Economic Crimes

Attorney for Economic Crimes in Palm Beach County, FL
Economic crimes involve a financial loss to individuals, corporations, governments, or entire economies. Many of these investigations involve a team of skilled investigators who prepare the cases for prosecution. Because of the complex nature of these criminal offenses, the investigations are often funneled to a specialized unit.

In some cases, the criminal defense attorney can negotiate a settlement of the civil issues in the case, which might make it more likely a criminal prosecution will not occur.

The attorneys at McLaughlin Morris, P.A. understand these prosecutions and are experienced in representing clients charged with economic and financial crimes throughout Delray Beach and West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, FL. We also represent clients throughout Miami-Dade County and Broward County.

Jeffrey L. Morris, who heads our criminal division, spent six years in the State Attorney’s Office’s Economic Crimes Unit for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, FL. While he prosecuted cases in the ECU, Jeff was dedicated to working on complex financial crime cases. His experience prosecuting these crimes and trial insight can be an asset during this difficult time.

By having an experienced criminal defense attorney involved early in the process, your attorney can provide favorable or exculpatory evidence to the law enforcement officers and prosecutors.  Call us today at (561) 404-0529 to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

We represent clients throughout the Palm Beach area, including Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, as well as in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Call us to discuss your case today.

Information on White Collar Crimes in Miami
Types of Economic Crimes Prosecuted in Florida
Resources for Economic Crimes
Finding a Florida Attorney for Economic Crimes

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Types of Economic Crimes Prosecuted in Florida
Many law enforcement agencies have specialized units that only investigate economic crimes. Likewise, the State Attorney’s Offices in Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade and Broward County funnel these cases to specialized units. The charges usually involve felonies for financial frauds, such as:

Grand Theft;
Organized Fraud;
Crimes Against the Elderly (Exploitation);
Real Estate Frauds / Mortgage Fraud;
Internet or Computer Crimes;
Identity Theft
Credit Card Frauds;
Uttering Forged Documents;
Counterfeit Checks;
Counterfeit Currency;
Political Investigations;
Securities Fraud;
Money Laundering;
RICO Conspiracy;
Extortion / Bribery;
Workers’ Compensation Fraud;
White Collar Crime Victim Protection Act; and

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Resources for Economic Crimes
Florida Attorney General’s Economic Crimes Unit – Economic crimes are often prosecuted by the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General. The Florida Attorney General’s Office investigates a long list of economic violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The division is also responsible for enforcement of the civil provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act. Related offenses include a continuing pattern of certain enumerated illegal activities, such as fraud, identity theft and misleading advertising.

Financial Crimes Unit of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office – The Financial Crimes Unit of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office comprises a sergeant, six detectives and two criminal intelligence analysts. The unit investigates a wide variety of financial and economic crimes occuring throughout Palm Beach County, FL.

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Finding a Florida Attorney for Economic Crimes
If you are under investigation for any economic or financial crime, contact an experienced attorney with McLaughlin Morris, P.A.. Call us to discuss your case before you talk with any law enforcement officer about the facts of the case.

We are experienced with sophisticated and substantial financial crimes prosecuted in state courts throughout Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County, FL. Call us at (561) 404-0529 to talk with an attorney about the specific facts of your case. We can begin your defense today.