White Collar Crimes2018-11-27T12:43:47-05:00

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White Collar Crimes

A White Collar Crime is a catch-all term for an offense that is considered more sophisticated, planned and done without violence. White collar crimes are theft crimes involving deception, fraud and embezzlement. These offenses frequently involve businesses, real estate, investments or the elderly.

Experienced Legal Advice for White Collar Crimes in Pinellas County

Sean McQuaid has a track-record of successfully defending White Collar Crime accusations for over 19 years. Mr. McQuaid is a named partner at Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A., which for 60 years has been providing the Tampa Bay area with exceptional legal assistance. Mr. McQuaid is highly respected by the State and the Judges at the Pinellas Justice Center and has received a perfect ranking from numerous review sources from his peers, the judges he practices in front of and his clients and their families.

If you are facing charges for a White Collar Crime, please contact Sean McQuaid today for a free consultation.

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What are the penalties for White Collar Crimes in Pinellas County?

Penalties in Florida for White Collar Crimes vary depending on the severity of the crime and the amount of money lost.

White Collar Crimes are normally serious felonies and most people accused have little to no prior record. Thus, the consequences of lengthy incarceration, steep fines and restitution can be daunting.

A criminal defense lawyer will navigate you through the case, study the documents and prepare a defense strategy that fits your situation.

Fraud Defense in Pinellas County

Fraud is a term that alleges deception for personal gain that causes harm to another person or business. There are many types of fraud crimes ranging from credit card fraud to serious government fraud crimes.

Credit Card Fraud

Credit Card Fraud is a theft crime that is becoming increasingly more common in Pinellas County. The offense is committed when someone illegally uses another person’s credit card to make purchases, usually by using stolen account details online.

Investment Fraud

Investment Fraud is a crime that is alleged when an investor is given false information which has significant financial implications. This can apply to private investments, loans or any type of investment transaction.


Embezzlement is a crime where a person is alleged to have taken money or assets from a company after he or she had been trusted with it. The offense is usually committed by taking small amounts of money many times through a well-planned system to not be caught.

There are often defenses to these types of cases because they are document intensive rather than based on eyewitnesses. Sometimes bookkeeping practices can lead to mistakes which are interpreted as fraudulent behavior and can only be explained through a thorough analysis of the business.

We’re well aware of the stress you’ll be under following an embezzlement accusation and can fight to protect your reputation and future.

Tax Evasion

Tax Evasion can be a serious criminal offense and is prosecuted vigorously. But not everyone fails to pay taxes intentionally. Sometimes people make an error in the paperwork or miss deadlines. Sometimes people have every intention of paying the tax, but simply don’t have the money. Whatever the severity of the tax evasion charges, you should consult an attorney.

Identity Theft

Identity Theft is a when someone uses another person’s information or name without their permission.

In Florida, it is a 3rd-degree felony to possess information without permission and a 2nd-degree felony if another person’s information is used without permission.

Hire a White Collar Crime Attorney in Pinellas County

We’re aware of how difficult it can be for you and your family if you’re facing charges for a white collar crime, but Sean McQuaid can protect your future through an aggressive, well-prepared defense.

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