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White Collar Crimes in Boca Raton, FL

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A 'white collar crime' is a specific category of crimes that do not involve violence. These crimes are generally committed by business people that are attempting to achieve some type of financial gain. Originally, the term white collar crime was used to describe offenses committed by public officials, lawyers, accountants and other professionals. In recent times, this term has a broader definition that encompasses countless non-violent crimes used for financial gain without taking into account the person's profession. White collar crimes commonly involve complex transactions and the cases can take months to investigate. These cases have serious consequences on the line and you need an aggressive Boca Raton white collar crime lawyer to represent you. The Law Offices of Richard Tendler has taken on innumerable white collar crime cases and can assist you in building a defense.

Types of White Collar Crimes

This category of crimes encompasses many different types of fraudulent and deceptive offenses. Some of the common white collar crime cases include:

  • Fraud- mail fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, computer fraud, accounting fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud (Fla. Stat. §§ 817.02 – 817.569)
  • Money laundering
  • Tax evasion
  • Conspiracy
  • Identity theft (Fla. Sta. § 817.568)
  • Perjury
  • Bribery
  • Espionage
  • Embezzlement (Fla. Stat. § 812.014)
  • Counterfeiting and forgery (Fla. Stat. § 831.01 – 831.311)
  • Public corruption
  • Extortion
  • Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) (Title 18 of the United States Code §§ 1961-1968)

There are countless ways to commit a fraudulent act in order to achieve financial gain and all of these offenses hold the potential of harsh penalties. Time is of the essence in these types of cases because investigations may begin immediately. You need experienced criminal defense on your side to be sure your rights are protected and you do not jeopardize your case with simple mistakes.

White Collar Crime Penalties in Florida

Florida law has more lenient penalties that the federal law. To look into the statues regarding penalties, check out Fla. Stat. §§ 775.082 and 775.083. White collar crimes could result in misdemeanor or felony penalties depending on the offense and the criminal record of the defendant. The breakdown of possible penalties is as follows:

Second Degree Misdemeanor White Collar Crime:

  • Jail sentence for up to 60 days
  • A fine of up to $500

First Degree Misdemeanor White Collar Crime:

  • Jail sentence for up to one year
  • A fine of up to $1,000

Third Degree Felony White Collar Crime:

  • Prison sentence for up to five years
  • A fine of up to $5,000

Second Degree Felony White Collar Crime:

  • Prison sentence for up to 15 years
  • A fine of up to $10,000

First Degree Felony White Collar Crime:

  • Prison sentence for up to 30 years
  • A fine of up to $10,000

There are also aggravated penalties if the offense was committed against elderly persons, a group of people, a state agency or with the effort to obtain $50,000 or more. These aggravated offenses could be charged as a first degree felony, but with increased penalties.

Fight Against Your Charges With The Law Offices of Richard Tendler

Investigators and prosecutors can be relentless when it comes to these types of cases and their investigations. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side to assist you in protecting your rights. As a Boca Raton criminal lawyer, I have experience taking on white collar crime cases. For the past 15 years, I have dedicated my career to defending accused individuals and I may be able to help you. Contact my firm today to get started in building a defense!

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