Daytona Beach White Collar Crime Attorney
Experienced Defense Against White Collar Crime Charges in Volusia County
A white collar crime refers to a non-violent crime of fraud or deception, such as credit card fraud, extortion, bank fraud, welfare fraud, and embezzlement. Some white collar crimes are extremely sophisticated and use intricate schemes to illegally take possession of another person's property.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, immediately contact a Daytona Beach white collar crimes defense attorney for sound legal advice regarding your situation. A competent lawyer can review your case and explain your legal options as well as possible defense strategies.
Buckmaster & Ellzey is an experienced criminal defense firm that can provide the qualified representation needed in a white collar crime case. We know how prosecutors will build their case against you and the tactics they will use if there is a trial. Our firm will quickly get to work looking for flaws in police procedures and other aspects of the case that can be used to reduce your charges or result in a case dismissal or acquittal.
Types of White Collar Crimes
In the state of Florida, white-collar crimes encompass a wide range of non-violent offenses generally perpetrated in a business or professional setting. Some common types of white-collar crimes in Florida include:
- Social security fraud
- Welfare fraud
- Workers' compensation fraud
- Money laundering
- Securities fraud
What are the Penalties For White Collar Crimes in Florida?
A white collar crime can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances of the case, such as the amount of property taken, the value of the property, the number of people involved in the crime, and the defendant's criminal history. Many white collar offenses are also federal crimes.
A conviction in a white collar crime case can result in imprisonment, fines, and restitution. Our firm will aggressively defend your rights and competently challenge the prosecution's evidence. We have many years of experience in successfully representing clients in Daytona Beach.
How to Defend Against White Collar Crimes
In Florida, there are several defenses that individuals accused of white-collar crimes can employ. Some common defenses against white-collar crimes include:
- Lack of Intent: If the accused can indicate that they did not have the intention to commit the crime or were unaware of any illegal activity, it could serve as a defense.
- Lack of Evidence: Challenging the evidence against you is a common defense strategy. This may involve questioning the validity or admissibility of evidence, highlighting flaws in the investigation process, or demonstrating inconsistencies or insufficiencies in the prosecution's case.
- Entrapment: If the defendant can show that they were induced or coerced by police into executing the crime they would not have otherwise committed, an entrapment defense may be applicable.
- Duress: If the accused can prove that they were compelled to commit the crime under immediate threat or coercion, it could be possible to raise a defense of duress.
- Mistaken Identity: In cases where there may be mistaken identity or misidentification, the defense can provide evidence that the individual accused was not involved in the alleged crime and that there has been a mix-up in identification.
- Lack of Evidence of Specific Elements: A defense strategy can focus on challenging the prosecution's ability to meet these elements and revealing that there is insufficient evidence to establish guilt.
- Constitutional Violations: If there were violations of constitutional rights during the investigation or arrest, such as illegal searches or seizures could be raised as a defense.
Remember, the success of a defense strategy depends on the specific circumstances surrounding the case. It is crucial to consult with our Daytona Beach white collar crime attorney, who can evaluate your situation, provide appropriate legal advice, and guide you through the defense process.
Contact Our Daytona Beach White Collar Crime Lawyer Today
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we understand the complexity and severity of these matters and provide personalized legal solutions tailored to your unique circumstances. Our Daytona Beach white collar crime lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights and advocating for your best interests throughout the legal process. Whether you are dealing with allegations of fraud, embezzlement, insider trading, or any other white-collar offense, we have the knowledge and experience to navigate the intricacies of your case. Don't face the complexities of white-collar crime charges alone. Our team at Buckmaster & Ellzey will thoroughly analyze the details of your situation, explore all available options, and strive to reach the most favorable outcome possible.
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