Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County has a population of over 1 million, making it the third largest county in Florida after Miami-Dade and Broward. The Swartz Law Firm proudly serves clients living and working in Palm Beach County. Ken Swartz’s background as a Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer in criminal trial law gives him the expertise in criminal defense. When paired with decades of experience, he possesses the necessary experience and knowledge to represent you or a loved one in the case of an arrest or criminal accusation.

Criminal activity in the County

In addition to the state circuit courts, the federal courts also have a presence in Palm Beach County, which is a part of the Southern District of Florida. While the rate of violent crimes has declined within the past years, making Palm Beach County one of the safest counties in Florida, federal crimes such as white collar offenses still persist in the area and have seen overall increase over the past several years. Criminal offenses of this nature include Ponzi schemes, Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud, identity theft, tax evasion. Another economic crime commonly prosecuted in the federal court is the telemarketing schemes or also commonly known as a boiler room. This type of offense typically involves the telephone sale of fictitious products to unsuspecting victims by person claiming to be working for a legitimate company, when in reality they may be working out of an empty room with nothing more than a telephone.

Federal court prosecutions

These types of federal crimes are prosecuted by the Office of the United States Attorney in conjunction with various law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Internal Revenue Service. Wire fraud, mail fraud, and other common fraud crimes continue to plague this county, along with the rest of South Florida. Drug interdiction is also a substantial part of the federal criminal prosecutions, with cases involving importation, distribution, trafficking, and money laundering.

State court prosecutions

State court offenses are prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, now headed by Dave Aronberg, at the Palm Beach County Courthouse or at one of the satellite court branches. Depending upon where the offense occurred and the jurisdiction of the investigation, the law enforcement agency investigating state offenses may be the Palm Beach Sheriff Office or it could be investigated by one of the police departments among the many municipalities in the county such as Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, or Delray Beach

If you reside in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, or any other municipality in Palm Beach County, don’t hesitate to reach out in the event you are facing federal or state charges. Even if you are contacted by a law enforcement officer you have a right to consult with an attorney. Do not wait until it is too late. Attorney Ken Swartz will sit with you to build an effective defense, explain legal procedures, and provide constant status updates regarding your case. A client relationship at the Swartz Law Firm is built on communication, dedication, and trust. In the past decades, we have established strong client relationships with clients across South Florida, including the communities in Palm Beach County.

Please don’t hesitate to call the Swartz Law Firm to have Ken Swartz be your criminal defense attorney.

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