Arizona Securities Fraud Lawyer
There are specific laws and regulations that are in place to protect investors. Securities fraud is committed when the securities laws are intentionally broken. Stockbroker fraud, false information, and deceptive trading are some examples of security fraud. Those that are responsible for such crimes include analysts, private investors, brokerage firms, investment banks, corporations, and private investors.
If convicted of securities fraud, the penalties are both civil and criminal in nature, leading to time in prison, restitution, and heavy fines. As a matter of fact, the federal government has entertained the idea of increasing the penalties that must be paid when a person is convicted of securities fraud.
Representing Individuals In The Financial Sector
We want to keep you from the harshest consequences and, sometimes, the case can be completely dismissed if there is weak evidence against you. We represent stock brokers, accountants, financial advisors, corporate executives, and many more in helping them put the accusations behind them.
Unfortunately, it can sometimes be simple for someone to be accused of misrepresentation, insider trading, accounting fraud, or one of the other acts that can be considered securities fraud. With the right defense and evidence of what really occurred to lead to the accusation, the outcome could be much different than what it would be without a qualified defense attorney.
Quality Arizona Criminal Defense
Being accused of securities fraud is nothing to be taken lightly. The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) may investigate the securities fraud claims and impose civil payments against the individuals or corporations that they suspect of committing securities fraud. The SEC is the main body that enforces laws and acts in order to prevent securities fraud. If they find that someone or a corporation is committing such an act, they do not take it lightly.
You should not take the accusations lightly either. Myles A. Schneider & Associates has the experience needed to help you in your securities fraud defense. With a degree in corporate finance, Myles A. Schneider understands what needs to be done in your case to provide you with the best possible defense.
Contact An Arizona Securities Fraud Attorney
Being accused of securities fraud is an accusation that should be taken very seriously because it is serious. Currently, the federal government is looking at increasing the prison sentence for securities fraud to 10 years. Of course, no one wants to spend 10 years in prison and, fortunately, you don’t have to. With a solid defense, you can serve no time at all or as little time as possible, depending upon the facts in the case. For a free consultation, call our Phoenix law office at 602-926-7373.