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Fort Lauderdale White Collar Crime Lawyers

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If you or your business is under investigation by federal regulators for financial crimes, you need a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer who has experience defending the accused from white collar charges. Handcuffs over paper with white collar crimes printed on

As stated in Florida law, white collar crimes encompass a wide array of felony acts, including wire fraud, computer-related crimes, the exploitation of elderly people, forgery, counterfeiting, fraudulent practices, bouncing checks, bribery of public officials, and racketeering. Most white collar crimes have some form of financial deception in common.

It's time to face the truth: you have plenty to lose, and juries don't take kindly to CFOs, executives, and bankers in today's climate. Regardless of your personal circumstances, your life and livelihood are about to go under the microscope. If you don't have an ally who knows the law and how to protect you, you could end up losing everything. People who commit white collar crime are liable to have all of their assets seized to pay restitution, rendering them devoid of cash and unable to find employment after imprisonment.

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security—white collar crime charges are serious, and how your trial ends will determine the rest of your life. There's no reason to risk your future by not calling a lawyer right now.

Call (954) 543-1788 for a free consultation.

Examples of White Collar Crimes

  • Bank Fraud - to illegally gain money, assets or other property in the ownership of a financial institution
  • Bribery - to give or receive something of value in return for an action or influence
  • Credit Card Faud - the act of committing fraud by the use of a credit card or credit card number for financial gain
  • Embezzlement - the act of an employee stealing funds from their employer
  • Extortion - to obtain something, usually money, by way of threat or force
  • Insurance Fraud - to defraud the insurance process, whether from the side of the insurer or the insuree
  • Mail Fraud - to mail or electronically send something fraudulent, usually money
  • Money Laundering - to conceal the illegal obtaining of funds, usually by way of passing through a large number of bank transactions or business transactions
  • Racketeering - a continuous criminal operation in which a person is illegally gaining funds as a way of "business"
  • Securities Fraud (also know as stock fraud or investment fraud) - to deceive investors into unprofitable investments, causing them to lose money

The Penalties for White Collar Crime in Florida

In addition to the massive federal penalties for fraud, potential settlements against plaintiffs for civil suits, and the loss of their businesses, people convicted of white collar crimes are facing prison sentences if their trial goes poorly. For people in licensed positions, including lawyers, doctors, and pharmacists, a conviction would mean possibly losing their livelihood for decades to come.

Maximum sentencing for white collar crimes are as follows:

  • Third-degree felony – 5 years in prison and $5,000 in fines
  • Second-degree felony – 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
  • First-degree felony – 30 years in prison and $10,000 in fines

In 2001, Florida lawmakers passed the White Collar Crime Victim Protection Act, which created a class of charges called “aggravated white collar crime.” Aggravated white collar crime is when any person commits two white collar offenses that are not isolated (meaning they are similar in intent, accomplices, methods, results, or distinguishing characteristics). The Act stipulates that if a person commits aggravated white collar offenses against 20 people, 10 elderly people, or a state government entity, it is tried as a first-degree felony with a fine of $500,000. Even if you have enough assets to cover the fine, you don't have enough life to cover a 30-year prison sentence.

Financial & Civil Penalties for White Collar Crimes

Keep in mind that these fines and punishments are separate from a defendant’s requirement to forfeit profits made from their illegal operations or to make restitution to the victims. Apart from the criminal proceeding, defendants may also be sued in a civil claim for the losses they caused. However, your priority should be your criminal case—paying back a plaintiff is much less severe than suffering prison time.

At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale white collar defense attorneys have helped thousands of clients achieve acquittals or dismissals. We have helped lower charges that our clients are facing using our vigorous dedication to results. Our team has the strategies and tactics necessary to protect your future and your assets. Call (954) 543-1788 today for a free review of your case. We are ready to take your call 24/7.

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