White Collar Crime

Areas of Practice > White Collar Offenses

White collar crime is defined as non-violent criminal acts designed to achieve financial gain through some form of illegal means.

These crimes are often associated with business persons and government actors. These crimes are real, the punishment can be excessive, and they usually draw special attention from the media, government, and law enforcement agencies. White collar offenses often require some level of specialized knowledge, skill or expertise in order to be committed.

Even though white collar crimes do not involve violence, they are still very serious. These offenses are becoming increasingly rampant. The criminal justice system punishes white collar crimes severely. White collar crimes are prosecuted by both the state and federal governments. Florida’s White Collar Crime Victim Prevention Act mandates heavier penalties than those imposed by federal laws for some crimes. Florida defines white collar crime in part as, “nonviolent frauds and swindles, frequently through the use of the Internet and other electronic technology and frequently causing the loss of substantial amounts of property.” Therefore, if you, or someone you know is charged with a White Collar Crime, it is extremely important to get help from experienced attorneys such as Anthony Bruno & Peter Schoenthal.

White Collar Offenses

  • Organized Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Corruption
  • Money Laundering
  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Computer or Internet Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Identity Theft
  • Uttering False Checks
  • False Financial Statements

Accused of a White Collar Offense?

You need a reliable defense lawyer who will stand up for your rights and protect your freedom. At Bruno & Schoenthal, we have the knowledge and experience to fight for you.

Our Approach

At Bruno & Schoenthal, we believe that representing clients begins and ends with total preparation.

We also believe that trial is often your best course of action. By preparing a case for trial from the beginning, you leave no stone unturned. When you approach a case this way you often find facts or defenses that can lead to your charges being dismissed or allow you to have a stronger position when negotiating with the government. If you or your attorney is unprepared, there’s no way you can expect a positive outcome in court. That’s why when we approach a case, our first step is to begin fully preparing for trial so you get a complete representation. Unlike other firms who assign a single lawyer to each client, we work together on every single case and we believe in a client-centered approach. This means you will get the benefit of our combined experience and problem solving skills.

By working together, we can develop strategies and initiatives that will help us be successful in court.


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