The FBI defines white collar crimes as a "full range of frauds," which are typically carried out by business or government professionals. Money is at the root of most white collar offenses; a single scam can lead to the financial devastation of an individual, a family, or a company. As such, both state and federal agencies investigate and prosecute these crimes aggressively. They devote a wealth of resources to each case, hiring financial forensic experts and going to great lengths to gather evidence.
If you have been charged with a white collar offense, it is important to find an attorney whose experience in these matters matches — or surpasses — that of the prosecution you may face. For more than three decades, John S. Cossum has assisted individuals in the Houston area who stand accused of white collar crimes. He knows the law. He knows the courts. He is ready to build a strong defense for you.
Likewise, if you or your business has been the victim of fraud, Mr. Cossum can help you fight for restitution.
Your Defense Is John S. Cossum's Focus
Mr. Cossum is committed to protecting his clients against government charges. While he is skilled in negotiating with opposing counsel, whenever possible his chief intent is to seek a full acquittal in court. He is prepared to assist in a comprehensive array of white collar matters, including:
- Embezzlement — The theft of money or property perpetrated by an employee, fiduciary or other individual with access to another's assets.
- Money laundering — Facilitating the transaction of proceeds obtained through criminal activity. In Texas, an individual can be convicted of money laundering even if they did not have knowledge of the initial criminal undertaking.
- Identity theft — Wrongfully obtaining and using another individual's personal informational — such as a name, a birth date, a Social Security number or bank account number — for economic gain.
- Internet crimes — The deliberate infiltration of a computer system or network to alter data or commit fraud for personal gain.
Theft of trade secrets — Accusations of selling patented, trademarked or copyrighted corporate intellectual property
As your lawyer, Mr. Cossum will work rigorously to protect your rights no matter what allegations you face.
Obtain Strong, Experienced Legal Representation Today
To schedule a free consultation, call John S. Cossum at 281-973-4747. You can also reach him through his online form.