Were You Charged With Violating Antitrust Laws?
Antitrust laws were created with the purpose of protecting competition in the marketplace. Competition is seen as a positive thing because it helps consumers save money while simultaneously encouraging businesses to produce better products.
Antitrust laws are meant to preserve competition by promoting consumer benefits, so when these laws are violated federal agencies take the situation very seriously because it directly harms the nation’s economy. Antitrust violations are considered to be a type of white collar crime because they are frequently committed by individuals in corporate and business environments.
The Sherman Antitrust Act, The Clayton Act, and The Federal Trade Commission Act were all put in place to protect the economy. If a person is found to be in violation of any of these antitrust acts, they can face federal criminal charges.
Common Antitrust Violations
At the law offices of Jansen & Davis, P.A., we help individuals and businesses facing charges from antitrust violations.
Violations may include such acts as:
- Fixing prices
- Rigging contract bids
- Allocating consumers between businesses that should be competing for them
Antitrust violations are considered to be felony offenses and if convicted, violators could be punished with heavy fines or time in prison.
Contact A Tallahassee Federal Defense Attorney
Regardless of the circumstances behind antitrust violation allegations, the situation will need to be handled by an experienced and skilled Tallahassee federal criminal lawyer. An attorney from our firm will address the situation and will take the necessary legal measures to help you avoid being convicted of this serious federal offense. Having these charges reduced or dismissed completely will be the number one priority of your defense attorney, and they will use their knowledge, skills and resources to work tirelessly toward this goal.