White Collar Crimes
When you’re arrested for a white collar crime in Florida, 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.
Protecting Your Rights, Reputation & Future
With severely life-altering penalties on the horizon if you’re convicted of a misdemeanor or felony white collar crime, there is no time to waste in getting the most experienced, skilled, and relentless criminal defense team on your side. Depending on the circumstances, white collar crimes may involve miscommunication, he-said she-said, deception, backstabbing, and outright lies. At Musca Law, we make telling your side of the story our priority. Our Florida criminal defense lawyers have 100 years of combined legal experience, lending our clients an unrivaled pool of resources and strategies.
What We Can Do for You
The Musca Law Florida fraud defense team handles all white collar crime investigations and charges, including, but not limited to, the following:
- 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)
How We Can Defend Your Good Name
Mostly thanks to Hollywood, those accused of white collar crimes are often depicted as heartless sharks who have thrown others under the bus so they can seek an advantage on a personal or professional level. This social stigma shouldn’t overshadow the legal right of a person to have a fair trial. The burden of proof rests in the hands of the prosecution and even members of a jury can’t forget that a conviction must be made beyond a reasonable doubt and based on the evidence provided.
Although white collar crimes are not based on acts or threats of physical force or violence, the penalties are often just as serious with significant fines, restitution orders, extensive prison sentences, career loss, and compromised private lives.
When your reputation is on a tightrope, you need quality and trustworthy legal counsel and representation to be your safety net below. At Musca Law, we won’t let you fall, and even if you do, we are there to leverage our experience, knowledge, and skills to catch you and lift you back up. For more information about how we can help keep you out of jail and preserve your reputation, call our criminal enterprise defense lawyers at (800) 687-2252 or fill out a contact form for a free, confidential consultation.
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