Hoarding of Medical Supplies Lawyer in Miami

PPE Fraud Defense in Florida

When disaster strikes, one of the first things people do is hoard essential items, such as crucial medical supplies. While it is important for people to reasonably stock up and businesses to make smart storage decisions, those who hoard crucial medical supplies far above what is necessary can be subject to federal prosecution and face serious criminal penalties.

If you or your business has been accused of hoarding medical supplies in Florida, our Miami federal hoarding attorney at The Law Office of Joel DeFabio is dedicated to helping you avoid conviction. We understand having personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic is required to keep you, your family, and your employees safe during this trying and uncertain time, which is why our firm can protect your rights and business.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today at (305) 851-5581.

COVID-19 & Federal Hoarding Laws

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained medical supply chains since many devices are from China or made by a small number of businesses.

To combat the hoarding of scarce medical supplies such as masks, gowns, medication, and hand sanitizers, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 23, 2020, to prohibit such hoarding. Additionally, the COVID-19 Hoarding and Price Gouging Task Force was established to aggressively pursue individuals and businesses who have accumulated a stockpile of critical supplies either far beyond what they need or in order to resell at a higher price.

Hoarding scare materials for the purpose of reselling is prohibited under the federal Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950. Violating the DPA is punishable by a maximum federal prison sentence of one year and a fine of no more than $10,000.

Schedule a Free Consultation Immediately

Our Miami federal hoarding lawyer can assess your case, figure out your available legal options, and defend you throughout the federal investigation and court process. Do not hesitate to let us prove that your stockpile is necessary to protect those close to you or to run your business.

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Fight For Your Freedom

Having defended over 600 cases, Joel DeFabio has the experience and knowledge to craft winning defense strategies for even the most serious charges.

  • Aggravated Identity Theft CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Assault of a Federal Officer CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Charged with refusing to comply All charges were dismissed
  • Conspiracy NOT GUILTY
  • Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Conspiracy to Commit Fraud NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism NOT GUILTY
  • Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. Government NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S.; False Statements NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine NO JAIL

The DeFabio Difference

What Sets Us Apart from the Rest
  • Nearly 40 Years of Experience
  • More Than 600 Federal Cases Defended
  • More Than 50 Federal Jury Trials Handled
  • One of Miami's Most Respected Defense Attorneys
  • Award-Winning Representation
  • Honest Appraisal of Your Case - "No Surprises"

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