Fraud Crimes Demand A Sophisticated Defense
Fraud crimes fall under California’s theft, forgery or perjury laws and cover a wide array of specific offenses. These are considered “white collar” crimes, but in reality, many of them are processed with more severe charges. Regardless of the type of fraud, the penalties and punishments are really serious for these crimes.
The Law Offices of Severo, PLC provides the experienced and aggressive defense necessary to counter the government’s case and protect your interests. We have defended fraud cases, both state and federal charges, throughout California.
What Is Fraud?
Any intentional act that results in an undeserved gain to yourself and an undeserved loss to another person can count as “fraud.” In other words, fraud is a wrongful or criminal deception aimed to result in financial or personal gain by using fake or misleading actions or through concealment to deceive someone else in order to secure an unfair or illegal gain.
There are many fraud laws under the California Penal Code outlining what constitutes the different frauds. The punishment and penalties regarding the following crimes depend on the nature and circumstances of the crime. Below are some of the most common fraud crimes charged in California.
- Credit card fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Eldercare fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Securities fraud
- Internet scams
- Tax fraud
- Check fraud
- Identity theft
- Real estate fraud
- Bank fraud and mortgage fraud
- Health insurance billing fraud
- Mail fraud or wire fraud
How Can I Defend Myself In Court Against A Fraud Crime Charge?
- Lack of fraudulent intent
- Lack of knowledge
- Mistaken identity
- Police entrapment
- Insufficient evidence
- Falsely accused
- Nonfraudulent statement
- Illegal search and seizure
Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney Is Essential
If you or a loved one is facing a fraud charge, it is critical that you speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. With more than 40 years of experience, the Law Offices of Severo, PLC has the capability to provide advice and guidance tailored to your needs when it comes to fighting any type of fraud charge.