Too many people make the mistake of assuming a person is guilty of a crime just because someone says so or because there appears to be evidence supporting the claim. But the fact is that in the U.S., you are innocent until you are proven guilty.
Therefore, it will be essential that you take the time between criminal allegations and the declaration of guilty or not guilty to defend yourself if you have been accused of fraud or white collar crimes. These can be some of the most complex cases, so working with an attorney to build your defense strategy will be important.
Financial crimes in particular involve very complicated elements to support or challenge criminal allegations, from examining paperwork and bank records to establishing relationships and motivations.
With this in mind, you should understand that there are a number of defense strategies that may be employed in an effort to seek a reduction or dismissal of charges. These might include:
- Scrutinizing search procedures to have evidence thrown out
- Providing alternative explanations for certain behaviors
- Challenging interpretations of law and/or actions
- Challenging witness testimony
- Minimizing the role you may or may not have played in criminal activity
These are just a few ways a person might try to defend themselves against allegations like fraud, conspiracy, bribery and embezzlement. Figuring out which strategy is most appropriate will depend on the specific details of your case.
Rather than give up or assume your only option is to hope the prosecution can’t make their case, please visit our law firm’s website to learn more about your rights and legal options in defending against financial crime allegations. Our attorneys have worked with clients across Texas facing complex white collar crime accusations, and we can discuss your case with you.