What Are White Collar Crimes?
Under Florida Law, a white collar crime occurs when a person obtains money or property illegally by using any means without force or violence. Bank frauds, tax frauds, securities frauds, online frauds, money laundering and identity theft are common white collar crimes. White collar crimes are often committed by professionals without criminal records, and is often considered to be a “victimless” crime. However, the state of Florida takes white collar crimes very seriously and imposes strict punishments on those who are found guilty.
The penalties for white collar crimes vary greatly depending on the case, and the damages caused by the crime. Incarceration, fines and restitution are common penalties associated with these types of crimes. For example, in Florida money laundering cases, a person found guilty will typically be sentenced up to 20 years in prison and/or be ordered to pay fines equaling two times the amount of money laundered.
What to Do If You’re Charged With a White Collar Crime
Being convicted of a white collar crime can destroy both your personal and professional life. It’s essential that you work with an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney as soon as possible – don’t wait until formal charges are filed against you. If you know that you are being investigated for white collar crime, contact an attorney right away.
As a seasoned Florida white collar attorney, I can provide you with a strong defense and solid legal counsel in order to achieve the best outcome possible in your case. I will work hard to defend your rights and mitigate the consequences you are facing.
For a consultation to discuss the charges against you, contact me today at 1-305-433-0497.