A basic definition of white-collar crime is that of a nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals. These crimes have made headlines in recent years due to the fall of companies that were exploited by the greedy and unscrupulous actions of very few people.
Examples of white-collar criminal offenses include:
- Bank and mortgage fraud
- Money laundering
- Mail fraud
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Securities and stock fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Identity theft, including credit card fraud, and check forgery
- Violations of environmental regulations
- Embezzlement, pilferage
In recent years, the mere mention of white-collar crime often invokes images of well-dressed, wealthy men who went out of their way to pillage pension funds and “rip off” investors, clients and/or the public. However, white-collar crimes can be committed – knowingly or not – by any employee with access to certain information. And while charges stemming from white-collar crimes are serious, it is easy to engage in such crimes without full knowledge of your actions or their repercussions.
Authorities are cracking down on suspicious white-collar behavior and activities. In fact, in 2016, thousands of arrests were made related to white-collar crime in Texas. If you have been accused of any of the above descriptions or another white-collar crime, hire a lawyer who can craft a defense that demonstrates your innocence to a jury. Hire Morgan Bourque.
For years as a prosecutor, Morgan tried many white-collar criminal cases. Now as a white-collar crime lawyer, he has established a record of successful defenses in state and federal courts. Morgan has represented defendants accused of all types of white-collar charges – from the executives who have been singled out, to the assistants who may have been unwitting accomplices.
Morgan’s unique experience on both sides of the courtroom puts him at the most advantageous position when he accepts a case. His connections to experts, deep skill set and knowledge enables him to anticipate the actions that the opposing side may take and build an even stronger defense based on this insider’s perspective. Whether you want to challenge the charges or strike a plea deal, Morgan will fight for your rights and present the options that will best ensure your future.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is the white-collar criminal lawyer ready to provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge
Call now to review your white-collar case and begin establishing a successful strategy.