Business Fraud Lawyers
If you or your business has been charged with business fraud you will be, in most cases, faced with defending yourself against the powerful resources of government agencies. Public opinion in recent years has swayed lawmakers to pass legislation that has established many more legal pitfalls for business and many missteps that in the past were just handled administratively in paperwork resolutions are now being aggressively prosecuted as crimes. Several new agencies have been set up to specifically pursue business violations and some of these agencies are dependent upon the huge fines and confiscations that they win in prosecutions to help them fund themselves.
The United States government is one of the largest prosecutors of business fraud charges in the world. Keeping track of every business practice is a daunting task, and it is not uncommon for a business owner to discover that they are the target of a business fraud investigation. Common forms of business fraud include:
- Accounting fraud
- Auditing fraud
- Bank fraud
- Insider Trading
Federal agencies such as the SEC, FBI, IRS, and the FTC can all bring charges of business fraud against any type of corporate entity. The laws that regulate this area of commerce are exceedingly complex, and not every lawyer is equipped to understand the different approaches the government or other agencies will take in order to secure a conviction. The simple truth is that if your business, your finances, or your freedom are at stake, you need to have the best defense possible to protect your assets. Contact a criminal defense lawyer today!