Not all crimes are violent, much like not all thefts occur in person. White-collar crimes are serious, causing significant damage to those impacted. As such, the penalties associated with white-collar crimes are serious.
Mail theft allegations
Based on recent reports, a 30-year-old Houston woman is facing charges related to mail theft and check forgeries. She is accused of being involved in several cases of mail theft from churches located in Flower Mound.
According to police, her arrest was a result of an ongoing investigation in the matter. The woman was spotted at a local church and was soon pulled over by authorities.
Police said they found numerous checks in the woman’s possession, all of them made out to area churches. They asserted that none of the checks contained her name.
White-collar crime charges and defense options
The woman faces charges of mail theft, forgery of a government instrument and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. Police forwarded the matter to the United States Postal Inspectors for further investigation.
Much like any criminal allegation, those accused of white-collar crimes are afforded the right to a defense against the allegations. A defense could assert an unlawful search and seizure or claim a stop or arrest was unlawful.
If you have been accused of a crime, no matter the defense option you take, it is important to fully understand your situation and the rights you have. This helps ensure your rights and interests are protected.
Experienced criminal defense attorneys help clients understand their rights and options, and help them craft a strategy tailored to the exact circumstances of their situations.