Engaging in Deceptive Business Practices in Texas
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Engaging in Deceptive Business Practices in Texas

Posted On - July 31st, 2012 | By Tim Clancy | Category - Criminal Defense

Have you been arrested for or charged with engaging in deceptive business practices in Texas? In recent years, faced with increasing complaints from consumers, Texas prosecutors and law enforcement authorities have allocated significant resources to pursuing criminal action against individuals alleged to have engaged in fraudulent or deceptive business practices. If you have been caught in their net, even though you run a clean operation, you want an experienced attorney to protect your rights.

At the Law Office of Kevin Clancy & The Law Office of Tim Clancy, we bring nearly 50 years of combined legal experience to people in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We focus our practice exclusively on criminal defense, handling a broad range of criminal matters. Because attorney Kevin Clancy served as a prosecutor before opening our practice, we understand how the state prepares and presents a criminal case, and can anticipate the tactics they will employ to try to get a conviction.

Protecting You against Deceptive Business Practices Complaints

Many of the prosecutions involving allegations of deceptive business practices involve individuals and companies providing home construction, repair or remodeling services. If you enter into an agreement to provide these types of services and take any kind of a down payment, you can suddenly find yourself facing criminal charges if controversies arise or if there are delays in construction or delivery.

Texas has extensive laws designed to protect consumers from fraud or deceptive practices. If you have been charged or are under investigation for violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices laws, you should take the following measures:

  • Hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible
  • Exercise your right to remain silent—Police may want to question you. You don’t have to answer their questions, but may exercise your constitutional right to remain silent. You can also ask to have your attorney present before answering any questions.
  • Demand to see a warrant before allowing police to search your home or your car.

Contact Clancy & Clancy

To arrange an appointment with experienced Texas criminal defense attorneys, contact us online at or call (214) 550-5771 to schedule a consultation.