An arrest on investment fraud charges can be devastating. If you’ve gotten caught up in a white collar scheme that includes investment fraud, you will need to seek the advice of a New Hampshire criminal defense attorney, such as Michael Anzalone, who can help you out of what could be a very serious bind.
Investment fraud has serious implications in New Hampshire and across the United States. There are strict laws in place to protect against investment fraud.
But if you’ve been arrested, you’ll want Michael Anzalone and his team of lawyers at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, on your side. He can offer you recommendations on how to battle this charge.What is Investment Fraud?
In the U.S., there is an agency called the United States Securities and Exchange Commission which actually has oversight over crimes such as investment fraud. In fact, one of the reasons the agency was created was to protect against this very form of crime against investors.
Federal laws require public companies to disclose information to the public and the agency also provides investors with certain materials that can help them learn about these crimes and protections.
In New Hampshire, there is a so-called “Blue Sky” law called the New Hampshire Securities Act. And the state’s agency is the state-level equal to the federal SEC. The entire process can be extremely complicated, as the agencies overlap each other and sometimes it’s difficult to know whether you are dealing with state or federal matters.
So, if you have been arrested and charged with investment fraud in New Hampshire, you will need to contact an attorney who has exceptional knowledge of both the federal and state systems. And he or she should be able to practice at both the state and federal level.
Criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone has a great deal of practice in handling cases of clients charged with white collar crimes at both the state and federal level.
If you have been charged with investment fraud you can learn about what to expect in the securities regulation section of the secretary of state’s website.
These charges are very serious and if you are convicted of investment fraud you will likely face prison time in addition to numerous fines and fees and restitution. This is something that can wreck your career and send the security of your family into a tailspin. It can be an embarrassment to you and to the company you have been working for. The company and you will obviously take a huge hit on your reputations.
This is not something that you should try to handle alone. You will need to hire a successful, experienced team to help you through this matter. Whether the circumstance of your case warrant a deal with prosecutors or a trial before a judge and jury, Michael Anzalone will be with you every step of the process.
Please call Michael Anzalone today at 603.548.3797 to schedule a free consultation.