Miami White Collar Crimes Defense Attorney
What constitutes a white collar crime?
White collar crime is a term that was coined in 1939 by a sociologist trying to differentiate between street crimes and those non-violent crimes committed in a more sophisticated manner. Crimes such as embezzlement, credit card fraud, tax evasion, bribery and counterfeiting are all included as white collar crimes and there are many more. Usually white collar crimes involve somewhat complex and intricate schemes that are very difficult to find. The use of computers has made it even more difficult to detect and prosecute these types of crimes.
Following the stock market crash of 1929 public and law enforcement attitudes toward white collar crime began to change markedly. White collar crimes in the banking and securities industries, such as insider trading and illegal stock manipulation, are policed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. With the recent headlines of extensive fraud affecting of hundreds and thousands of individuals, institutions, charities and retired persons, the assigned penalties for white collar crimes are often the maximum allowed.
Many types of white collar crime are used in organized crime. Extortion, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud and mail fraud are some of the types of crimes that fall under the RICO Act which is used by law enforcement to punish criminal activity by business enterprises controlled by organized crime. RICO convictions lead to extremely harsh penalties including a fine, up to 20 years in prison for each violation and the forfeiture of property and assets gained through the illegal activity.
If you, or someone you work with is being investigated for or charged with a white collar crime, it is imperative that you seek legal representation from a Miami federal crimes attorney and former Miami-Dade Cyber Crime Prosecutor.
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At our firm we treat every client with the respect and interest that he or she deserves. We firmly believe in our Constitution and that anyone charged with a crime is entitled to legal representation and that they are innocent until proven guilty. No matter what the circumstances of your situation are, an aggressive and experienced attorney from our firm can help.
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