When Florida residents are charged with a crime, it can be a shock to the system. After all, the vast majority of Americans are law-abiding citizens who will never have any interaction with the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, dozens of people are arrested in the Pensacola area every day. However, it is the people who are arrested for white collar crimes, such as tax fraud, who may be facing the most concern.
Law enforcement investigations into allegations of white collar crimes usually take a bit of time - these arrests aren't made at traffic stops or chance encounters with police officers. When an arrest is made in a white collar crime case, most of the investigation has probably been completed already. The arrest is the culmination of the investigation.
This is why Florida residents who are arrested for white collar crime charges cannot waste any time in beginning to plan a criminal defense strategy. The deck is already stacked against the individuals who find themselves in this type of situation, so it is important to have the case evaluated for any and all possible means of defense.
At our law firm, we know that Florida residents who are arrested are facing uncertain times ahead. A criminal trial may be needed, or defendants may want to engage in plea negotiations with the prosecution. Whatever the case, we work diligently with our clients in an effort to ensure that we can fight for the best possible resolution to the case. For more information, please visit the criminal defense section of our law firm's website.