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White Collar Crime Attorney in St. Johns County

Aggressive Defense for White Collar Crime Charges

White-collar crimes are non-violent offenses that are typically committed by business professionals or government officials. These crimes are often financially motivated and involve some form of deceit, fraud, or breach of trust. If you have been charged with a white-collar crime, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you fight the charges.

At First Coast Criminal Defense, we have a proven track record of success in handling white-collar crime cases. Our St. Johns County white-collar crime lawyer can help you understand the charges you are facing and develop a strong defense strategy on your behalf.


Contact us today at (904) 474-3115 to schedule a free consultation with our firm.


Types of White Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are typically committed by professionals in the business or financial sectors. These crimes are often financially motivated and involve some form of deceit, fraud, or breach of trust. If you have been charged with a white-collar crime, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you fight the charges.

Some of the most common types of white-collar crimes include:

  • Bribery: Offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting something of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in a position of authority.
  • Embezzlement: Misappropriating funds entrusted to someone, typically by an employee who has access to company funds.
  • Extortion: Coercing someone to do something against their will, often involving threats or intimidation, in order to obtain money, property, or services.
  • Forgery: Creating or altering documents, signatures, or other items with the intent to deceive.
  • Fraud: Deceptive practices intended to secure unfair or unlawful gain, often involving misrepresentation of facts.
  • Identity theft: Acquiring and using someone else's personal information, such as Social Security numbers or credit card details, for fraudulent purposes.
  • Insider trading: Illegally trading securities based on material nonpublic information, usually obtained from within a company.
  • Money laundering: Concealing the origins of illegally obtained money, typically by means of transfers involving foreign banks or legitimate businesses.
  • Tax evasion: Illegally avoiding paying taxes by underreporting income, inflating deductions, or engaging in other fraudulent tax activities.

White-collar crimes can be charged as federal crimes when they involve violations of federal laws or regulations. Federal authorities, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other agencies, have jurisdiction over certain types of white-collar offenses that cross state lines or have a significant impact on interstate commerce. Additionally, cases may fall under federal jurisdiction if they involve federal agencies, institutions, or programs.

Charging these crimes at the federal level allows for a more coordinated and comprehensive investigation and prosecution, often involving federal agencies with specialized expertise. The decision to pursue federal charges is influenced by factors such as the scope and impact of the crime, the involvement of federal interests, and the need for a unified approach to address complex financial offenses.

Penalties for White Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are typically charged as felonies. If you are convicted of a white-collar crime, you could face severe penalties, including imprisonment, fines, restitution, probation, and more. Additionally, a white-collar crime conviction can have a lasting impact on your personal and professional life.

Some of the penalties for white-collar crimes include:

  • Prison or jail time
  • Steep fines
  • Restitution to the victims
  • Probation
  • Loss of professional licenses
  • Loss of employment
  • Damage to your personal and professional reputation

How Our Firm Can Help

If you have been charged with a white-collar crime, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you fight the charges. At First Coast Criminal Defense, we have a proven track record of success in handling white-collar crime cases. Our St. Johns County white-collar crime lawyer can help you understand the charges you are facing and develop a strong defense strategy on your behalf.

Some of the ways our firm can help you include:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation into the charges against you
  • Reviewing all available evidence, including financial records, to build your defense
  • Working with experts to challenge the prosecution’s evidence
  • Representing you in all court hearings and proceedings
  • Negotiating with the prosecution to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed
  • Providing you with the compassionate legal guidance you need during this difficult time

Call (904) 474-3115 or contact us online to request a free case evaluation with our firm today.


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