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White Collar Crime Attorney in Duval County

Aggressive & Skilled Defense for Duval County Residents Facing Serious Charges

White-collar crimes refer to non-violent offenses typically committed by business professionals, government officials, or others with access to money or confidential information. These crimes are often financially motivated and involve deceit, fraud, or breach of trust.

White-collar crimes are typically prosecuted at both the state and federal level, and a conviction can result in severe penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and restitution. If you have been accused of a white-collar crime, you must contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. At First Coast Criminal Defense, our Duval County white-collar crime attorney has extensive experience in this area of law and can provide the aggressive representation you need.

To learn how we can help, call us at (904) 474-3115 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations.

Types of White Collar Crimes

There are many different types of white collar crimes, and each is prosecuted under a federal or state statute. Our lawyers understand the laws and penalties associated with each of these crimes and can help you build a strong defense.

Some examples of white collar crimes include:

  • Fraud: This involves deceitful practices for financial gain. Examples include securities fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, and corporate fraud.
  • Embezzlement: This is the act of wrongfully taking another person’s or entity’s money or property that has been entrusted to you. Embezzlement is a felony and is typically charged when a person in a position of financial responsibility, such as a bookkeeper, accountant, or other employee, fraudulently transfers funds or property to their own account.
  • Identity Theft: This crime involves using another person’s private information, such as their name, social security number, or credit card information, without their permission. Identity theft is a felony and can be charged in state court, federal court, or both. The penalties for identity theft vary depending on the circumstances of the case.
  • Money Laundering: This is the act of making illegally gained proceeds appear legal. Money laundering is a serious crime that often involves complex transactions. It is a federal offense and can be charged in addition to other crimes, such as drug trafficking or fraud.
  • Tax Evasion: This crime involves the illegal evasion of taxes by individuals, corporations, trusts, and other entities. Tax evasion is a serious crime and can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The penalties for tax evasion can include imprisonment, fines, and restitution.
  • Bribery and Corruption: This involves offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting something of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in a position of power, often for personal gain.
  • Forgery: This involves creating or altering a document with the intent to defraud. This could include forging signatures on checks or documents, creating fake IDs, or falsifying financial records.
  • Cybercrime: This encompasses a range of criminal activities carried out using computers and the internet. It includes things like hacking, phishing, and various forms of online fraud.

Defending Against White Collar Crime Charges

Our team understands the complexity of white-collar criminal cases and can help you build an effective defense. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your case, review all the evidence against you, and work to identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We are skilled negotiators and can help you navigate the criminal justice system.

If you have been charged with a white-collar crime, it is important to remember that you have the right to remain silent and the right to legal counsel. Do not talk to the police or any other law enforcement officer until you have retained an attorney. Our lawyer can help you understand your legal options and fight for your rights, every step of the way.

Call us at (904) 474-3115 to get started on your case today.

"I have had the pleasure of working with First Coast Criminal Defense, and it was a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend this Firm. They are totally responsive and will walk you through each phase step by step!"

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