Lakeland White Collar Crime Attorney – Lawyer, providing professional White Collar Crime and other Criminal Defense legal services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City, Tampa; Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk County Florida.
The term White Collar Crime was originally coined by Professor Edward Sutherland in 1949 in his book “White Collar Crime” to identify nonviolent crimes committed by corporations or individuals such as office workers or sales personnel in the course of their business activities. While his intent was to classify crimes committed by the wealthy, over the years the laws pertaining to criminal offenses regarded as white collar crimes has expanded to include many forms of fraud, theft, and illegal deceptive practices which affect individuals, businesses, the government, and the American Public.
White collar crimes, often referred to as “professional crimes” may include, but are not limited to:
- Health Care Fraud;
- Computer / Internet Fraud;
- Welfare Fraud;
- Securities Fraud;
- Insurance Fraud;
- Mortgage Fraud;
- Mail Fraud;
- Wire Fraud;
- Telemarketing Fraud;
- Pharmaceutical Crimes;
- Counterfeiting / Forgery;
- Import / Export Crimes;
As a law firm providing professional white collar crime defense attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City, Tampa; Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk County Florida residents with the defense of white collar crime charges, we utilize our experience to protect the legal rights and freedoms of each of our criminal defense clients in an effort to achieve the best possible resolution when facing white collar crime charges.
If you have have been arrested and/or charged with a white collar crime or other criminal offense, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Lakeland white collar crime defense attorney & lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., at (863) 646-1421 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.
A white collar crime often involves intentional acts of deception through misrepresentation of facts by one or more individuals for the purpose of financial gain, to obtain benefits which they are otherwise not entitled, to deprive others of their property or assets, or to receive other types of privileges, compensation, or services which the accused would not have received if the true facts were disclosed.
Many white collar crimes may also be committed by an omission or purposeful failure to state material facts, which nondisclosure makes other statements misleading. In short, omitting relevant facts is just as liable as manufacturing facts which are untrue.
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction for a white collar crime they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally and knowingly committed the crime (or crimes) you are being tried for. We will put every piece of evidence under a microscope, as well as the actions of law enforcement as they pertain to your case in an effort to prove your innocence or show the jury and/or judge that reasonable doubt of your guilt does in fact exist.
When facing white collar crime charges, let your voice be heard. Contact the Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., by calling (863) 646-1421.
The Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., aggressively defends the legal rights of those arrested or charged with a white collar crime or other criminal offense in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City, Tampa; Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk County Florida.