In California, the types of fraud that are investigated by state and local authorities also cover a wide range of subjects: check fraud, Internet fraud, credit card fraud, tax fraud, insurance fraud, welfare fraud and more. The penalties that are associated with a conviction for fraud also vary widely, depending on the specific circumstances involved. You could be subject to heavy financial penalties, time in jail or prison, and a combination of other punishment options. A fraud conviction can completely disrupt your life, cost your reputation, destroy your ability to make a living for your family, and result in loss of your freedom.
In the United States, some 210,255 arrests for fraud occur each year, according to estimates by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI describes fraud as “the intentional misrepresentation of information or identity to deceive others, the unlawful use of a credit or debit card or ATM, or the use of electronic means to transmit deceptive information, in order to obtain money or other things of value. Fraud can apply to many different areas, ranging from businesses to healthcare to banking and much more. An arrest on charges of committing fraud can mean very serious penalties if you are convicted.
Do not delay in contacting a qualified defense attorney who is experienced in handling cases involving fraud.
Common defenses to fraud cases can include: challenging law enforcement’s unlawful search and seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment; false identification or mistake. If you have been charged with a fraud crime, contact our offices immediately so we can begin building your defense to the charges.
Fraud charges are very serious and require the knowledge and experience of a defense lawyer who understands what it takes to build a successful defense. Our team of professionals is experienced in aggressively defending clients charged with fraud. Serious consequences demand serious skill.
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