Financial Crime Attorneys in Vero Beach

Servicing Indian River/ St. Lucie/ Brevard/ Okeechobee and Martin counties

Many times, penalties in financial crime cases increase based upon the amount of money alleged to have been misappropriated. Also, the age of the alleged victim can result in minimum mandatory penalties being imposed in certain cases. Should the State be able to prove the allegations, the payment of restitution can be a key factor in determining one’s sentence. Financial investigations may require the retention of forensic accounting experts to assist in a defense. The lawyers at Green & Metcalf work everyday with forensic accountants in both criminal law and family law matters.

What You Need to Know About Financial Crimes in Florida

Financial crimes are considered “crimes of moral turpitude.” As such, if convicted these charges can be used in future cases to attack your credibility as a witness or if you are the accused. Some commonly prosecuted financial crimes include but are not limited to grand theft, wire fraud, embezzlement, worker’s compensation fraud, welfare fraud, insurance fraud, worthless check, criminal misuse of personal identification, counterfeit currency crimes and credit card theft. Depending on the amount of the alleged theft, a defendant can face anywhere from a probationary sentence to 30 years in prison.

Andrew B. Metcalf

“A conviction for a financial crime can ruin a person’s life. If convicted your record can never be sealed or expunged. Additionally, financial/theft crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude and can make it nearly impossible to obtain certain licenses and/or employment. Many times, law enforcement “over-charge” defendants in these cases. The accused many times will be aware they are under investigation prior to being arrested. It is important the accused consult an experienced attorney prior to sitting down with an investigator and giving any statement. Law enforcement will always throw a wide net and may not fully understand what they have in front of them when it comes to financial records and documents. They may not care if you have received permission or the appointment to access other’s funds.”

Green & Metcalf – Attorneys at Law

  • Readers’ Choice Award: Best Lawyer/Law Firm - Hometown News, Indian River County
  • Perfect “10” AVVO rating
  • “Preeminent” Peer Review Rating for Ethics and Legal Ability - Martindale Hubbell
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers
  • Serving the Treasure Coast since 1975
  • Past President – Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President – Indian River County Bar Association
  • Staff and attorneys available 24/7
  • Aggressive, competent, compassionate, discreet

Call 772-569-1001 to Schedule a Free Consultation in Vero Beach

Please call the law offices of Green & Metcalf to schedule your free consultation in Vero Beach and learn how our attorneys can assist you. You can count on us for aggressive representation and accessibility when you need it the most.