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Understanding White Collar Criminal Allegations in the State of Florida

Posted on : August 8, 2018, By:  Leah H. Mayersohn, Esq.

Facing any type of crime should prompt you to retain a criminal defense attorney immediately, but it is also extremely important to recognize when white collar crimes can have a damaging impact on your future. It is a huge mistake to assume that because you are under investigation for a white collar crime, that you can ignore this matter. The penalties for nay white collar crime in the state of Florida can be steep, depending on the amount of money allegedly involved and the nature of the crime.

You could be facing felony or misdemeanor charges and time in jail and fine may be applied even with first degree and second degree misdemeanors. There are many different types of white collar crimes and many fall under the general umbrella or fraud. White collar crimes are typically committed for financial gain and are nonviolent crime.

They can include insurance fraud, forgery, credit card fraud, Medicaid fraud, money laundering, embezzlement and more. Even being accused of a white collar crime can have a significant impact on your future and understanding appropriate defense strategies for white collar crimes is critical.

The right defense, and being able to get your lawyer involved in the process as soon as possible, are both very important for you to be able to fight back when accused of a white collar crime. 

The elements of evidence in the crime must be looked at and there may be evidence or pieces in the case that need to be viewed differently. There are many different documents typically included in the discovery package, making it all the more important to retain a criminal defense attorney in Florida who is highly knowledgeable about responding to white collar crime allegations. You deserve to have an attorney who has represented others in this situation before and has helped to protect the victim as well as the reputation.