Winter Park White Collar Crime Attorney
In the last decade, Florida and federal authorities have started cracking down on white collar crime and civil matters like never before. All too often this means that well-meaning business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, and employees can get caught up in a government investigation and made to pay for the poor decisions of others. And prosecutors may just want to set an example of an individual or business to show the press and public, rather than take on the real wrongdoers.
At Cotter & Zelman, P.A., we won’t let law enforcement and prosecutors shift the blame on you without a fight. We are former prosecutors with decades of experience in defending Florida individuals and businesses against white collar charges, and we will bring our range of experience and skills to bear in defending your reputation, business, and freedom.
Former Prosecutors Representing You in Your White Collar Case
The Winter Park white collar crimes attorneys of Cotter & Zelman, P.A., have significant experience in defending the rights of Florida individuals and businesses in the following types of white collar investigations and prosecutions:
- Securities Fraud
- Corporate Fraud
- Real Estate and Foreclosure Fraud
- Bribery and Corruption (including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)
- Health Care Fraud
- Bankruptcy Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Money Laundering
State and federal white collar criminal laws are written in such a way as to make it easy for prosecutors to go after parties who may never have intended to commit a crime under the theory that the party encouraged or facilitated another’s crime. Thus, while another person may have committed a bad act and avoided liability, the government may come looking to you to answer for it. We won’t let the government intimidate you into taking the fall for another’s acts or a business deal gone south, and will put the full force of our firm behind your defense.
The Risks of Going It Alone in a White Collar Matter
It can be tempting to hope that a white collar investigation just goes away on its own, and you may be worried that hiring a lawyer will send a signal of guilt. Government officials, employers, business partners, and others may even try to discourage you from retaining a lawyer to represent you. But it is your constitutional right to be represented by an attorney, and only an attorney retained to represent you specifically will be looking out for your interests, and doing everything that is necessary to fight for your freedom and rights while examining the evidence and putting forth your best arguments for innocence.
The odds may seem stacked against you in a white collar matter, as state and federal authorities may spend months and even years building a case against you. But remember, government prosecutors have a high bar to prove a white collar criminal or civil case against you, and at Cotter & Zelman, P.A., we will force them to play by the rules and respect your rights. We have worked to dismiss white collar cases, win not guilty verdicts, and close investigations, and we will do everything we can to achieve the same results for you.
Contact Our Winter Park White Collar Crime Attorneys
If you are under investigation or have been charged with a white collar crime, contact Cotter & Zelman, P.A., for professional assistance in defending your rights, property, and freedom. Contact us at 407-629-4711 to schedule a free consultation.