The meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies (also referred to as digital currencies) has had a massive impact on our financial system. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have become the alternative investment of choice for many investors.

While cryptocurrency transactions are more secure than regular financial transactions – thanks to the blockchain technology – fraudsters, scammers, and criminals still manage to find loopholes and use cryptocurrency platforms to commit illegal activities.

If you are facing charges of cryptocurrency fraud, scam, theft, or any other offense, it is important to contact a committed Florida misdemeanor lawyer who can prove your innocence and get the charges against you dismissed or fight hard to reduce the charges against you to the extent possible.

Common Types of Cryptocurrency Related Crimes

  •       Cryptocurrency theft and fraud
  •       Hacking into cryptocurrency infrastructure with the intention of stealing data or to extort money
  •       Data theft
  •       Money laundering using cryptocurrencies
  •       Using cryptocurrencies to fund criminal activities or to buy drugs and weapons

How Are Cryptocurrency Related Crimes Handled by Law Enforcement Agencies?

Due to the fact that cryptocurrency transactions take place over the internet – often between parties located in different states or even different countries – cryptocurrency related crimes are mostly prosecuted by federal agencies.

Depending on the nature and severity of the crime, the perpetrators could face a variety of different charges including computer fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, tax evasion, trafficking, and money laundering.

The penalties for the aforementioned charges can be extremely harsh – ranging from tens of thousands of dollars in fines to lengthy prison sentences. Due to the fact that most cryptocurrency related crimes are treated as federal crimes, they typically include mandatory minimum sentences. What it means is that if convicted, you might not be able to avoid prison time.

How a Florida Misdemeanor Lawyer Can Help You

In a cryptocurrency related criminal case – as is the case with any other criminal case – the prosecution not only needs to prove your crime beyond a reasonable doubt, but also need to do so using lawfully obtained and legally permissible evidence.

An experienced misdemeanor lawyer can find out whether the evidence against you was gathered lawfully and whether your constitutional rights were violated by the arresting officer or the prosecution and if so, get the charges against you dismissed.

An experienced attorney can also get inputs from cryptocurrency experts and financial experts – or get them to testify if needed – to defend you against the charges you are facing.

If you are a victim of identity theft yourself – if someone used your identity to commit cryptocurrency theft, fraud, or any other crime – a skilled misdemeanor lawyer can gather the evidence needed to prove your innocence and protect your rights and freedom.

Looking for a Cryptocurrency Criminal Defense Lawyer in Florida?

If you are facing cryptocurrency related criminal charges, experienced Florida misdemeanor lawyer Chad Piotrowski can help you.

Attorney Chad Piotrowski has decades of experience in state as well as federal criminal defense and has earned a reputation for taking up complicated cases that many attorneys might be hesitant to take up. He can defend you aggressively and fight relentlessly to achieve the best outcome possible.

To find out how Florida misdemeanor lawyer Chad Piotrowski can help you, call our firm today at (305) 204-5000 or contact us online and schedule a free and confidential consultation.