Fort Myers White-Collar Crime Attorneys
White Collar Crime Laws in Florida
At Aiken & O’Halloran, we understand the severity of a conviction for a white-collar crime. Without the right representation, the investigation you are undergoing could turn into a nightmare of life-altering consequences that you cannot escape. Not only is your professional and personal reputation at stake, but you face the possibility of a sentence that involves massive fines and years behind bars.
Types of White Collar Crimes We Handle
Attorneys Aiken and O’Halloran are prepared to represent clients in cases involving:
- Tax evasion
- Mortgage fraud
- Money laundering
- RICO cases
- Bank fraud
- Securities fraud
- Health care fraud
- Extortion and bribery
- Mail fraud
Our Fort Myers white-collar crime lawyers are here to be the advocate you need on your side during this challenging time. We care about your charges just as much as you do, and we are willing to exert maximum effort to quickly extinguish the flame of harmful allegations that have been made against you and help you to avoid the severe penalties that are attached to these types of crimes.
Contact our experienced defense attorneys today at (239) 603-6777 to schedule a free consultation.
White Collar Crime Penalties
In Florida, white-collar crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, and the penalties can be quite severe. The specific penalties for a conviction will depend on the nature of the crime and the amount of money involved, but penalties can range from $500 to $10,000 in fines and 60 days to 30 years in prison.
The classification and penalties for white-collar crimes in the State of Florida include:
- Second-degree misdemeanor: A maximum fine of $500 and up to 60 days in prison
- First-degree misdemeanor: A maximum fine of $1000 and up to one year in prison
- Third-degree felony: A maximum fine of $5000 and up to five years in prison
- Second-degree felony: A maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison
- First-degree felony: A maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 30 years in prison
Anyone who is found guilty of committing two or more white-collar crimes that are related for gain that exceeds $50,000 can be charged with a first-degree felony and incur the additional penalty of a $30,000 fine.
White-collar crimes handled at the federal level can incur potentially higher penalties. For instance, tax evasion carries a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual and $500,000 for a corporation. A person or entity found guilty of money laundering could be ordered to pay twice the amount of the money laundered, up to $500,000. Those convicted of bank fraud could face up to $1,000,000 in fines and 30 years in prison.
Aiken & O'Halloran White Collar Legal Counsel
Successful defense against white-collar crime charges requires the assistance of a seasoned criminal defense team. At Aiken & O’Halloran, we have over 50 years of combined experience and have handled thousands of cases. Whether you have been accused of participating in a scheme to defraud, or you are under investigation for suspected involvement in a criminal organization, we have the knowledge and resources to help you mount an aggressive defense against your charges.
As the prosecution team begins to build their case against you, Aiken & O’Halloran can begin formulating a strategic defense plan on your behalf. We have an in-house criminal investigation team that is composed of former law enforcement officers, which greatly aids us in identifying all relevant evidence and determining which defense option is right for your case. Our Fort Myers white-collar crime attorneys have extensive experience as former prosecutors, providing us with an in-depth understanding of how the other side thinks and how to go about formulating a winning strategy.