Federal Crimes Defense

At Musca Law, our Florida federal criminal defense lawyers have the necessary experience defending against federal charges to get favorable results, which requires seasoned skills, knowledge, and resources. Federal courts do not work in the same way as state courts, and so hiring an attorney with federal court experience is essential to a strong defense, especially since there will likely be a number of federal agencies involved in the case, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The protection of your legal rights is our top priority and we are committed to achieving positive outcomes for our clients, as evidence by our successful track record and testimonials. To speak to one of our lawyers at Musca Law about your situation, call us today for a confidential consultation at (888) 893-8092.


White Collar Crimes Defense

When you’re arrested for a white collar crime, your freedom isn’t the only thing at stake. Both your professional and personal lives are in danger of going up in smoke, burning bridges that may be difficult, if not impossible, to rebuild.

Because white collar crimes involve business and government professionals and have the capability of destroying an entire company, devastating families’ life savings, costing investors millions, and depleting senior citizens of all they have left, prosecution of these economic and high-tech crimes is unforgiving.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in 2011, corporate fraud convictions alone resulted in $2.4 billion in restitution orders acquired from those convicted and $16.1 million in fines. For the same year, securities and commodities fraud convictions led to $8.8 billion in restitution orders, $36 million in recoveries, $113 million in fines; and $751 million in forfeitures. As these statistics demonstrate, the potential ramifications of being convicted of a white collar crime are significant.

The Musca Law Florida fraud defense team handles all white collar crime investigations and charges, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Embezzlement
  • Money Laundering
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Banking Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Conspiracy to Commit Fraud
  • Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO)


Fraud Defense

Fraud is a form of theft which is carried out by way of deception. Because it involves clandestine means of deceiving clients from their money or goods, fraud is most often a non-violent crime. Many forms of fraud are also classified as white collar crimes as they are committed in business or political environments.

If you have been accused of fraud, you will need a skilled Florida criminal defense attorney at your side to protect your rights. The penalties for a fraud-related offense may range from imprisonment in county jail all the way to 30 or more years in state prison, along with fines that may total more than $1 million! Fortunately, the lawyers at Musca Law are highly experienced in representing clients facing all types of fraud charges, including those in both state and federal court. Following are some of the types of Florida fraud cases we can handle:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Work-at-Home Schemes
  • Phishing
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Employment Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Check Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Organized Fraud
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Computer/Internet Fraud
  • Securities Fraud

The intentions of the individual accused of fraud will have much to do with his or her case and charges. To be convicted of most fraud offenses, the defendant must have willfully and intentionally devised, carried out or attempted to carry out a scheme to defraud others. An accident, oversight or mistake should not necessarily be grounds for a fraud charge and conviction.


Federal Drug Crimes Defense

Being accused of a drug crime in Florida can be confusing and overwhelming, but it is important to remember that you have the legal right to defend yourself against criminal charges. The chances of getting the charges against you reduced or dismissed greatly depend on the strength of your defense and the perseverance of your attorney. Drug crimes are prosecuted aggressively on both the state and federal level. Such crimes can involve prescription medications as well as controlled dangerous substances, such as cocaine, meth, marijuana, and heroin, and can have a substantial impact on your future. Combating drug crime charges is not easy, but can be successful with the right Florida criminal lawyer who has years of experience successfully handling cases like yours.

Federal Drug Trafficking

One of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes, on both the state and federal level is drug trafficking. If you have been accused of a federal drug trafficking crime, you have good reason to fear for your freedom and financial security as a federal drug trafficking conviction can take both away. Do not let the prospect of a federal drug charge intimidate or overwhelm you, however. Each and every person accused of a crime, even a federal crime, has the right to quality representation and if you want the best chance to beat the federal charges against you, quality representation is the only thing standing in the way of a conviction; this is not the time to just find any criminal defense attorney, you need to find the right attorney.

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