Facing criminal charges of any type in Texas can be daunting. But, the prospective strategies for facing white collar crimes may be much different than, say, those for facing crimes of violence or drug charges. If you are facing white collar crime charges in Texas, your defense strategy will likely be uniquely suited to attempt to achieve the results you are hoping for.
What are your goals?
In the immediate aftermath of being arrested and charged with a crime, many people have the same impulse: fight the charges all the way to a jury trial if necessary. While that is certainly the appropriate path in some cases, the reality is that the vast majority of criminal cases in Texas and throughout the country are resolved in other ways – some through plea deals, others when the cases are dismissed outright. The facts and allegations in your case will be unique, so the potential goals that are realistically achievable may be unique in your case too.
In white collar crime cases, the evidence that is required to secure a conviction oftentimes must be incredibly detailed. And, white collar crime cases aren’t always the easiest for jury members to follow. Is your goal to be exonerated? Well, a white collar crime case might be just the sort of case to take all the way to trial. Is your goal to get the case behind you as soon as possible? In that case, it may be best to engage in plea negotiations with the prosecution to attempt to get the charges reduced or the potential sentencing options limited. Is your goal to take a stand for your constitutional rights? If so, there may be ways to file a motion to dismiss the case, based on allegations of constitutional violations.
Finding the right strategy for any given white collar crime case will depend heavily on the facts of the case and the goal of the defendant who faces the charges. For more information about how we might be able to help, please visit the white collar crime overview section of our law firm’s website.