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White Collar Crime Attorney in Fort Lauderdale

Representation for Financial Crimes

Some types of crimes, usually non-violent crimes committed in the workplace, have the general term "white collar crimes." The offenses are usually committed in a business environment, and in many cases, the individuals charged are often well-respected upper management.

White collar crimes are those that have been defined as financially motivated. Non-violent in nature, these crimes do not involve acts of physical forcefulness, but they can be equally dangerous because of the intent behind them.

Many white collar crimes are federal crimes and will be tried in federal court. As such, they pose severe, long-term penalties, and demand the attention of seasoned white collar crime lawyers in Fort Lauderdale who have the ability to protect your rights and freedoms at all stages of the process.

If you or a loved one have been arrested or are being investigated, contact our firm as soon as possible for a free case review. Taking immediate action in your defense could make the difference in your case.

Types of Offenses

Some of these crimes have very severe penalties if convicted. Spending years in federal prison is a real possibility in some types of white collar crimes, as well as paying hefty fines, completing community service, serving probation, and providing restitution. The severity of the crime and the ultimate unlawful financial gain of the defendant will be taken into account when deciding on final consequences, however.

Common white collar crimes include:

  • Bank fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Computer crimes
  • Identity theft
  • Money laundering
  • Forgery
  • Wire fraud
  • Bribery
  • Counterfeiting

White Collar Crime Penalties

The penalties for white collar crimes vary from case to case, and are dependent on the unique factors involved, most significantly of which will include:

  • The nature of the offense
  • The amount of money involved
  • The number of victims involved
  • Your criminal history

Regardless of the exact circumstances, white collar crimes of all types are investigated, prosecuted, and penalized harshly. These penalties often include large fines, often lengthy terms of imprisonment, long-term restrictions on your freedom, and the burdens that come with a criminal record. Simply put, these charges should not be taken lightly.

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If you have been arrested for one of these crimes, or are under investigation by law enforcement for any such crime, it is essential that you enlist the help of a white collar crime attorney in Broward County at once. Each case has unique circumstances and without a thorough review of the case, it is difficult to determine the exact actions that will be taken to fight for your defense.

If you are under investigation, it is critical that you enlist the assistance of a Fort Lauderdale white collar crime lawyer immediately, and that you do not answer questions from law enforcement, federal investigators or other investigators without legal counsel to assist you.

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