Insider Trading Attorney Serving Miami Area
Buying and selling stock shares in a company you work for or with and to which you have access of non-public information is restricted under insider trading laws. Federal laws covering this are far more extensive than state laws so most cases of this nature are tried in federal court. A Miami federal crimes lawyer and former Miami-Dade Cyber Crime Prosecutor from our firm is experienced and knowledgeable in both state and federal court procedure and can represent you reliably if you have been charged with this white collar crime. Anyone with inside information must either disclose the information or refrain from buying or selling stock related to that information.
It is also illegal to act on a "hot tip" from someone who has access to insider information, even if you yourself don't have that information or work for the companies related to that information. Government agencies have become quite clever in their methods of obtaining evidence of these types of crimes. If you have been charged with insider trading, or you feel you may have acted unknowingly or not on insider information, you should urgently seek the services of a Miami federal crimes lawyer at our firm.
Miami Insider Trading Lawyer Serving throughout Florida
The penalties for a conviction of a white collar crime can be very severe. The Wall Street Journal reported that the average prison sentence for a conviction has gone from 18 months in the early 2000s to 30 months between 2009 and 2011. Penalties can be as harsh as 20 years in prison for securities fraud and fines of up to $5 million for each act violated.
Our firm understands the complexities of these cases and we work aggressively to build a strong defense for our clients. We will protect your rights to the letter of the law. It is important to remember that you do have rights and no matter what has transpired, you are entitled to the right to an attorney and the right to present your case.
Contact a Miami federal crimes attorney at our firm today to find out how we can help you.