Orlando Securities Fraud Lawyer
Making money on the stock market and other financial trades takes a certain level of skill, education, and luck. While some people can make a living as a successful trader, others rely on illegal acts, tips, and transactions. Florida securities fraud laws are meant to protect investors but they sometimes can cause legitimate traders to be accused of unlawful activity for personal and professional gain. If you have been accused of committing securities fraud in Florida, you need the Orlando securities fraud lawyers at the O’Mara Law Group. We are board-certified criminal defense attorneys with over 35 years of experience defending clients against serious charges of wrongdoing.
Common Types of Securities Fraud
According to Florida law, a person commits securities fraud if they, in connection to rendering financial advice or in the offer, sale, or purchase of any securities, directly or indirectly, either employ any device or scheme meant to defraud investors, obtain money or property by means of an untrue statement or material fact or omission, engage in any transaction, practice or course of business that operates as a fraud, or knowingly and willfully falsify or conceal a material fact or make a fraudulent statement. Some of the most common types of securities fraud charged in Florida includes the following:
- Insider trading
- High yield investment fraud
- Ponzi schemes
- Pyramid schemes
- Advance fee schemes
- Foreign currency fraud
- Manipulating stock prices
- Broker embezzlement
- Late day trading
- Hedge fund fraud
- Misstatements on financial reports
- Lying to corporate auditors
Securities fraud in Florida is usually considered a felony of the third degree. This includes penalties of up to five years in prison and a fine up to $5,000 for each charge.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Even the accusation of securities fraud can derail your professional career and destroy your reputation. Because of this, it is vitally important that you secure an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you suspect that you will be accused of any type of securities fraud to begin building the best possible defense for your case. A lawyer will speak to prosecutors and authorities to determine the extent of the charges being leveled against you. An attorney will also be present during all discussions with authorities to ensure that you make no statements against your best interests.
If charged, a lawyer will represent your legal interests during arraignment, bail, and all pretrial hearings in addition to arguing your defense through the course of the trial. At the O’Mara Law Group, our national reputation for top tier criminal defense promises zealous advocacy on your behalf and communication throughout the course of your case so you know what is happening every step of the way.
Call Us Now
Our criminal defense attorneys at the O’Mara Law Group in Orlando are top rated on Avvo, Martindale Hubbell, and other attorney rankings for their skill and are prepared to defend your securities fraud case. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free review of your case. We promise an honest assessment of your situation, outline the steps of your case, your legal options, and the possible outcomes of your case.