a battle of the experts.
With more than 42 years of combined experience prosecuting and defending criminal cases in the San Antonio area, Christine & Mario Del Prado have access to an extensive network of expert witnesses who are available to help them defend you.
Christine Del Prado was a member of the White Collar Crimes Unit of the District Attorneys Office.
Mario Del Prado is an experienced, Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist.
Mario Del Prado is one of a handful of criminal defense lawyers in Bexar County who is both Board Certified and qualified to handle cases where the death penalty is involved.
Certified Criminal Law Specialists have experience in the preparation and trial of serious criminal matters. They have extensive knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, evidence, procedure and penal laws involved in these matters.
Only lawyers who are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization have the right to say they are experts in a particular area of law.
Free Lawyer Consultation
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your white-collar criminal case with an attorney, call 210.698.3533 or fill out the contact form on this site. Hablamos español.