What Are The Common Types Of Fraud Cases That Your Firm Handles?
Fraud is considered a fairly general category in criminal law that can take in a lot of different categories. For example, most people are familiar with crimes like tax fraud, Medicare fraud, and fraud between two individuals. Often a lay person sees fraud as just getting scammed by someone. Regardless, our firm handles any type of fraud.
Are All Fraud Charges Generally At The Felony Level?
It’s very rare for a fraud to result in a misdemeanor the essence of fraud is the wrongful taking of property or something of value and that usually is defined as a felony. Fraud is by definition more sophisticated than theft in terms of how it is accomplished, and as a result, it is almost always a felony.
Should I Hire An Attorney If I Am being Investigated On Suspicion Of Fraud?
If you’re suspected of any criminal activity, seeking the services of a lawyer could be of great benefit to you because these investigations are often analyzed on a subjective, rather than objective basis. Someone who acts as your advocate can help explain to decision-makers the nuances of your acts in the context of the criminal law. At time, something looked at in a slightly different way, may result in no action and not a violation of criminal law. For an individual who knows they’re under investigation, the best thing they can do is hire a lawyer.
Will I Need A Criminal Defense Attorney For A Misdemeanor Fraud Charge?
As said earlier, it’s rare to see a misdemeanor fraud charge, but even at the misdemeanor level, there are things that happen in the resolution of a case that can affect you. For example, it can affect your employment, how you interact with financial institutions and other important things in your life. For this reason, it’s helpful to have a lawyer to represent you.
Is It Ever A Defense If The Fraud Was Committed Unintentionally?
Lack of intent is always a defense to a fraud case. It’s up to the prosecution to prove that you formed the requisite intent to commit fraud and absent proof that you had the clear intent to violate the law, the case fails.
Is The Context Of The Alleged Fraud And Arrest Important For The Charges I Will Face?
There are different levels of violations regarding fraud. Some charges are more serious than others. There are different levels of harm and different levels of seriousness. Therefore the context matters.
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