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. 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.
In my entire career, I have never prosecuted anyone, only defended them. Many criminal defense attorneys started out as prosecutors. I did not. I defended those who couldn’t afford legal representation, then founded my law firm so that I could focus my energy on fewer clients at one time.
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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 government. Florida’s White Collar Crime Victim Prevention Act mandates heavier penalties for some crimes than those imposed by federal laws. 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 aggravated white collar crime. 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.
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