Securities Fraud in California
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If you are facing accusations of securities fraud in California, you need
an attorney who will aggressively protect your rights and future. At
Appel & Morse, we provide experienced and skilled legal assistance to all our clients
who are facing
white collar crime allegations. As former prosecutors, our
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Securities Fraud Penalties
The term “security” is a broad term which includes various
types of investments, including corporate stocks, municipal bonds, bank
notes, investment contracts, and more. Securities fraud occurs when a
person involved with one of these investments lies, steals, or cheats
in an attempt to gain a financial advantage.
If you willfully sell – or offer to sell – securities in California
without complying with California’s qualification requirement, or
if you sell securities in a way that violates the terms of the qualification,
you face a maximum prison sentence of three years and a fine of up to
$1,000,000. If you willfully engage in market manipulation, make a false
or misleading statement in a securities transaction, or engage in insider
trading, you face a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of
up to $10,000,000.
30+ Years of Combined Legal Experience
According to the California Corporate Code, no individual may be imprisoned
for the violation of any rule or order if he or she proves that he or
she had no knowledge of the rule or order. In other words, you cannot
be convicted unless you acted “willfully.” Our Santa Barbara
criminal defense lawyers will do whatever it takes to get the most favorable
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