Securities Insider Trading
West Palm Beach White Collar Crime Attorney
The term "insider trading" has negative connotations in the public consciousness. However, there are legal forms of insider trading, as well as the illegal type. For example, when those within a company (employees, officers, board members, etc.) buy and sell the company's stock, they are required to report their trades to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These types of trades are legal. However, stock in the company that is bought or sold based upon information not available to the public and/or the transaction is not reported as required by the SEC, the trade becomes illegal.
If you have been charged with securities violations in Florida, West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers at Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. can thoroughly investigate your insider trading case and protect your rights. Penalties for insider trading and other securities violations are outlined in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. These penalties include up to 20 years plus fines for certain charges, if convicted. We will do everything possible to gather all the facts in your case and prepare a defense for trial, if necessary.
To receive the legal help you need to protect yourself from charges of securities violations, call (561) 349-4856.