Tama Beth Kudman is an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense attorney with offices in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens Florida and New York City, NY. She has extensive experience defending individuals accused of white-collar criminal offenses in both State and Federal court.
White-collar crime refers to financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals. Typical white-collar crimes include:
- mail and wire fraud
- Ponzi schemes,
- insider trading,
- securities violations,
- healthcare fraud,
- copyright infringement,
- trademark infringement,
- money laundering,
- identity theft,
- tax fraud,
- false statements, and
- conspiracy to commit another white-collar crime.
In the United States, sentences for white-collar crimes may include a combination of imprisonment, fines, restitution, community service, disgorgement, probation, or other alternative punishment. These punishments grew harsher after the Jeffrey Skilling and Enron scandal, when the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 was passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush, defining new crimes and increasing the penalties for crimes such as mail and wire fraud. In other countries, such as China, white-collar criminals can be given the death penalty. Certain countries like Canada consider the relationship between the parties to be a significant feature on sentence when there is a breach of trust component involved.
The Importance of an Experienced Attorney
The defense of white-collar crimes is extremely complex. Therefore, if you are charged with a white-collar, you need to have legal counsel with extensive experience in state and federal court.
Tama Beth Kudman has been representing individuals and corporations accused of committing state and federal white-collar crimes for nearly 20 years. Ms. Kudman brings this experience and knowledge to every criminal case that she defends.
Contact Tama Beth Kudman, an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense attorney today for help if you are charged with a white-collar crime, or if you believe you are under investigation.