Anti-Trust Price Fixing
Florida White Collar Crime Lawyers
In the United States, consumers have the right to enjoy the benefits of free and open competition. Since 1890, the Sherman Act has prohibited price fixing, bid rigging and other types of anti-competitive activity. The Sherman Act establishes authority for preventing price fixing in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Price fixing and other violations of anti-trust laws are federal crimes and those accused of these criminal acts may face serious penalties. Anti-trust and price fixing claims can be complex cases and those accused of these white collar crimes need an attorney experienced in white collar criminal defense.
Podhurst Orseck is recognized by clients and peers for their experience and competence in criminal defense cases.
Building an Anti-Trust Price Fixing Defense
Both individuals and businesses can be accused of price fixing, bid rigging and other anti-trust violations including any type of anti-competitive behavior. The penalties associated with conviction can be severe. Fines can financially cripple an individual or a business as defendants can be sentenced up to 10 years in prison for violating Sherman Act provisions.
Convictions of this nature can potentially destroy businesses, reputations and lives and thus must be avoided at all costs. Our Florida white collar criminal litigation law firm can outline possible options for responding to accusations of anti-trust violations and help to ensure that your rights are protected within the federal criminal justice system.
Those under investigation or accused of anti-trust violations have several options for responding to the criminal allegations. In some cases, it may be advisable to enter into a plea agreement, admitting guilt in exchange for minimizing penalties.
Under other circumstances, efforts can be made to suppress illegally collected evidence; get charges dropped; or pursue a not-guilty verdict. Regardless of the defense strategy, it is best to secure the advice of an experienced Florida white collar criminal litigation law firm in order to maximize your chances of achieving the most favorable outcome. Podhurst Orseck can advocate to protect your business, reputation and freedoms.