I just learned that I am facing white collar charges. What’s the next step?

If you think you’re facing a white collar crime, and white collar crimes are generally those crimes that involve some type of fraud or theft or embezzlement of money. First, we’d need to determine is it in state or federal court?

If it is in federal court you definitely need to consult an attorney to, one, remain silent and not talk to the authorities because a good experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows the federal system can help you through that process a great deal.

On the state side if it’s a white collar crime things like always remain silent but then efforts can be made to arrange for bail and get you surrendered in a professional manor. Those are some tips that you should have in a white collar case but always make sure you consult with an attorney before you make any decisions or make any statements to law enforcement.

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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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