Fraud comes in many forms, but some cases put a very vulnerable population in danger. This occurs when the elderly are the victims. Some people hear that an elderly person was taken advantage of and they automatically think the worst of the person who is accused of the fraudulent activity. Of course, there can be more to the story than what meets the eye.
We know that you may not have meant to defraud the senior citizen you are accused of taking something from. In some cases, the elderly person’s mind might not enable him or her to remember that the individual gave you permission to take items or funds. When this happens, you can end up in legal hot water.
Just like other white collar crimes, these criminal charges might be difficult to defend yourself against. You might find that the evidence makes it seem like you really are the “bad guy” in the situation, even when you really weren’t.
As part of your defense against these white collar crimes, we work to find ways to assert your innocence. We look at the evidence and try to find weak spots that we can use to call the prosecutor’s claims into question.
No matter what type of white collar crime you are charged with, you have the right to present a defense. This defense requires investigation and careful consideration. Don’t just hang around thinking that the charges will go away. In almost every case, they won’t. Instead, you need to take a proactive stance so that you can try to address the case against you.