At the Law Offices of Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A., in Miami, Florida, our experienced attorneys provide full service securities fraud defense representation to individuals throughout Miami, and Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. We have comprehensive trial experience defending people accused and arrested for an array of criminal offenses. We are always accessible and prepared to represent fight for the rights of people throughout Florida including Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Hollywood, Orlando, Miramar, Daytona Beach, West Palm Beach and Jupiter.
Securities fraud refers to several clear categories of criminal violations of 15 U.S.C. § 77 & 78 infraction of federal law as it pertains to applicable statutes include acts such as:
- Insider trading
- Selling or buying securities that have not been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission
- Knowingly and willfully manufacturing false affirmations or omissions of fact in papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
- Engaging in interstate correspondence with potential buyers of securities, where such transmissions employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud, or contain false statements or omissions of fact calculated to mislead.
Much like other forms of fraud, Securities fraud tries to bring about a desired result through deception, trickery, concealment, and/or dishonesty. Securities fraud is a very serious offense that generally carries both criminal and civil retribution. A person who has never been arrested or convicted may receive a exuberant prison term when obtaining their first conviction of securities fraud. The government has moved toward increasing the duration of prison sentences for securities fraud. To make matters more tenuous the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) can and will investigate and impose civil fines against any corporation or individuals they suspect of securities fraud.
If you are undergoing an SEC investigation or if you have been indicted with securities fraud or, you need an experienced, aggressive lawyer versed in securities law as well as criminal defense. At the Law Offices of Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A., we have the knowledge and legal expertise in criminal law and securities you require in order to effectively defend your securities fraud claim. Contact Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A. in order to get the representation you need.
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