Securities Fraud Lawyer Protecting Your Rights
State and federal government agencies regard the crime of securities fraud in a particularly unfavorable light. And while the term may conjure thoughts of investment bankers and the like, many entrepreneurs and small business owners have been caught up in the web of similar fraud charges in recent years.
If you have been accused of fraud, lawyer Diane C. Bass would be pleased to offer you a confidential consultation where you may go over the information relevant to your case and determine how best to proceed. The Law Office of Diane C. Bass has represented clients in fraud cases in Palm Springs, Anaheim, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, California.
What Are Common Types of Securities Fraud?
There are many criminal or otherwise deceptive activities that can fall under the umbrella of securities fraud, including:
- Insider trading.
- Misrepresentation of the facts or finances relevant to any security or investment.
- Schemes designed to defraud others.
- Someone involved with an investment opportunity lies, cheats, or misuses information involved with the investment in order to obtain a financial advantage.
The Exchange Commission will aggressively pursue the strictest charges under the penal code. Contact the office of Diane C. Bass to schedule your consultation and begin working on your defense.
What Are the Penalties for Securities Fraud if Convicted?
If convicted, the defendant could face severe civil or criminal penalties. In some extreme cases, those guilty of extreme cases of stockbroker fraud could face fines up to $5 million, though most see fines in the thousands of dollars. A guilty conviction could also result in years in prison.
Unlike federal law, California laws say that a supposed victim only needs to show that the defendant knowingly withheld important information or misrepresented or omitted certain relevant facts. California laws do not require that a victim show they took financial losses or relied upon the incorrect information.
How Could a Criminal Defense Law Firm Help?
For those credibly accused of stockbroker fraud and other types of white-collar crimes, it is very much in your interest to contact lawyers experienced with defending against these types of charges. While some of us may think we should be able to properly defend ourselves in court, having a legal professional operating in your best interest can be the key factor keeping you out of a prison cell.
Contact the legal team of Diane C. Bass to discuss the particulars of your case. Ms. Bass is well-respected across the nation as a professional who devotes her time and experience to her clients, pursuant to their individual needs.
Contact the Law Office of Diane C. Bass to Schedule a Confidential Consultation
If you are suspected of committing fraud, contact Diane C. Bass to schedule your consultation today. The Law Office of Diane C. Bass has experience defending clients in and around Orange County, Anaheim, Palm Springs, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego in a range of distinct types of white-collar crimes.
Do not face the courtroom alone. Contact Diane C. Bass to set up the date of your case evaluation. 949-577-8368.