Miami Organized Fraud Attorney
Criminal Lawyer Serving South Florida
Florida law is particularly harsh on those who have been accused of fraud-related offenses. Organized fraud is a specific criminal offense in Florida that involves creating a scheme to defraud others of money or property by concealing the identity of the sender and sending a personalized sales message to the victim or victims. Phishing and spoofing may be examples of this, when the sender essentially impersonates a valid company in order to obtain personal and financial information from the victim or victims. In this way, organized fraud may be linked to identity theft as well.
Are you or your company under investigation for organized fraud? Miami criminal defense lawyer Michael Mirer can offer you a free case evaluation, wherein he can review the particular investigation or charges you are facing and determine exactly how to assist you. Organized fraud charges may be extremely serious, and for this reason it is important that you act quickly to retain the services of a competent attorney.
Consequences of Organized Fraud Convictions in Florida
Not only is organized fraud a felony offense in Florida, but it may also be charged in addition to the federal crimes of wire fraud or mail fraud. If you are charged with mail or wire fraud in federal court and a financial institution was targeted or affected by the alleged scheme, you may face up to 30 years in prison and/or fines of up to $1 million. The following penalties may be implemented when organized fraud is charged as a state crime in Florida:
- Up to 30 years or life in prison, and fines of up to $15,000 (if the value of property fraudulently obtained is more than $15,000).
- The victim or victims may also seek financial restitution for their losses.
Consult a Miami Criminal Defense Attorney
For a free consultation regarding your state or federal fraud charges, please contact Miami organized fraud attorney Michael Mirer today.