Orlando White Collar Crime Attorney
Providing the Strong Defense You Need to Protect Your Rights Across Orlando and Seminole County
If you are facing charges for a white collar crime, you cannot afford to be without an aggressive legal advocate on your side. At Z Law Firm, L.L.C., our Orlando white collar crime lawyer works hard for our clients. Backed by over 18 years of trial litigation experience, Attorney Michael Zmijewski has the knowledge and resources to handle your case effectively as you pursue a favorable outcome.
We represent both individuals and corporations accused of fraud and other white collar crimes. Call (407) 315-2888 today to schedule your free consultation.
What Are White Collar Crimes?
White collar crimes are non-violent offenses that an individual or business commits against another person or entity for financial gain. Each offense that falls under the umbrella of “white collar crime” involves some form of deceit, concealment, or violation of trust.
Some crimes revolve around the misrepresentation of a company’s finances. Others pertain to inducing someone to take action based on exaggerating the benefits or minimizing the potential risks involved in an investment opportunity. Still, others include divulging private company information that has not been made public, which will likely affect the value of shares and other company valuations.
At Z Law Firm, L.L.C., we defend against a wide range of white collar charges, including:
- Welfare fraud
- Identity theft
- Money laundering
- Insurance fraud
- Tax evasion
- Insider trading
- Copyright infringement
- Wage theft
White Collar Crime Penalties in Orlando
The consequences of white collar crimes in Florida can be quite severe. These types of offenses can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. The specific penalties imposed depend on the nature of the crime and the dollar value of the money, goods, or services involved. Judges also take into consideration any previous criminal history of the defendant.
Florida’s sentencing guidelines for white collar crimes include:
- First-degree felonies: a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 30 years in prison
- Second-degree felonies: a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison
- Third-degree felonies: a maximum fine of $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison
- First-degree misdemeanors: a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to 1 year in jail
- Second-degree misdemeanors: a maximum fine of $500 and up to 60 days in jail
White collar crime cases usually involve a thorough analysis of a substantial amount of evidence. Often, investigations are carried out for many months before charges are filed. It is crucial to get a skilled criminal defense lawyer early in the process. This can go a long way in protecting your good reputation.
Whatever your specific circumstances, you can count on Z Law Firm, L.L.C. to make sure your rights and freedom are protected throughout the investigation and litigation processes.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Zmijewski understands both sides of the law and how to use that to your advantage. He ensures that the rights of those he represents are protected.