Briefcase full of moneyIn a tough economy, it may be difficult to resist the urge to take advantage of the unsuspecting. White collar crimes and crimes such as embezzlement are those types of crimes that are committed for financial gain. And while these types of acts usually make for good stories and Hollywood screenplays, in real life the long term effects of conviction can be devastating. AT the Ferraro Law Group we offer seasoned advice for those facing charges of white collar crimes.

A recent article chronicled a common white collar crime; the Ponzi scheme. In the case of Kim Rothstein, we saw:

● A prison sentence handed down.

● An end to the bankruptcy of former business associates of Rothsetin.

● Payment by Rothstein’s bank of over $500 million with regard to the Ponzi scheme

These types of crimes are prosecuted by the state or federal government, and often times include surveillance and long standing investigations. The government has seemingly unlimited funds at their disposal to prosecute these cases, and will launch an investigation to gather evidence to make sure their case is solid. Being the target of an investigation is stressful and disruptive to your life. Take action to maintain some semblance of normalcy in your life by consulting an excellent defense attorney. A defense attorney will be the point of contact for any investigators, freeing up your time to focus on work and life responsibilities.

If you believe you are the subject of an investigation, or have been charged with a white collar crime, it is crucial to act quickly. Call a criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for more information. Safeguard your future by scheduling an appointment with one of our qualified attorneys today.