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Williamson County White Collar Crime Lawyer

The penalties for white collar crimes can be devastating for your future and your freedom—even if you didn’t know that you were committing a crime. Get the defense you need by working with a Williamson County white collar crime lawyer.

Many people think of white collar crimes as a high-end crime with little-to-no fallout for the perpetrator, but this is not the case. These types of crimes have also gained increasing prominence in the public eye since the Enron, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, and Bernie Madoff Ponzi schemes, as well as scandals such as the Shkreli drug-pricing debacle.

All of these high-profile cases and the growing public anger against white collar crimes are encouraging prosecutors to be extremely tough on any individual accused of them. If you are facing criminal charges of this nature, you need to start your defense by speaking with a Williamson County white collar crime lawyer from Tillman Braniff, PLLC to see what we can do to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

 

Types and Examples of White Collar Crimes

A huge number of charges fall into what are known as white collar crimes, so each case can be quite different. This is one of the biggest reasons to seek the advice of a Williamson County white collar crime lawyer, as we can explain the consequences of pleading guilty or no-contest and how we might be able to help you avoid those consequences.

Some of the more common types of white collar crimes are as follows:

  • Tax evasion is not paying the proper amount in taxes through intentionally hiding funds.
  • Embezzlement is stealing money from clients or employers through different manipulations of the system in question.
  • Extortion occurs when threats are used to get someone to do something. This may also include physical violence.
  • Blackmail is threatening to disclose information about someone that may be damaging to their personal or professional lives in exchange for favors or money.
  • Forgery covers many acts, including signing someone else's signature on a document or creating duplicates of works of art with the intent to deceive and profit.
  • Trademark counterfeiting is the unauthorized use of patterns, symbols, and words, including money and brand names.
  • Deceptive business practices occur when a business attempts to lure consumers into buying a product through means such as false advertising, bait-and-switch, odometer tampering, and other fraudulent methods.
  • Fraudulent use or possession of identifying information includes using a fake state ID or another individual's ID to access restricted areas, steal money or other goods, or profit in some way.
  • Money laundering is funneling illegally obtained funds through a legitimate business to “legalize” them.
  • Insurance Fraud includes filing false claims through insurance policies or filing for items that were not actually destroyed or stolen.
  • Bribery is paying money or gifts to someone to do something that is against either the law or company policy for the payer’s benefit.

The penalties for white collar crimes can vary greatly depending on the number of charges and persons allegedly defrauded or otherwise negatively affected. They can run all the way up to first degree felonies that may carry upwards of life in prison. Your Williamson County white collar crime lawyer can help you determine what penalty the prosecution is likely to push for.

 

Internet Crimes in Texas

Many people ask if they can really go to jail for committing an Internet crime, and the answer is “absolutely.” Many Internet crimes revolve around identity theft, but without the physical theft of an identification card or credit cards. Others include hacking into secure systems and online impersonation, often with the intent to damage another's reputation or to harass them.

Other forms of cybercrimes include fraud designed to fool a person into believing a website is legitimate in an attempt to recover personal information or steal money or goods, also known as “phishing.” It’s surprisingly easy to commit some of these crimes without realizing or intending to do so. A Facebook page might have been meant as joke or prank, but it can still be a crime. Your Williamson County white collar crime lawyer will help you prove what really happened in these circumstances.

 

Legal Penalties for White Collar Crimes

Whether you are facing one or several of these charges, you have to fight against them because the consequences can be devastating to your family’s financial stability and your freedom. Even the relatively minor charges will have major consequences for your life.

You will face steep fines, possible surcharges, community service, probation, and prison time. Some of these prison terms can even add up to a life sentence. Your Williamson County white collar crime lawyer will have the experience needed to parse through the charges and find the evidence essential to reducing or dismissing the charges.

 

Non-Legal Repercussions of White Collar Crimes

The legal penalties will not be the only kind of punishment you face. The social fallout can be even more frustrating and upsetting. You will face the stigma of being a criminal from your colleagues, friends, and even family, which can be the worst penalty of all.

