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White-Collar Crime

DeLand White-Collar Crime Defense Attorney

White-collar crimes mostly involve illegal financial transactions. These crimes are non-violent, and they do not involve physical force. They generally entail some form of fraud, and the victim can be an individual or an entire organization. Sometimes, there is no direct victim.

A white-collar crime accusation can be terrifying. Most often, the alleged offender has no prior criminal history, and they live an upper-middle-class life. The thought of facing prison can be overwhelming for someone who has spent most of their life safe and comfortable.

At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Our attorneys have over 35 years of professional, legal experience, and we want to use that skill to help you. We have a former prosecutor on our team, and we know the tricks your accusers can use to make you look guilty. 

If you need help with a white-collar criminal defense in DeLand, trust Buckmaster & Ellzey to fight for you. For help, reach out to us online today.

Money Laundering Defense

Money acquired through illegal means is, itself, illegal. Spending this money can result in charges beyond the original crime. For this reason, career criminals find ways to launder their ill-gotten gains, making make the money appear to come from a legitimate source. They “clean” the money.

Money Laundering is a complicated process. Sometimes, the cash is routed through a legitimate, legal business. It is reported as profits, making it appear clean. In other instances, a financial professional creates a complex transactional trail. By routing the money through several different accounts, the money’s origins become difficult to trace. 

If you’ve been accused of money laundering, you face severe penalties in Florida. Moreover, you could be charged as a coconspirator of the original crime, regardless of your involvement with the criminal enterprise. 

When you work in the financial field, you can’t always be certain of your client’s credibility. You could be fooled into thinking they are legitimate businessmen. Simply working for a criminal and handling their money is not the same as laundering. 

Our team may be able to prove your lack of connection to career criminals. We may also be able to untangle any complex transactions you made, revealing that no crime was committed. If you are facing money laundering charges, our office can help defend your innocence in court.

Embezzling Defense

Embezzlement is a form of theft, legally called larceny. It is not the theft of a stranger’s money. Rather, it is a misappropriation of funds. Someone entrusts a financial professional with their money, and that professional keeps it for themselves. 

Embezzlement is often a complex crime, and it is hard for authorities to build proper a case. Often, they employ a financial forensics team to follow the complicated money trails, creating a narrative of fraud and theft.

Because this crime is so complex, money trails are easily misunderstood, and people are falsely accused of embezzlement. What looks like a crime may be far perfectly legal. Allow our team to help unravel the facts of your case, revealing that you did not commit this crime.

Similarly, even the best financial professionals can make a mistake. Perhaps they technically commit embezzlement without realizing it. Criminal allegations based on a technicality can be dismantled in court. We can help explain your situation, and we may be able to prove your lack of intent to commit financial fraud. 

Our team can help fight against many white-collar crime accusations, such as:

  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Pyramid Schemes
  • Advance Fee Fraud
  • Commodities Fraud
  • Market Manipulation
  • Trading Program Fraud
  • Promissory Note Fraud
  • Prime Bank Investment Fraud
  • And more!

For an excellent white-collar crime defense attorney in Volusia County and surrounding areas, trust our firm to help. For a free, no-risk consultation, call (888) 785-6548 or contact us online today.


Why Choose Buckmaster & Ellzey?

  • Client-Focused Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
  • Former State Prosecutor
  • 40+ Years of Collective Experience
  • Dedicated Attorneys