Federal offenses that are motivated by financial gain and involve some sort of deceit are collectively known as white-collar crimes. White-collar crimes are not violent cases, but neither are they victimless. Regardless of the type of white-collar criminal charge being brought against you, it is imperative that you secure a qualified and skilled Miami federal white-collar crime lawyer to represent you in your case.
Michael J. Rosen, P.A., has been handling federal criminal defense cases for nearly 50 years, with a strong emphasis on handling white-collar investigations and trials. He and his team believe that the truest mark of a good criminal defense lawyer lies in winning the case before the trial ever occurs. By dedicating undivided attention and focus to a small number of cases, Michael J. Rosen, P.A., has maintained an extremely high success rate over the last nearly 50 years of practice.
Focusing on pre-indictment investigations, trial preparation, and a strong defense strategy at trial, we continue to provide personalized legal services for those accused of fraud or other white-collar crimes in Miami and its surrounding areas.
Misrepresentation, theft, and cheating others out of their hard-earned assets represent serious offenses that carry severe penalties if convicted. If you have been accused of a federal white-collar crime, it is imperative that you partner with an attorney willing to challenge the government’s allegations in your case. Reach out for a consultation, and let the team at Michael J. Rosen, P.A., represent you in your case.
The term “white collar” refers to the type of clothing typically worn by business professionals in the economic market space at the time the phrase was coined in the 1930s. It encompasses a wide range of criminal offenses that intentionally utilize some form of deceit or misrepresentation for the purpose of financial gain.
Given the nature of the offenses being committed, white-collar cases often involve multiple defendants and other complicating factors, which can make them difficult to bring to prosecution. These cases are often multi-faceted, spanning several years – if not decades – of continued federal violations. Despite being non-violent crimes in most cases, federal courts will generally impose severe penalties on those who are convicted of white-collar crimes.
The following are the most common types of white-collar crimes:
All white-collar crimes involve violating the trust of others to achieve ill-gotten financial gain. These crimes are taken seriously by the government and tend to be prosecuted at the federal level. No matter what particular kind of white-collar crime allegations you may be facing, it is wise to seek the knowledge and experience of a skilled and qualified criminal defense attorney.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is primarily responsible for enforcing legislation related to white-collar offenses. It regularly performs investigations into alleged fraud and other related crimes. Because the nature of these crimes is financial, either the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will often get involved in the investigations as well, ensuring that no economic violations are committed by individuals, organizations, or groups.
Depending on the severity of the offense and the details of the case, either state officials, federal officials, or both state and federal officials will be responsible for prosecuting it. The burden of demonstrating proof of wrongdoing lies in the prosecuting attorney, usually with the Department of Justice, who must prove that you committed the given crime beyond any reasonable doubt.
The Department of Justice, who will likely be responsible for prosecution in your case, will be diligent in attempting to bring a strong case against you. It is imperative that you partner with a criminal defense attorney who is more than equally strong to defend your case. Your attorney is responsible for preparing and implementing a defense strategy tailored to the specific needs of your case.
With the right attorney, you may be able to avoid ever going to trial. The following represent some of the key strategies used to challenge the claims made against you:
When prosecuting white-collar crimes, prosecutors are often working from an advantage, using a plethora of resources available to make a case against you. It is equally important, therefore, that you work with an attorney with significant experience and a strong background in successful cases. They can develop a strategy to defend your case and secure the most favorable outcome.
Fraud, which accounts for more than 60% of all white-collar crimes, has many different applications across various markets. However, all cases of fraud involve presenting false or misleading information for the purpose of obtaining illicit financial gain. The following represent some of the most common forms in which fraud takes:
The complex nature of these types of crimes requires that you speak with a skilled attorney who can walk you through your charges. Michael J. Rosen, P.A., has been representing clients accused of fraud and other white-collar crimes for nearly five decades. We understand what it takes to pursue the most favorable outcome for clients facing any charge.
A: A crime is classified as “white-collar” when it is financially motivated and is not directly violent. White-collar crimes can be committed by individuals, businesses, or government professionals and include various forms of fraud, corruption, and extortion.
These types of crimes generally include some form of deceit or concealment for the purpose of obtaining money, gaining a material advantage, or avoiding loss. The term “white collar” refers to the type of dress worn by those in the financial sector.
A: White-collar crimes are some of the most difficult crimes to detect, prosecute, or prove. The nature of the crimes tends to add confusion and complexity to each case, typically because those who commit them will typically go out of their way to conceal their activities. Much of the evidence presented in these cases is circumstantial and is at risk of being thrown out. White-collar crimes involve high sums of value, multiple defendants, and actions spanning long periods of time.
A: White-collar crimes are investigated by state authorities and federal agencies, such as the SEC, IRS, and the FBI. Agencies will commonly work together to investigate alleged white-collar crimes, which are most often prosecuted at a federal level.
White-collar crimes that reach a conviction are generally penalized with prison time, heavy fines, and restitution for any economic gains obtained through the illegal actions. One of the more difficult facts for the prosecution to establish is whether the defendant had intent.
A: The most common type of white-collar crime committed is fraud, which encompasses many specific crimes, such as:
All white-collar crimes tend to include some kind of deception, but fraud involves obtaining financial gain through false representation. The key legal point is that the misrepresentation or false promise was made intentionally and knowingly to purposely mislead others. The next most common white-collar crimes are embezzlement and extortion.
If you have been accused of committing a white-collar crime in Miami, the most important move you can make is to secure a reliable and trustworthy attorney to represent you in your case. The right attorney can make a profound difference to your case, affecting the rest of your life.
Michael J. Rosen, P.A., offers comprehensive legal knowledge, decades of experience in successfully handling difficult cases, and undivided focus and attention. Contact our office today to begin establishing a full and fair defense in your federal case.
“Ultimately, trial preparation and defense is what we do.” – Michael J. Rosen.
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