Miami White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney
Providing Aggressive Representation for Fraud, Embezzlement & More
Nobody is immune from criminal investigations and prosecutions. Even very successful businessmen and businesswomen can be impacted. Usually, when a criminal offense dealing with theft, fraud, or deception occurs in a business environment, people refer to it as “white collar crime.” These crimes are real, the punishments can be extraordinary, and they usually draw special attention from the media, federal government, and police agencies.
If you or a loved one fear that you may be, or have been, investigated, indicted, or arrested, it’s important to contact an experienced lawyer immediately, like our talented team at Fischer Redavid PLLC. These charges usually involve a variety of state and federal laws, as well as regulations from many local, state, and federal agencies, and they demand the utmost attention to detail. Not every attorney is equipped to handle these cases, as they often require not only knowledge of the laws but also superior analytical abilities. Trust our white collar criminal defense attorneys in Miami for the skills and resources to help you.
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What Are White Collar Crimes?
White collar crimes are non-violent crimes that usually depend on an element of concealment, deception, or betrayal of trust. The term was reportedly coined in 1939 by Edwin Sutherland, and now it refers to a wide range of crimes most often committed by business people or government officials.
White collar crimes are prosecuted by both the state and federal governments. Florida’s White Collar Crime Victim Prevention Act mandates heavier penalties than those imposed by federal laws for some crimes. Florida defines white collar crime in part as, “nonviolent frauds and swindles, frequently through the use of the Internet and other electronic technology and frequently causing the loss of substantial amounts of property.” Florida law also creates a category of crimes labeled as aggravated white collar crime.
Aggravated white collar crime involves:
- Defrauding 10 or more elderly people
- Defrauding 20 or more people, total
- Defrauding the State of Florida
Aggravated white collar crime is a first-degree felony. In addition to a potentially long prison sentence, a conviction can result in a fine of $500,000 or double the value of the gain or loss, whichever is greater.
Don’t go it alone. Contact us at (305) 400-0074 for a free and confidential case consultation with our white collar criminal defense attorneys in Miami.