At the federal level, a number of criminal offenses fall into the category of theft-related crimes. Most of these are non-violent crimes typically referred to as “white collar” crimes. Although they are often viewed as less serious offenses by the general public, federal investigators and prosecutors take them very seriously.
At Haas Law, we have extensive experience successfully defending clients accused of federal theft charges. As a former federal prosecutor, Attorney Haas knows the strategies federal attorneys use to investigate and prosecute defendants and uses his knowledge and experience to successfully protect and defend his clients.
Time is of the essence in federal theft cases, so if you are being investigated or have been charged with theft in federal court, do not hesitate to talk with a qualified, experienced federal defense attorney. Haas Law is committed to protecting your rights and your future.
Federal Theft Crimes
Despite the fact that the law does not officially acknowledge the term “white collar crime,” we continue to use the term today to describe financially motivated, non-violent crimes. Many criminal offenses that are typically classified as white-collar crimes are theft-related offenses, such as:
- Bank, insurance, mail, and securities fraud—This includes a wide array of conduct including fraudulent transfers, insider trading, use of them ail for Ponzi schemes, and filing false insurance claims.
- Counterfeiting – This refers to the production of a fake that is then presented as the original and applies to currency, securities, stamps, legal and government documents.
- Embezzlement — This is a type of property theft that occurs when a person who has been trusted to manage or monitor another party’s money or property steals all or some of the money or property.
- Identify theft – This is using someone else’s identifying information for gain (e.g., obtaining credit using someone else’s name and social security number).
Potential Penalties for a Federal Theft Crime Conviction
The potential penalties you face if convicted of a federal theft crime will depend on the unique details of the statute under which you are charged and convicted. The time to prevent a lengthy prison sentence, however, is before you get convicted.
An experienced federal criminal defense attorney may be able to develop a defense strategy that will do just that in your case; however, the longer you wait to consult with an attorney, the more difficult it is to successfully defend against the government’s case.
Get Help from Experienced Orlando Theft Crimes Federal Defense Attorney
If you believe that you are the target of a federal theft crime investigation, or you have already been charged with a theft crime, do not hesitate to consult with an experienced federal defense attorney. Only an experienced federal criminal defense attorney can protect your rights and zealously advocate for you and your defense.
At Haas Law, we have extensive experience defending people accused of violating federal theft crimes statutes. We are committed to using our knowledge of federal investigation and prosecution strategies, skills and experience to defend and protect you and your rights throughout the investigation and prosecution of the government’s case against you.
Call us at 407-755-7675, chat with us online, or submit our online form today. We know that time is of the essence when federal law enforcement authorities are investigating you, so our calls are answered 24 hours a day. Please get the knowledgeable, experienced help you need to successfully protect your rights and aggressively defend you as soon as possible.