White Collar Crime Attorneys in Florida
Serving Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and clients throughout Florida
Most associate “white collar” criminals with business professionals. The term “white collar” often refers to the working class such as government officials, accountants, stockbrokers, securities officers, and other higher-level executives. However, the truth is a “white collar” crime can be committed by anyone.
“White collar crimes” are typically committed by salaried business professionals, which involve a form of theft or fraud—such as securities dealings.
Some common “white collar” crimes include:
- Antitrust Violations – Violating laws set in place to protect business trusts.
- Banking Fraud – Committing fraud against a bank or other financial institution.
- Blackmail – Coercing another by extortion or other written threats of public exposure typically for financial gain.
- Bribery – The act of offering services, goods, money, information, or other valuable item to illegally coerce another individual.
- Cell Phone Fraud – Illegal use or theft of another individual’s cell phone or service.
- Computer Hacking – Hacking into a computer system for illegal purposes such as stealing data or to commit identity theft.
- Counterfeiting – Making an illegal copy of an official document and posing it as an original—such as currency.
- Credit Card Fraud – Stealing and/or using a credit card to make purchases without the cardholder’s knowledge.
- Economic Espionage – Stealing trade secrets from an individual, organization or industry.
- Embezzlement – To illegally and fraudulently appropriate money or resources for one’s own illegal use.
- Forgery – Illegally circulating a counterfeit fund and claiming it is real—such as a worthless check or fake money.
- Health Care Fraud – Illegally performing a health care service without a proper license and accepting an insurance payment for that service or fraudulently claiming a health care service was performed when it wasn’t.
- Identity Theft – Stealing another individual’s identity and fraudulently impersonating that individual by using his or her credit card, bank accounts, driver’s license, and social security number.
- Insider Trading – Illegally using confidential information to trade shares.
- Investment Fraud – Illegally getting an individual to make a fake investment with the promise of financial gain.
- Insurance Fraud – Illegally making a claim or accepting an insurance settlement or payout—such as faking one’s own death.
- Mail Fraud – Illegally and fraudulently stealing or handling one’s mail.
- Money Laundering – Illegally investing or transferring funds from investment schemes and making untraceable transactions.
- Public Corruption – Abusing power and/or trust by a government official or authority figure.
- RICO/Racketeering – Operating an illegal business for personal gain and profit.
- Securities Fraud – Committing fraud by illegally inflating a stock’s price for a buyer’s profit and/or gain.
- Tax Evasion and Fraud – Illegally avoiding the filing or paying of taxes or committing fraud when filing or paying taxes.
- Telemarketing Fraud – Illegally acting as a telemarketer to commit fraud and illegally acquire funds to use for personal gain.
Depending on the nature of the case and circumstances, the punishments and sentences for white-collar crimes can vary. However, typical punishments include paying hefty penalties and fines, restitution, and even imprisonment.
Additionally, depending on the severity and damages involved in the crime, a white-collar crime can involved civil lawsuits and even federal punishments.
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White-collar crimes are highly technical and involve a great deal of research and case preparation before going to trial. In some cases, it can take years to settle a white-collar crime. But regardless of the case, a White Collar Crime Attorney in Jacksonville, Florida can help you through any legal process.
If you have been charged with or are currently under investigation for a white-collar crime, contact an attorney today. The legal team at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A. can help. We are an aggressive team and we will fight to protect your rights. Find out how we can help today.