White Collar Crimes Defense Attorney in West Palm Beach
If you have been accused of committing a white collar crime, you should find legal counsel immediately. White collar crimes are not to be taken lightly, as penalties could range from a small fine to life in prison, depending on the facts of your case. Attorney Nellie L. King works one-on-one with each of her clients to develop a personalized defense strategy framed around the circumstances of their case, which will be particularly important for a white collar crime charge.
What Are White Collar Crimes?
A white collar crime refers to a non-violent economical or corporate crime for financial gain, usually committed in the business world. Common types of white collar crimes include:
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Insurance fraud
- Investment schemes (Ponzi schemes, insider trading)
- Medicaid fraud
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
- Welfare fraud
To convict someone of a white collar crime, the prosecution must prove without any shred of doubt that the defendant:
- Intentionally, willingly, and fraudulently possessed property or personal information related to the accuser
- Was fully aware of the existence of this information beforehand
- Obtained this information without receiving the permission of the accuser
Penalties for White Collar Crimes
Florida’s penalties for white collar crimes can be severe, depending on the nature of the crime and amount of money involved. If a crime is considered minor, it may be charged as a misdemeanor. However, if the crime is more complicated and involves large amounts of money, it can be tried as a felony.
Misdemeanor penalties may include fines of anywhere between $500 and $1,000, as well as between 3 months to 1 year of jail time, based on whether you have been charged with a second-degree or first-degree misdemeanor.
Penalties for felony convictions, on the other hand, could vary depending on the charge. Third degree felonies yield up to $5,000 in fines and 5 years in jail; second degree felony charges can carry up to 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine; and first-degree felony charges may call for up to $10,000 in fines and a sentence of 30 years to life in prison.
A West Palm Beach Defense Attorney Fighting Your White Collar Crime Charge
White collar crime charges can be complex. Depending on the nature of the allegations against you, it is quite possible that you might only be subject to a minor misdemeanor. This is where a good criminal defense attorney comes in. Attorney Nellie L. King takes a personalized approach to each of her clients’ cases so she can create a strong defense for their specific circumstances. Whether you seek to clear your name or reduce the terms of your penalties, you will need an experienced and tenacious defense attorney like Nellie L. King to defend your rights.
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Nellie brings power and grace. She is the velvet hammer.- Leigh D. Hagan (Ph.D. Board-Certified Forensic Psychologist)
She is a true leader and one of the fiercest advocates in the legal profession.- Jessica Yeary (Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer & Public Defender Elect, Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit)
Nellie is a DEFENDER!- Joe Guastaferro (Nationally Recognized Trial Consultant and Jury Selection Specialist)
A top-notch fighter who will protect their legal rights.- Charles Mittelstadt (Criminal Defense Investigator)