Can I go to jail for a “white collar” crime?

Yes you can go to jail for a “white collar” crime and the main factor that determines whether or not you go to jail is the amount of money that is involved in that type of crime.

When we talk about white collar crime we’re talking about basically fraud, embezzlement where money or things of value have been taken from other people. The value of what’s been taken from other people can determine the length of any possible sentence especially in federal court as well as in the state of Texas their penalties are determined based on the amount of money involved and can range anywhere from a misdemeanor to a first degree felony, which includes life imprisonment.

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James P. Whalen

James P. Whalen is the managing attorney and founder of Whalen Law Office, a Texas criminal defense firm offering personalized legal representation for various federal criminal charges. With a commitment to providing comfort and guidance during challenging times, Mr. Whalen serves as both an attorney and counselor to his clients, helping them navigate their cases while striving to restore normalcy to their lives.

In an inherently unbalanced criminal justice system, Mr. Whalen takes on cases with unwavering dedication. With decades of legal experience, he offers representation across various criminal charges, including white-collar crimes, violent crimes, drug charges, and more. Mr. Whalen’s numerous accolades, including Super Lawyer recognition and board certification in Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Law, reflect his unwavering commitment to ethical and high-quality legal representation.

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