Any job or apartment you apply for will probably have a question asking if you have ever been convicted of a crime, and you will have to answer “yes” for the rest of your life. Regardless of what potential employers say, they will likely hold it against you even if they don’t know what the crime was. You could also be open to a civil lawsuit that can use a criminal court conviction as evidence in the civil trial.

If your business is accused of one of these crimes, the charges alone could destroy your reputation and negatively affect your sales and client faith. Even one act by one employee can get your company’s name spread across the news as the focal point of the latest scandal.

 

Consult with a Wilco White Collar Crime Lawyer

If you are facing any of these charges, you need to fight for your freedom and financial future. Your family needs you at home and at work, not wasting away in a jail or prison cell. A Williamson County white collar crime lawyer from Tillman Braniff, PLLC will work with you to build a strong defense against your charges. Call us at 512-473-8745 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page for a free and confidential consultation.

Or call: 512-236-0505 to speak to a lawyer.

Brian Tillman is legit I would hire him again.
Slowbalt
Slowbalt
05:30 22 Oct 20
I hired Brian Tillman to represent my beloved niece when she got mixed up with drugs, when everyone in the family was saying, “let her go, ie, deal with a court appointed attorney, if it’s meth she’s beyond help, don’t throw your money away”. But I knew Lisa, and knew she could turn her life around.I found the legal fees to be very reasonable, and I deeply appreciated the payment plan.I am very pleased with the outcome. I think her relapse while on probation (after getting detoxed and spending a month at a rehab center in Dallas, sigh)was the best thing that could have happened.A couple weeks in Travis County Jail made her realize that she did not like jail, and never ever wanted to go to jail again.She graduated the SMART program last fall and got a spot in a sober living house, and a job that she really likes and is very good at (refurbishing electronics). She has gotten three raises and two promotions in less than a year. I co-signed on a car loan for her. She celebrated a year’s sobriety in March, and has paid off all her probation fees.She’s happy and healthy, and I firmly believe she would not have been able to accomplish these things without expert legal counsel and advice given by Brian Tillman.Happy Father’s Day, Brian! You’re a good dad and a good father figure to many.I hope you get some good BBQ and beer and relaxing on Sunday.
B McCabe
B McCabe
22:18 19 Jun 20
Did an amazing job on my case. A better word is unbelievable!!!
Perry Hemphill
Perry Hemphill
22:24 04 Nov 19
I've had an extremely rough two years. After the loss of a 14-year-old son, and my mother just over a year later, I felt beat down. Adding to that stress, was some issues that we're looming over me, creating a sense chaos and anxiety to my life that was hard to deal with. I found Brian Tillman through a friend that recommended him to me. I sat down with Brian at his office and felt that for the first time in those two years, someone took the time to not only hear me, but empathize with me regarding my circumstances. The process was long and confusing, it wasn't by our choosing, but Brian was extremely communicative and knowledgeable through the whole process and made sure that I knew everything that was going on. He stayed on top of my case, and after a sometime of dealing with it, both of my cases we're dismissed - which was the outcome that we were expecting. He understood the looming anxiety that I was experiencing and every time I felt frustrated, angry and discouraged, Brian was there with a word of encouragement and a "Hang in there" when I truly needed it. It was good to hear that from my attorney, he helped get me through some pretty rough times. I have zero issues in recommending Brian Tillman as your attorney, he truly cares, he'll do right by you. I can't thank him enough.I would say, I'd definitely use him again, but I sure as hell hope I dont have to, but...if I do, he's definitely my guy.
Aaron Cabrera
Aaron Cabrera
11:57 27 Sep 19
This is a guy you want representing you, in my time of unjust incarceration, Brian stepped in to protect me. He provided information, advice, and made sure to answer all my questions 100% so I was certain of my options. Brian proved me innocent, he saved an innocent young professional from our Justice System, and I 5/5 would recommended him for your defense.
Dustin Popham
Dustin Popham
18:42 25 Jun 19
I couldn’t have asked for better representation. I felt comfortable and confident in Brian’s abilities. Would recommend.
James
James
22:27 05 Feb 19
