We are uniquely qualified to handle the defense of white collar crime.

As Attorney Robert Eckard is a former State Prosecutor and is a Board Certified expert in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar.

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Palm Harbor White Collar Attorney

In today’s business environment, business and crime often intersect. A legitimate business decision should not result in a criminal indictment. That’s why we at the Law Office of Robert Eckard make it our mission to help clients faced with white collar crimes.

 

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are illegal acts characterized by deception and fraud committed by professionals, like businessmen and government officials or employees. The main elements of white collar crimes are the deceit and concealment involved in pulling it off.

There should also be a violation of trust involved but without the presence of threat or physical violence.

There are many examples of white collar crime. It could be an office secretary diverting company funds into their private accounts, or it could be a local government official making under-the-table deals to get more money out of an office transaction. It can also be as straightforward as taking a bribe, such as money or property, in exchange for services.

Here’s a list of white collar crimes:

  • Crimes of Theft – bankruptcy and insurance fraud, money laundering, identity theft, blackmail, medical crimes, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, Ponzi schemes, accounting, etc.
  • Crimes Against Public Administration – bribery, official misconduct, obstruction of justice, perjury.
  • Regulatory Offenses – unfair trade practices, tax evasion, campaign and election-related crime, environmental, labor, and manufacturing violations.

White Collar Crime Punishment

White collar crime punishments can vary depending on the severity of the crime. This may include fines and probation, and/or may even include jail sentences.

Typically, victims of white collar crimes can be awarded restitution or compensation for losses incurred because of the crime.

Legal Representation 

A Palm Harbor White-Collar Crime Attorney can help in your defense if you ever find yourself faced with a white collar crime lawsuit. A Florida White-Collar Crime Attorney from Robert Eckard Law has the knowledge and experience handling federal court-level crimes, such as white collar crimes.

The sooner you consult with us, the better we can prepare and help with your defense. Give us a call today to get started.

 

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What Our Clients Say

Drew was excellent. Did what we needed to do. Was very professional and is a class act.

I wanted to thank you for supporting and believing in me all these years, Robert! You have definitely been an inspiration in my life and I appreciate you so very much!

Rob, I cant thank you enough for putting my mind at ease & taking time out of your day to handle my ticket. You’re a boss!

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness Mr Eckard and his staff swiftly resolved my issue without much back and forth and was communicating with me throughout the entire process. I was not sure what to expect as I never needed services but the outcome was great. More importantly the treatment and communication was exceptional-I would have no reservation to use this office in the future!

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