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White Collar Criminal Defense
Our white collar criminal defense team comprised of former federal prosecutors is highly regarded and sought after for their experience. regularly advising and defending businesses and professionals in complex criminal matters.
Miami White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Team Fighting for Your Freedom with Successful Experience
Being accused of a white-collar crime can be devastating to your career, reputation, finances, and future. A white-collar criminal defense attorney of Colson Hicks Eidson can help you today, as they have proven results in federal criminal defense litigation, having represented nationwide Fortune 500 companies, business executives, and boards in a variety of allegations.
Not only have the Florida white-collar criminal defense attorneys of Colson Hicks Eidson been retained to defend against white-collar crime allegations, but we can also conduct our own independent confidential investigations into allegations of misconduct by corporate officials. Our attorneys also have experience providing legal counsel to banks and other financial institutions to ensure compliance with federal money laundering and currency reporting laws.
If you are facing white-collar crime allegations in Florida, or anywhere in the United States, you must take legal action as soon as possible to build an effective white-collar criminal defense strategy. Speak with our criminal defense lawyers for a consultation.
White Collar Crime Examples We Handle
Our white-collar criminal defense attorney brings to the table successful experience in government investigations and complex criminal matters involving:
Securities fraud charges:
Investment and securities fraud occurs when an individual or business entity:
- Creates a misrepresentation about a company, organization, or its stock value
- Discloses confidential information regarding the company’s stock value unlawfully
- Keeps important information material from the company
Insider trading charges:
Insider trading arises when a person uses information or material that can greatly impact the price of a company’s stock. The information usually leads to tremendous financial profits and carries substantial consequences.
Bank fraud charges:
Bank fraud occurs when someone uses illegal mean to obtain money or assets held by the bank or another financial institution.
Money laundering charges:
Money or financial fraud arises when a person keeps you from your assets, capital, money, or another means of harming your financial health by deceptive or misleading means.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act:
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits American organizations and individuals from paying bribes, making promises, paying money, or offering anything of value to foreign officials to further foreign business deals”. The two critical components of the law involve:
- Anti-bribery statutes
- Accounting practices, including books, records, and internal control provisions
Criminal asset forfeiture is when law enforcement, usually the Federal Bureau of Investigations, deprives those suspected of participating in illegal activity of their assets and money. The goal is to cut off any financial means for the suspect and attempt to flush out other criminals.
Tax fraud charge:
Tax fraud deals with an individual or an organization purposely evading federal or state taxes. Intentionally misrepresenting your income or deductions on tax forms, or not filing when they are owed are considered acts of tax fraud.
Antitrust violation accusations:
Antitrust violations encompass a range of prohibitive business practices, including an act that restrains competition, the effort to acquire a monopoly, or a merger that would significantly reduce competition in the marketplace. Examples of antitrust violations include:
- Bid riggings
- Price fixing
- Product tying
Environmental law is a complex, multifaceted group of laws at the local, state, and federal level. If your company has been charged with or is under investigation for violating environmental laws, it is imperative you seek the counsel of a white-collar criminal defense firm experienced in environmental tort cases.
Mostly exporting issues deal with a person or business that exports, brokers, or attempts to export an item that violates the terms of a license or without prior authorization.
RICO violations refer to racketeering activity connected to a business. Many different offenses come under RICO, including gambling, kidnapping, drug dealing, mail and wire fraud, and more.
Extortion involves using force by threat or action to intimidate and gain money, property, or something of value from a person or company.
Embezzlement or Breach of Trust:
Embezzlement is the misappropriation of company or employer funds.
- Breach of Trust involves breaking the rules of a trust or taking advantage of the property that has been given to them for a period of time.
- Generally, both deal with a person who is entrusted with access or control over an asset that is stolen.
If you are being accused of a white-collar crime in Florida, speak with our nationally acclaimed criminal defense lawyers for a consultation regarding white-collar criminal law. We are here to help you restore your freedom, reputation, and life after being accused of a white-collar crime.
Nationally Recognized Florida Attorneys and Former Federal Prosecutors with White Collar Criminal Defense Experience
Headed by Colson Hicks Eidson partner Roberto Martínez, a former United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and partner Curtis Miner, a former assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of Florida, our Miami white collar criminal defense attorneys have the experience and knowledge to vigorously defend and advise businesses and professionals in complex criminal defense litigation.
Our firm prevailed in an insider trading case involving a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, cardiologist, and public servant. The Securities and Exchange Commission had been investigating him for allegations involving insider trading, and later sued our client. They claimed that he made nearly $1 million in an insider trading scheme involving himself, his brother, and a close friend. Due to the work of our white-collar criminal defense attorneys, a federal court cleared our client of all charges of white-collar crime in an exhaustive 60-page decision.
With a proven track record defending against white-collar crime allegations, you can trust the criminal defense attorneys of Colson Hicks Eidson to protect your future.
International Criminal Defense Attorneys for Fraud, Laundering and Business Defense
Our team of white-collar criminal defense attorneys has experience resolving high profile cases throughout the country with law office locations in Florida. The Miami white-collar criminal defense lawyers of Colson Hicks Eidson also practice outside of the United States.
Speak with our nationally acclaimed criminal defense lawyers today, and put our experience to work on your case. You do not have to fall victim to white-collar crime allegations with the right team of criminal defense attorneys by your side. You can trust the Florida white-collar criminal defense attorneys of Colson Hicks Eidson to be that team.
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