awesome attorney !!! real easy to communicate with and takes care of business.
Noe Garcia
Noe Garcia
17:23 15 Nov 18
Brian was extremely helpful with handling my case. He is polite and friendly. He seems like he genuinely cares about you. I can't recommend him enough. Thank you Brian for all your hard work.
John Garrett
John Garrett
19:44 01 Nov 18
Brian Tillman was very friendly and informative. I called for advise and possibly to hire him. He answered the first time, called me back when he said he would and gave all the information I was looking for and also gave me great advice. Based on his advise I didn't end up using his firm and with that knowledge he still called me back and emailed me all the information I needed. What a nice helpful guy!Thank you Brian and you can bet I will keep your number around.Charlie
Charles Whilden
Charles Whilden
19:25 06 Dec 17
This guy is the one you befriend at a BBQ and establish true genuine trust with professional care and understanding. I was able to beat my case with the best possible outcome and given my line of work where travels are high, I only had to appear in court once. Brian is reasonably priced and personable,(he maintains contact via his cell phone...seriously this guy will make you feel like your father is lawyer and goes out of his way to get things done. My friend parked his car into someone's living room and Brian was able to get a lot of charges reduced or dropped WITH the possibility of it never showing on record.Don't play around with your life...Hire this guy, he gets it DONE!!!
Ignatius Mwela
Ignatius Mwela
01:17 02 Nov 17
Rhett Braniff was a joy to work with and made the process so simple and straight forward. Couldn't recommend him highly enough!
Mark McEvoy
Mark McEvoy
18:35 31 Oct 17
Rhett Braniff was the right lawyer at the right time. I was impressed with his quick grasp of my situation, knowledge of what I needed to do, and his availability to answer my questions. I felt in good hands. I have found Rhett to be honest and have integrity. I would, without any hesitation, recommend Rhett Braniff.
David Liggett
David Liggett
19:09 24 Jun 17
In the sometimes overwhelming world of the Travis County justice system, Tillman Braniff are able to break down where you stand with your case, as well as what you can expect throughout the long (and sometimes irritating) process.
Christian Long
Christian Long
18:45 03 May 17
He helped me on my case I couldn't be any happier
EJ McCarty
EJ McCarty
17:47 07 Feb 17
Mr. Tillman and his staff were extremely friendly, accommodating, and profesional while still fighting for the best outcome! My case was an open and shut one for the prosecutors, but Mr. Tillman remained cool, calm and collected as we waited out the other side for a better deal. He took the time to get to know me, conveyed who I was to the prosecution, in which got me a lesser charge! If you are someone who is scared out of their mind about going to court, Mr. Tillman will explain everything, and make a bad situation seem winnable. I'm extremely thankful that he stood up for me and helped me navigate these overwhelming waters. If he hadn't, a lot of doors I'm still trying to open would not be opened for me.
Jet Diop
Jet Diop
03:22 15 Nov 16
I was referred to these two rockstar attorneys through a license attorney in Houston, and I have to say that it was by far the best decision I ever made. Brian Tillman and Rhett Braniff are two of the most knowledgeable and compassionate Criminal Defense Attorneys I've ever met. I had actually stumbled across their website and had read various posts on their blogs before getting referred to them, and one of the posts had stood out to me. It was a post about hiring a defense attorney and how important it is that you and the attorney mesh well, so to say. That couldn't be more true. I had found myself in a hellacious predictiment that required the utmost level of care. I had spoken with numerous attorneys before meeting with Brian and Rhett and I learned more from them in my initial consult than I had in all my other conversations combined in regards to the law and what the State of Texas could and could not do. I felt reassured that no matter what, they would have my best interest at heart and that practicing law was more than just a payday for them. I couldn't have been more pleased with the sincerity and compassion they showed me towards my situation. I truly felt like they would fight for me which is what I've needed because at the end of the day and after all is said and done, I'm the one that has to live with the outcome not them. I gained a friend through this process and I'm greatful for the care and attention they showed me and my situation. The only regret I have is that I didn't hire them sooner. I currently live in a different city now and had a friend who had ended up with a Dwi, and after listening to what he has said about the attorney he hired, I wished Tillman Braniff would have been handeling his case cause I'm absolutely sure the outcome would have been very different. I highly recommend contacting their firm if you or anyone you know has any legal issue in Central Texas. It will be the best thing you can do for yourself or loved one.
