The term “white collar crime” is used to refer to crimes typically committed for financial gain without the use of violence. This broad definition encompasses a variety of activities, including both street corner shell games and intricate multi-national securities fraud activities. However, our white collar crime practice primarily serves doctors, accountants, financial officers, government agents, entrepreneurs, business owners and other traditional “white collar” workers. We are available to represent people in and around the cities of Florida including Orlando, Kissimmee and surrounding counties.
Investigations of financial crimes often take years and involve the examination of complex banks of information. If you have had any inquiries or communications that may be indications you are under suspicion or investigation in connection with a crime, it is critical that you engage legal counsel immediately to avoid making mistakes that could later be used to build a case against you.
In talking to the authorities without an attorney, a person risks:
- Giving an incorrect answer due to an honest lapse of memory
- Miscommunication resulting from either the person’s or officer’s misunderstanding of the questions or answers.
- Intentional misrepresentation of the person’s statement by the officer.
Any one of these events may adversely affect the person under investigation by increasing the likelihood of authorities filing criminal charges and obtaining an indictment. Serious crimes, including white collar crimes, involve a bad intent on the part of the defendant. One of the major ways the prosecution proves bad intent is through statements given during interviews which are claimed to be admissions or lies.
The David Chico Law Group has the training and experience needed to successfully defend clients in Florida, circuit and appellate courts, and U.S. federal district courts and federal courts of appeals. It is important to have an attorney as soon as possible when under investigation. Our attorneys vigorously defend the rights of clients to prevent investigations from resulting in arrests and to defend criminal charges if filed. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation with a lawyer.
Our firm will investigate charges, prepare a defense, and represent clients in financial crimes cases involving:
- Banking Fraud
- Bribery / Extortion
- Computer Fraud / Computer Hacking
- Credit Card Fraud
- Income Tax Evasion
- Insider Trading
- Insurance Fraud
- Investment / Securities Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- False Statements on Mortgage Loan Application
- Over billing / Medicare Fraud
- RICO / Racketeering
- Wire Fraud