If you have been charged with criminal investment fraud, you likely face severe criminal, civil, and regulatory consequences. You could face severe penalties, loss of professional licenses, and prison time.
Fortunately, having an experienced attorney on your side may impact the outcome of your case. At Foley Griffin, LLP, we possess a thorough understanding of federal and state laws and can help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system. With more than 20 years of legal experience, our Nassau County criminal defense lawyers are prepared to protect your rights, reputation, and future.
Investment fraud is defined as the intentional use of deception to persuade investors to make financial decisions based on false information. In other words, individuals who convince others to invest money—by way of false information—into something they know either doesn’t exist or not what the money is intended for can be charged with investment fraud.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is mainly responsible for prosecuting securities fraud. While the state of New York has their own set of laws regarding securities fraud, these crimes are often prosecuted as federal crimes. In most cases, the standard prison sentence is five years per offense.
Having a successful defense to any investment fraud charges will depend on how fast you get experienced legal representation from a knowledgeable lawyer. Whether an investigation has taken place or charges have already been brought, do not waste any time to get a qualified attorney on your side.
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