Skilled Cryptocurrency Fraud Defense Attorneys in Tampa, Florida

At Trombley & Hanes, P.A., our Tampa criminal defense attorneys have defended clients in response to cryptocurrency investigations and compliance since the inception of the first and most renowned cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.

Since then, the cryptocurrency landscape has expanded significantly, with thousands of different cryptocurrencies being developed and a growing adoption of blockchain technology in various industries. The proliferation of online resources, forums, and communities dedicated to cryptocurrency education helped demystify the technology and empowered more people to participate in the crypto ecosystem.

However, as with any emerging technology, the dynamic nature of cryptocurrency laws means that what’s legal today could be illegal tomorrow. This fluid environment can inadvertently lead individuals or companies into suspected unlawful activities. Unfortunately, ignorance of the law—even those that change rapidly and without notice—is not a legal defense.

Staying informed and seeking legal guidance is crucial to avoiding potential legal pitfalls. Our experience in this rapidly evolving field equips us with the knowledge and skills to handle your cryptocurrency regulatory issues effectively.

If you are facing cryptocurrency regulatory issues in any capacity, our trusted lawyers at Trombley & Hanes, P.A. provide comprehensive state and federal legal defense strategies. We are committed to protecting the rights and interests of individuals and businesses in Florida and throughout the U.S., ensuring you feel secure and protected in the face of legal challenges. Our strategies are tailored to your specific situation, ensuring the best possible outcome for your case.

Understanding the Cryptocurrency Fraud Law in Tampa, Florida

What are the Most Common Cryptocurrency Charges that Require Help From a Florida Defense Attorney?

Cryptocurrencies can be used for many reasons, including investments, fundraising, lending, borrowing, trading, and earning interest without traditional intermediaries like banks.

They can also represent ownership of real-world assets such as real estate, art, or commodities. This process, known as tokenization, allows for fractional ownership and more effortless asset transfer.

Because of its many uses and countless varieties, FL Stat § 896.101 includes virtual currency in its definition of monetary instruments—like physical currency, checks, money orders, debit and credit cards, and Electronic Fund Transfers (ETFs), to name a few. Combined with the definition and who qualifies as a Money Transmitter—a person or business entity providing money transfer services or payment instruments to consumers—in Florida versus other U.S. states or foreign countries can also lead to criminal charges.

Common cryptocurrency criminal cases our skilled defense attorneys handle include, but are not limited to:

  • Crypto Regulatory Compliance.
  • Darknet Market Transactions.
  • Disputes with Cryptocurrency Exchanges.
  • Drug and Weapons Trafficking Transactions.
  • Hacking and Theft.
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Fraud.
  • Investment Fraud, Pyramid and Ponzi Schemes.
  • Money Laundering.
  • Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) Legal Issues.
  • Tax Evasion.
  • Terrorism Financing.

Trombley & Hanes, P.A. provides legal defense strategies for cryptocurrency-related charges and legal issues across jurisdictions.

Our Hillsborough County criminal defense attorneys bring a wealth of experience to your case, with a collective tenure spanning both state and federal levels. Our team includes a former Assistant United States Attorney, an Assistant Hillsborough State Attorney, and an Assistant Pinellas County State Attorney. This diverse background equips us to analyze your case from all angles, giving you a significant legal edge and the confidence that your case is being handled comprehensively.

Contact Our Dedicated Cryptocurrency Defense Attorneys in Tampa, Florida, for Help Today

When you are facing criminal charges involving cryptocurrencies and the potential consequences of a conviction, you need a skilled Tampa criminal defense lawyer from the beginning. Do not let state or federal law enforcement intimidate you into providing a statement before you have an attorney to protect your best interests. You have the right to remain silent and to speak with an attorney. Invoke both and contact our trusted criminal defense lawyers in Florida, who have been producing actual results for real people for more than 110 combined years.

Contact us at 813-229-7918 or online to schedule a consultation to learn more.

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