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White Collar Crime

Brandon, FL White Collar Crime Attorneys Defend Complex Charges

Vigorous, meticulous defense to alleged non-violent economic crimes

If you are being investigated, have been arrested, or are being charged with a white collar crime, you could be facing severe criminal sanctions, including a lengthy prison sentence. In addition, conviction for a white collar crime could severely limit your future employment and other opportunities. Faught & Faught, P.A. provides aggressive representation for those charged with white collar crimes. Whether you are being charged by the state or by the federal government, we work tirelessly to protect your rights every step of the way. We thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to help you avoid the devastating consequences that come with a conviction for a white collar crime.

Experienced Florida lawyers determined to defend white collar crime charges

Traditionally, white collar crime was defined as a nonviolent theft offense, involving fraud in commercial matters and requiring a level of professional sophistication to commit. Today the definition has been expanded to encompass a wide range of nonviolent economic crimes and even ongoing criminal conspiracies. Types of white collar crimes our criminal defense attorneys manage include:

  • Cybercrimes — The Florida Computer Crimes Act penalizes hacking another person’s electronic device or online account. Hackers who introduce computer contaminants in systems, steal information, or destroy data are liable for severe penalties.
  • Embezzlement — Embezzlement is theft committed by a person who has a relationship of trust with the victim and special access to assets belonging to the victim. Embezzlement is most common in financial institutions where officers of the company oversee accounts for the company and its clients.
  • Fraud — Fraud is theft by deception. White collar fraud can target insurance companies, healthcare providers, commodities exchanges, company shareholders, mortgage lenders, and government assistance programs. Fraud in bankruptcy proceedings can be alleged when petitioners for bankruptcy knowingly submit incomplete filings.
  • Identity theft — This type of fraud allows a perpetrator to impersonate the victim to gain access to others’ assets. Credit card fraud is an offense commonly associated with identity theft.
  • Money laundering — This type of criminal conspiracy attempts to disguise illicit gains from criminal activity as revenue from a legitimate business.
  • Tax fraud — Knowingly filing false tax returns is a federal crime with severe consequences, including prison time, fines and interest on the back taxes.
  • Wire fraud — Using so-called “wire” services such as the telephone, radio, television, or the internet to commit fraud is a federal crime.

The best time to seek legal counsel for a white collar crime is as soon as you learn of an investigation. When our firm represents you during the early stages of an investigation, there is a much better chance that we can prevent charges from being brought, either by demonstrating that no crime has been committed or by offering a reasonable explanation for an inadvertent violation along with a settlement plan. In no case should you act without legal counsel; often, state and federal investigators cannot make a case for an underlying crime, but the rash actions of a target of the investigation provide grounds for charging a cover-up. So, before you do anything that could make your situation worse, get the reliable legal advice you need from Faught and Faught.

Contact our Brandon, Florida law firm for effective criminal defense in the Tampa Bay area

If you are being investigated or have been arrested for a white collar crime, contact Faught & Faught, P.A. today. Call 813-681-4246 or contact our Brandon, FL office online to schedule a consultation. Please be advised there may be a consultation fee for initial jailhouse visits.

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  • Brandon Office
    206 Mason Street
    Brandon, Florida 33511
    Phone: 813-681-4246
    Fax: 813-653-9668