Frequently Asked Questions About Fraud
Fraud is a term that encompasses a great deal of criminal offenses. With numerous charges ranging in both complexity and severity, it is critical that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting by your side. At Bachner and Weiner PC, we have more than 30 years of experience defending clients in New York City and throughout the nation. Schedule a consultation at our offices to discuss your legal matter in greater detail.
What Constitutes Fraud?
While the ways that fraud can be committed continue to grow, there are certain terms that serve to define fraudulent activity. Phrases such as intentional misleading, false pretenses and knowing misrepresentation are common in definitions of fraud. Additionally, these misrepresentations are typically made for personal gain.
What Are The Different Types Of Fraud?
There are countless ways the word fraud can be used in a criminal offense. Virtually anything that is tied to finances or the payment of services can ultimately be considered fraudulent. Common categories of fraud include:
- Credit card fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Unemployment benefits fraud
- Internet fraud
- Check fraud
- Bank fraud
- Mail fraud
What Can A Defender Do?
Fraud charges typically fall into the realm of white collar crimes. As such, they are often typified by complex, complicated investigations that can last weeks, months or even years. A skilled defense attorney must thoroughly investigate your charge and prepare an intricate defense that challenges the prosecutor’s assertions. Our firm has decades of experience defending New York clients against fraud and white collar crimes charges.
What Penalties Can I Face?
As with any criminal charge, the penalties can depend on the severity of the charge as well as any criminal history. Often, penalties such as fines, restitution, community service and jail time are common. Additionally, an individual might suffer the loss of professional licensure and a blight on his or her professional reputation.
We Can Help — Contact Us Today
Physicians and other health care professionals can lose their professional license if convicted of these charges. You do not have to face allegations of fraud alone. Contact a lawyer at Bachner and Weiner PC, today to learn how we can help: call 877-388-6461, toll free or use our online contact form.