Cameron Hale
Cameron Hale
18:32 27 Oct 16
Okay. Lawyers have a bad reputation I know. Most often they get hated on because they exploit the fact that we know little about the law and we are in dire straits scared. Most of the time lawyers inflate charges and prolong cases which incurs extra costs for their benefit.However, not Tillman. This guy is upstanding!For our family, we hired him because my son got into some trouble as a teenager a while back and left the state before finishing out the conditions of his dismissal agreement. I know. What an idiot move. Well, years later, the seemingly small case was refiled in family violence court and a warrant had been issued for my son's arrest! (We had no idea and found out when he went to try signing into the military)Of all the lawyers we contacted Tillman was the MOST knowledgeable and charged the LEAST! I know. We were lucky. Anyway, right away Tillman moved on the case and resolved the case with the best possible outcome.We are grateful that Tillman was familiar with the type of case my son had, that he listened to what we needed, and acted in ways that demonstrated he meant to advocate on my son's behalf. For instance, he arranged it so my son didn't have to appear in court which in turn preserved his job, and Tillman kept us abreast of any changes or continuances via text and email and attachments.Now, my son has all but satisfied the conditions and the case will be dismissed soon, for good this time, but Tillman leading us through all the jargon and warning us of the pitfalls really made all the difference. I think he just has good intentions.Real talk. Hire this guy. End of story.
valerie hernandez
valerie hernandez
22:54 16 Sep 16
I would highly recommend Tillman-Braniff. Brian Tillman helped me out a lot when I didn't know how the whole processed worked. He even worked with me on payment and helped me get paperwork long after the case ended.
Daniel Rendon
Daniel Rendon
17:52 19 Jul 16
Brian Tillman is a professional and experienced lawyer. He listens to what you have to say about your case, gives his professional opinion, and also explain the legal terminology In a manner that is easy to comprehend. I would definitely recommend him as your lawyer.
Jazmine
Jazmine
20:42 24 Jun 16
Brian is very professional and very straightforward about your options. He makes you feel comfortable in knowing that you are being represrepresented by someone looking out for your best interest and the best possible outcome for you. I highly recommend Mr.Tillman.
Blake Roth
Blake Roth
01:02 12 Apr 16
Brian was a terrific lawyer, he helped me regarding my domestic violence incident and when I first reached out to him, he immediately made time to talk to me in his busy schedule. He made me feel like I was being understood and he had a clear method to handle my case. He also met me in person early on a Saturday morning and was completely willing to meet based on my schedule. Brian is a lawyer that gets things done in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Jorge Gallaghar
Jorge Gallaghar
06:08 03 Jun 15
I am so grateful I chose to hire Brian Tillman to handle my cases. Facing criminal charges is undoubtedly extremely challenging, but Brian made me feel quite at ease. He guided me through every step of the process, advised me on possible outcomes, and provided excellent results. While under Brian's counsel, he was able to provide the most desirable outcome beyond what I could have imagined while facing two DWI charges. He made himself available to answer any and all questions I had regarding the legal process and has continued to offer guidance to me during my probational period. Brian made certain my quality of life did not diminish throughout this process. If you are looking for an attorney to not only handle your case with professionalism, but also take your personal goals into consideration while negotiating with the court, I strongly believe Brian Tillman is the attorney for you.
Jaimee Harris
Jaimee Harris
20:22 11 Feb 15
Brian Tillman was incredibly easy to work with. He was very knowledgeable, prompt and accessible. I felt very comfortable talking with him and he was more than willing to spend extra time discussing the different ways we could approach my case. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone I know!
Josh Hanson
Josh Hanson
03:07 17 Aug 12
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