So many times I have gotten these phone calls: “Car loads of federal agents showed up with a search warrant and took all of my records”. Or, “I just received a call from a special agent wanting me to come to his office for an interview”. Or, “there is a state or federal special investigator in my reception area wanting to question me. What do I do?”
There are many federal agencies that are tasked with investigating and enforcing white collar crime laws, including the FBI, the US Secret Service, the US Customs Office, the Office of Inspector General, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the EPA. Texas agencies include the Attorney Generals office and the local District Attorney’s office Economic Crimes/Major Fraud division.
At the Law Office of Paul Schiffer, a Houston White Collar Crime Defense Attorney, we have over 40 years of experience defending people and businesses under investigation for, or charged with:
- Employee Theft / Embezzlement
- Computer / Internet Fraud
- Medicare / Medicaid Fraud
- Bank Fraud
- Theft of Trade Secrets
- Telecommunications Fraud
- Credit Card or Check Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Money Laundering & Counterfeiting
- Identity Theft , Forgery
- Securities and Stock Fraud
It seems everyone is familiar with the phrase, “ Don’t’ make a federal case out of it”, which is universally understood to mean that multiple federal and local agencies have cooperated to build layer upon layer of evidence. These agencies investigate aggressively due to unlimited resources and the blank check written by our government. Many times, complex cases are constructed against defendants before they even know that they are under investigation.
By their nature, white collar crimes are a document intensive crime, involving voluminous financial data. It is essential that you have an attorney who knows where to look, and what to look for when preparing your defense. A comprehensive team approach using resources including computer experts, financial consultants, and forensic accountants help us determine both the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case, helping you obtain the best results possible.
At the Law Office of Paul Schiffer, a Houston White Collar Crime attorney, with over 40 years of combined white collar crime defense experience and former prosecutor, we are prepared to aggressively defend you at that frightening moment when you become aware that you are the target of a federal or state investigation.
Experience and knowledge are the most effective weapons in the courtroom to have your case dismissed, charges reduced, or successfully tried to a jury. With over 40 years of combined experience as a white collar crimes defense attorney and former prosecutor in Houston, Texas, I will fight aggressively to get the best results for you.
Serious charges require serious lawyers. Call Houston white collar crimes defense attorney Paul Schiffer today at (713)-521-0059 to start strategically building your defense.