There comes a time for many of us when we need protection for our own rights and the rights of our loved ones. At Maldonado Diaz, PLLC, our criminal defense lawyers understand this, and we offer our experience and services to those in need of representation when accused of criminal actions.
Our San Antonio law firm offers general criminal defense to those charged with:
- DUI / DWI
- Drug possession
- Drug manufacturing
- Intent to distribute
- Drug trafficking
- Sex crimes
- Robbery and burglary
- Aggravated offenses
- Domestic violence
- Murder / homicide
- White collar crimes
Facing criminal charges is a frightening experience for the accused and his or her loved ones. We understand that, and we explain everything about the process and what to expect to our clients and what the future may hold, from the best possible outcome to the worst. We stand by you throughout your case and discuss all options with you so that you can decide what’s best for your future.
White Collar Crimes
White collar criminal defense is essentially its own division of law, and most criminal defense attorneys do not handle these cases. The defense against these accusations is much more intricate than those used in the charges listed above. Instead, these crimes, which are nonviolent, financially motivated, and extremely complex in nature, require the counsel of criminal defense lawyers who focus in white collar crimes.
Our criminal defense attorneys advocate for those accused of:
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Trade secret theft
- Corporate espionage
- Environmental law violations
- Intellectual property infractions
- Securities fraud
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
- Public corruption
- Healthcare fraud
- Insurance fraud
Because there is a broad expanse of criminal offenses encompassed in white collar crime, and because the crime has the potential to be as big as the business itself an larger, penalties for conviction range greatly.
In general, the penalties for conviction of white collar crime include:
- Paying all legal fees
- Home confinement
- Community confinement
- Supervised release
These consequences are serious and can have lasting effects on your business, finances and employability in the future. It is vital that you consult experienced and skilled white collar criminal defense attorneys to ensure you do not bear the full brunt and consequence of the Texas legal system. Our background in business law offers a unique view of these crimes all the way through, meaning our firm is also capable of handing any temporary or lasting effects on your business to mitigate any effect caused by the accusations.
Many white collar crimes walk the line between state and federal. If you are accused of committing a federal crime and face prosecution by a federal or governmental agency such as the FBI, DEA, EPA, do not talk to them. You can be respectful and polite, but contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. If you are arrested for a federal crime, do not talk to anyone other than your attorney. The feds have already made a strong case against you in order to be able to arrest you. Anything you say will absolutely be used against you, and you need your rights protected more than ever.
When to Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer
It is in your best interest to insult a criminal defense attorney before you speak with police at all. If you are asked to go to the police station to answer questions, ask if you are under arrest. If not, make an appointment to meet with the officers at the police station the next morning and bring one of us with you. The best case scenario is that you do not need representation to protect your rights. The worst case scenario is that they suspect you of a crime and are already finding evidence to build a case against you. If you are in the worst case scenario, you may start answering questions without realizing the full impact of your responses on your situation.
San Antonio criminal defense attorneys
Based in San Antonio, Maldonado Diaz criminal defense and white collar defense lawyers are prepared to protect your rights in a range of criminal matters. We represent businesses and government agencies in business law and employer defense throughout South Texas and West Texas. Call our office at (210) 352- 5421 or contact us today for experienced, strong defense.