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The Texas Securities Act (TSA) is a state law that regulates the securities industry and requires that securities offered or sold in Texas be registered. It prohibits unlawful securities crimes including, but not limited to:

  • Illegal sale of unregistered nonexempt securities
  • Sale of securities by unregistered dealers
  • Fraud committed in connection with the sale of securities
  • Rendering of investment advice from unregistered dealers

Examples of securities fraud include manipulating stock prices to be higher than they are, offering fake business deals and utilizing unlicensed sales agents to conduct investment scams. Securities fraud is very common and, oftentimes, people don’t realize they’re committing this crime. There are companies that hire employees using false and misleading information to attract them to the job. Thus, those companies put employees in an unethical position of committing securities fraud unknowingly.

Attorney Peter Barrett obtains 25+ years of experience handling cases like yours. Request your comprehensive consultation onlineor by calling (214) 307-8667 now!

Securities Fraud Crimes & Penalties

Texas law is strict when it comes to securities crimes. There are several penalties you may face if convicted, which is why Attorney Peter Barrett utilizes effective resources to enhance the likelihood of proving your innocence.

Possible consequences you may face if convicted of securities fraud include:

  • 3rd degree felony: The offense involves less than $10,000
    • 2 to 10 years in state prison
    • Up to $10,000 fine
    • Both such fine and imprisonment
  • 2nd degree felony: The offense involves between $10,000 and $100,000
    • 2 to 20 years in state prison
    • Up to $10,000 fine
    • Both such fine and imprisonment
  • 1st degree felony: The offense involves $100,000 or more
    • Life sentence or 5 to 99 years in prison
    • Up to $10,000 fine
    • Both such fine and imprisonment

Other sanctions for securities fraud convictions include:

  • Denial, revocation, or suspension of dealer, agent, investment adviser, or investment adviser representative registrations
  • Cease and desist orders prohibiting or suspending the sale of securities or prohibiting fraudulent conduct
  • Administrative fines
  • Denial or revocation of the registration of securities
  • Revocation of exemptions from registration
  • Cease publication orders

Fighting Tirelessly Against a Conviction

The best defense starts by contacting an experienced, award-winning attorney immediately after learning about your securities fraud charges. By taking this proactive step, you can feel confident that Attorney Peter Barrett will provide a personalized approach to your case. He has a successful track record of listening carefully to clients’ circumstances, understanding the facts of each securities fraud case, utilizing experienced investigators on clients’ behalf, and developing a hard-hitting solution to help fight securities fraud charges.

He may use defense strategies that could work in your favor, such as:

  • Lack of knowledge
  • Entrapment
  • Lack of intent
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Faulty investigation

The sooner you retain Attorney Peter Barrett to represent you, the sooner he can work on a powerful defense for your securities fraud case. Call (214) 307-8667 today!

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    Our team exclusively handles criminal defense matters and we will handle every aspect of your case in-house. 

  • Tailored Representation

    You work directly with our attorney who personalizes each case based on a client’s individual needs.

  • Legal Guidance for Trials

    Often our cases do not result in a trial. However, if trial is in the best interest of our client, Attorney Barrett has handled over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts.

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    Should your case have to go to trial, our firm can associate a team forensic accountants, investigators, and other experts to ensure we're providing you with the most thorough representation.

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