West Palm Beach Financial Crime Attorney
Financial crimes may not involve the threat of physical violence. But they can still do significant economic damage. This is precisely why the U.S. government and the State of Florida continue to devote significant resources to the investigation and prosecution of economic crimes like fraud, embezzlement, and racketeering.
Unfortunately, many of the laws governing financial crimes are so broad in their scope, innocent people often get up in the dragnet. It is far too easy for someone to find themselves charged with conspiracy or obstruction of justice in connection with a financial crime they knew nothing about. This is why it is critical to seek legal advice from a qualified West Palm Beach financial crimes attorney whenever you are the target of a government investigation.
The West Palm Beach financial crime attorneys at the Skier Law Firm defend individuals from all walks of life who are facing years–and potentially decades–in prison for alleged financial crimes. While no attorney can guarantee a “not guilty” verdict, we will make every effort to obtain a favorable outcome in your case. We understand the complex nature of financial crimes prosecutions, and we will make sure you receive a vigorous defense in the courtroom.
What Types of Financial Crimes Can I Be Charged With?
Financial crimes encompass a wide range of offenses under federal and state law. Most financial crimes involve some type of fraud. Oftentimes they require complex skill and the assistance of multiple individuals. Here are some of the more common financial crimes we handle at the Skier Law Firm:
- Bank fraud
- Conspiracy to defraud
- Credit card fraud
- Health care fraud
- Kickback schemes
- Mail fraud
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Money laundering
- Obstruction of justice
- Racketeering (RICO)
- Wire fraud
Regardless of the specific charges, the important thing to remember is that the burden is on the prosecution to prove you committed a crime–not for you to demonstrate your innocence. We find that in many financial crimes cases the government’s evidence is not as strong as it may first appear. This is why it is critical to work with a criminal defense attorney who will engage the prosecution at the earliest stages of a case. At the Skier Law Firm, we will carefully scrutinize all of the evidence against you and provide you with an honest assessment of your chances at trial.
Contact the Skier Law Firm Today If You Have Been Targeted as Part of a Financial Crimes Investigation
Many people wait until they have been arrested to contact a lawyer. This is usually a mistake, especially in financial crimes cases. In many investigations, prosecutors will contact you as a potential witness or co-conspirator. This is when you should speak with a qualified West Palm Beach financial crimes attorney. Never assume that a district attorney or an assistant U.S. attorney “just wants to chat” with you. If prosecutors want to talk to you at all, you may be a criminal suspect, which means you need to act quickly to assert your constitutional and legal rights.
Contact the Skier Law Firm today to schedule an initial consultation so we can sit down and review your case.