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Understand some securities law terms often used

There are a lot of things that people find mystifying about facing securities fraud charges. One of the things that is often puzzling is some of the terms that are used in these cases. If you are facing this type of criminal charge, we want to make sure that you understand some of the terms you might come across.

Insider trading can be a very big problem that is often avoidable

Insider trading is criminal action that the Securities and Exchange Commission sometimes takes a harsh stance against. This is something that can easily be prevented, but it can also occur in some cases when you don't even realize what is going on.

Don't let the prosecutor spend more time on your case than you do

When you are facing a securities fraud charge, it might feel like the odds against you are insurmountable. This isn't necessarily the case. You have to work hard to come up with a defense plan, but that plan might help you to reach your ultimate goal.

What does securities fraud mean?

When people hear the term "securities fraud," they might not realize that this term encompasses more than one type of illegal activity. It is imperative that anyone who is facing charges related to securities fraud understands exactly what they are being charged with.

3 types of securities fraud

Securities fraud is usually the result of false or misleading statements about a company or stock -- or omission of important information about a company or stock. When others make investment decisions as a result of the misrepresented or omitted information, and they suffer financial damages, it could give rise to a securities fraud claim.

Options exist for recouping investment loss due to fraud

People who have lost money because of securities fraud have several different options that they can consider when they want to try to recoup their money. In most cases, this is a difficult process that will be fairly drawn out; however, this doesn't mean that it is impossible.

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