Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers
Proven Representation in Florida for Complex White Collar Crimes
Charles B. Lembcke, P.A., routinely handles large, complex cases involving criminal charges of fraud and related civil litigation. We are experienced in managing large volumes of documents and defending clients in trials lasting several months.
Litigation is all we do. Based in Jacksonville, we take on complicated white collar crime cases throughout the state of Florida and beyond. We have a distinguished record of success, including jury acquittals and successful appeals in a number of high-profile cases. Before you talk to criminal investigators and prosecutors, seek experienced legal counsel at (877) 355-5467.
We are known for our aggressive representation and sound defense strategies for a wide range of white collar and financial crimes in federal and state courts:
- Wire fraud/mail fraud
- Money laundering
- Obstruction of justice
- Banking and mortgage fraud
- Healthcare and Medicaid/Medicare fraud
- Criminal Securities fraud
- Criminal Antitrust
We also represent clients in parallel civil proceedings:
- Asset forfeiture
- Civil RICO litigation (for triple damages)
- Civil theft litigation (for triple damages)
- Civil Fraud and Unjust Enrichment
Effectively Countering the Government's Case
Florida Federal prosecutors are constantly extending new theories of prosecution in reaction to evolving methods of fraud. The government often ascribes criminality to innocent actions or normal business practices. Jacksonville attorney Charles B. Lembcke, P.A. has handled many such first impression cases, challenging the prosecution where it has over-reached:
- We represented one of more than 50 people charged with conspiracy to defraud in connection with the McDonald's Monopoly game. We demonstrated that our client was beyond the periphery of the insider theft, himself the victim of deception who should never have been criminally charged. Our client was the only defendant found not guilty by the jury.
- In a case with major implications, United States v. Whiteside, we successfully appealed the Medicare fraud conviction of a Columbia/HCA manager. The case hinged on federal rules for claims reimbursement. Where the government saw criminal intent, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Mr. Lembcke's argument that the regulations were ambiguous and our client's interpretation was reasonable. The resulting case law now requires that if there are competing readings of regulations, the government must prove that theirs is the only interpretation.
Charles B. Lembcke is a former federal prosecutor with over 35 years of experience in criminal trials. Contact our Jacksonville FL office at (877) 355-5467 to arrange a consultation.