White Collar Crime Attorneys in Martin County
Advocating for Your Rights in Jupiter & the Surrounding Areas
In Florida, a white collar crime is a non-violent illegal action that is usually committed for financial gain. Any individual who obtains control over a service or object by misleading another person or corporate entity is guilty of a type of white collar crime. If you are accused of this illegal activity, you face severe repercussions. Deckard, Kofsky & Clark, LLC will provide you with s legal advice and guidance throughout the entirety of your case. Our Stuart white collar criminal defense attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience and will aggressively protect your rights.
Common forms of white collar crime are:
- Banking Fraud: this includes schemes in which money is illegally obtained from a bank or other financial institution
- Embezzlement: this occurs when someone responsible for shared funds transfer or converts them into their own private funds
- Healthcare Fraud: this occurs when someone gains funds from their insurance company by manipulating the billing process or patient care system
- Medicaid Fraud: this occurs when someone targets Medicaid specifically for fraudulent financial gain
- Credit Card Fraud: this occurs when someone uses credit cards or numbers to obtain items and funds
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When defending a client against a white collar crime allegation, our attorneys must carefully sift through all applicable evidence. This is to ensure nothing important gets left out and we are able to create the strongest defense strategy possible for our client. For example, if our client is mistakenly accused of this crime and this mistake is in the evidence, we need this information to get the case thrown out by the court.
White Collar Crime Penalties
While non-violent, the penalties for white collar crimes in the state of Florida can be severe. There are a variety of factors that have to do with the severity of the punishment. However, the nature of the crime and the amount of money involved usually play a big role in how a judge will determine possible penalties.
Common punishments for a convcition can include:
- 1st degree misdemeanor: parties guilty of this offense could face up to a $1,000 fine and 1 year in prison
- 2nd degree misdemeanor: parties guilty of this offense could face up to $500 in fines and 60 days in jail
- 3rd degree felony: parties guilty of this offense could face up to $5,000 in fines and up to 5 years in prison
- 2nd degree felony: parties guilty of this crime could face up to $10,000 in fines and up to 15 years in prison
- 1st degree felony: parties guilty of this offense face up to $10,000 in fines and 30 years to life in prison
If a white collar crime offender is convicted of two or more offenses, they could be charged with a 1st degree felony and extended penalties of up to $30,000 in fines and 30 years in prison.
Offering a Comprehensive & Detailed Defense Strategy
At Deckard, Kofsky & Clark, LLC we know that a solid defense rests on the amount of information our white collar criminal defense lawyers in Stuart can gather in favor of our client. We leave no stone unturned when investigating the circumstances around this allegation and will stop at nothing to ensure your position is heard and understood in the courtroom.
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