Fraud Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with fraud, the prosecution must prove that you intentionally, or willfully, deceived other people in order to secure personal gain. This can mean many things, but most often fraud is associated with theft of money from other people. Fraud can range from a single incident of check fraud, which would be a misdemeanor, ranging up to felony fraud charges where the deception and gain occurred over a long period of time, or was associated with a significant amount of money.
Many times the word “fraud” can connote images of Ponzi schemes, but even the simple act of continually withdrawing funds from a checking account someone knows to be empty can be considered felony fraud. No matter what your charges are, by calling Doran & Doran, P.C., at 508-653-1761 you can learn more about the charges and the potential penalties as well as discuss a defense strategy by scheduling a free initial consultation with a fraud defense attorney.
Types Of Fraud
Some of the most common types of fraud cases include instances of check or mail fraud, though there are a number of other methods of fraud that are growing in occurrence, such as:
- Insurance fraud which is when a false insurance claim is filed in order to receive money
- Wire fraud is any electronic transaction involving false information and monetary gain
- Mortgage fraud occurs if an applicant knowingly withheld or misrepresented information in order to secure a mortgage
- Tax fraud is also known as tax evasion and occurs when intentionally misrepresenting assets in order to reduce tax liability
- Health care, medical assistance, welfare, Medicare or Medicaid fraud are all similar acts in which reimbursements are filed under false pretenses or under illegitimate circumstances
- Credit card fraud occurs when a card is used either to secure funds from an unauthorized account, as a consequence of identity theft or as a way to procure goods without paying
In addition to these common types of fraud, you could also be charged with higher level strategic fraud charges such as securities fraud, accounting fraud, bank fraud, or embezzlement.
Securing Your Future
No matter what type of fraud you have been charged with, there are a number of options for a strong defense strategy. The reality is that many of these fraud cases lack comprehensive proof. After speaking with an experienced fraud attorney, you will learn more about defending yourself against insufficient evidence, proving entrapment, or showing that there was a lack of criminal intent. Speak with a lawyer about your criminal fraud defense today by scheduling a free consultation with Frank Doran at his office in Framingham, Massachusetts.