White-Collar Crimes Attorney Builds a Strong Defense for You in Orlando

Defending those accused of fraud, embezzlement and other business sector offenses

Facing criminal prosecution for a white-collar crime can be a terrifying experience, especially if your case is being handled in the federal courts. McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. provides clients accused of committing many different types of white-collar crimes with competent and personalized counsel. Our dedicated legal team relies on innovative methods to protect your rights and to develop a strategy to refute the prosecution’s case. As a former prosecutor, attorney Neil T. McShane knows exactly how white-collar crimes are prosecuted.

What is a white-collar crime?

Generally, a white-collar crime is an offense that occurs in the business sector. Most white-collar crimes involve some level of deceit or fraud to acquire assets or property of value. Depending on the circumstances of your case and the exact crime you are accused of committing, your case in Orlando may be handled on the state or federal level. Some examples of white-collar crimes that criminal defense attorney Neal T. McShane has handled in the past include:

  • Identity theft — Stealing another person’s identity can be accomplished in many ways. Most often, it involves using a computer. If you are arrested for identify fraud and you used a computer, you may face multiple criminal charges — those for the act of identity fraud and those associated with unlawful use of a computer. In the state of Florida, identity theft is a felony in the third degree.
  • Bribery — Bribery occurs when a person offers, gives or solicits goods, money or services in order to influence the actions of another, usually a person in public office. If you’re arrested for bribery, you’re facing second-degree felony charges.
  • Credit card fraud — Credit card fraud is the act of taking someone else’s credit card or credit card information without consent and using it to remove funds or purchase merchandise. Depending on the amount of money you are accused of defrauding, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony.
  • Writing worthless checks — Under Florida Statute 832.05, no one may write a check knowing that funds in the account are insufficient to cover it. Writing a worthless check is a first-degree misdemeanor offense.

Embezzlement

In Florida, the crime of embezzlement is punishable as a misdemeanor or felony based on the amount of money stolen. People who are entrusted to look after funds or items of value and then take some or all of the goods or money they are tasked with guarding commit embezzlement. If you embezzle between $100 and $300, you’re facing first-degree misdemeanor charges. However, if the amount you are accused of embezzling is more than $300 but less than $20,000 or you embezzle the following types of property, you may be charged with a felony in the third degree:

  • Will or other testamentary instrument
  • Firearm of any value
  • Commercially farmed animal
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Any amount of citrus fruit consisting of 2,000 or more pieces
  • Any stop sign or any controlled substance (illegal drug)

Choose a knowledgeable white-collar defense legal team in Orange County, FL

White-collar crime cases are often investigated for weeks, months and longer before arrests are made. If you believe you are a suspect in a fraud case, contact us at McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. online or call 407.648.1500 to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm. Se habla español.