South Florida White-Collar Crime Lawyer
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While white-collar criminal activities are usually considered to be “lesser” offenses than violent crimes, they are still very severe.
That’s why it’s essential to find the best South Florida white-collar defense firm for your case. This means finding a lawyer who truly cares and who has the know-how to fight for you.
Hire a Dedicated, Experienced Attorney
Frank Schwartz, P.A. has over 20 years of experience in criminal defense law. If you’ve been charged, we want to help. We have successfully tried upwards of 100 state and Federal criminal cases. That’s over 100 futures and families protected.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney and Founder Frank Schwartz offers a one-of-a-kind understanding of the laws behind white-collar criminal offenses. Backed by his knowledge, we can take on a variety of charges leveled against working professionals. We will tailor our defense strategies to fit your individual needs.
What Is White-Collar Crime?
The term “white-collar crime” applies to non-violent, fraud-based crimes committed by working professionals for their own financial benefit. It can be found in both the private and public sectors.
Monetary value is the primary motivating factor when a white-collar crime is committed. People charged with these crimes are usually in positions of power, meaning at an executive or corporate level. They are often hit with related Federal charges at the same time.
Common Types of White-Collar Crime
Conspiracy to Commit Fraud
Credit Card Fraud
Misappropriating assets that have been entrusted to an individual or entity
- False Claims Act, or Lincoln Law, violations
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations
Intellectual Property Theft/Violations
Real Estate Fraud
Although each of these crimes does not involve any type of violence, most are treated as felonies under state law. Each has its own penalties upon conviction.
Protect your life, your rights, and your future; make sure you have a strong defense.
Corporate Crime vs. White-Collar Crime
While white-collar crimes are committed for the benefit of the individual worker, corporate crimes are those that are committed for the benefit of the company as a whole. Usually, more than one person is behind a corporate crime.
It follows that white-collar criminal charges are brought against a single person. On the other hand, corporate criminal charges are typically brought against executives/individual actors and the company itself.
White-Collar Crime Penalties in Florida
With the Justice Department cracking down on white-collar crime, anyone charged with this type of crime should secure top-notch representation as soon as possible. Prosecutors are liable to make an example out of these cases—a publicly announced crackdown only fuels that fire.
Common white-collar crime penalties upon conviction include:
Talk to a White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorney
At Frank Schwartz, P.A., we handle cases both in and out of court. Hiring our firm means getting full access to trusted legal advocates. You can expect honest counsel, proven defense strategies, and personalized legal services. With us, you can rest assured that your case will be given the time and attention it needs.
We won’t back down when fighting for you! We service clients facing white collar criminal charges throughout South Florida including Broward County.
Protect your future. Call (305) 379-5661 to speak directly with a South Florida white-collar crime lawyer.
How to Get Charges Reduced, Dropped, or Dismissed
Our South Florida white-collar crime attorney always works to secure the best outcome possible for every case.
Sometimes, it is possible to get charges dropped or dismissed with common defenses (see below). If the prosecution has a strong case against you, reduced charges or a lighter penalty may be possible through a plea bargain.
Regardless of the case you’ve found yourself in the middle of, we can help you find a path forward.
Defenses for White-Collar Criminal Charges
It is wise to work with a trained white-collar criminal defense lawyer to protect yourself and your family. Our team at Frank Schwartz, P.A. won’t waste time in investigating your case. We’ll look to find and develop a strong defense strategy.
Some of the most common defenses for white-collar crimes include:
Attorney & Founder
Frank Schwartz is a South Florida attorney who concentrates his legal practice in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Schwartz is proud to have established a highly successful and effective criminal defense trial practice in South Florida.