Our Firm Helps Professionals Charged with White-Collar Crimes in Tavares, Inverness and Clermont
Advocating for defendants throughout Central Florida
White-collar crimes are nonviolent offenses committed for financial gain. Being accused of a white-collar crime can ruin your career and your company. So it is imperative that you retain legal counsel as soon as you suspect you are a target of a white-collar investigation. Exercising your right to an attorney is not an admission of guilt. It is the kind of risk-mitigation measure you’d apply to any other aspect of your business. Largey Law has the resources and knowledge to protect your interests during a criminal investigation. Our lawyers develop an effective strategy to challenge the evidence against you and present a strong criminal defense.
Common white-collar crimes
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is often involved in white-collar crime enforcement and prosecutions, especially those who are interstate or international. The FBI pursues a variety of white-collar crimes, including:
- Fraud — such as healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, securities fraud or mortgage fraud
- Embezzlement —occurs when money or property is misappropriated by a person in a position of trust, including an employee, officer, accountant or fiduciary
- RICO — prosecutors have stretched the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations laws to cover countless white-collar offenses
- Theft of intellectual property — misappropriating trade secrets or information protected by copyright or patent
- Internet crimes — using technology to commit fraud, such as unlicensed online pharmacies, Internet auction fraud and email scams
- Identify theft — a person uses someone else’s personal information to access her or his assets or credit
- Securities fraud — including Ponzi schemes and illegal market manipulation
- Disaster relief and charity scams — in which a faux organization is established, often using a website or social media account, to solicit donations for worthy causes with the intention of stealing the money
- Bribery — both paying and accepting a bribe are illegal
Steps you should take if you are the target of a white-collar crime investigation
Do not make any statements or hand over any documents to law enforcement unless your lawyer is present. A seemingly innocent text message, supposedly irrelevant document or offhand comment can be twisted and used against you. Our attorneys demand warrants and protect your right against self-incrimination. In some cases, we can stop the criminal investigation before it results in an arrest.
Consult us as soon as you suspect you are the target of a white-collar crime investigation
To protect your rights during a white-collar crime investigation and prosecution, call Largey Law at 352.508.1485 or contact the firm online. Your initial consultation is free, and we are available in the evenings and on weekends. From our offices in Tavares, Inverness and Clermont, we defend clients throughout Central Florida. Se habla español.