Defense for Fraud must be pursued aggressively by criminal lawyers, as it is not uncommon for prison sentences to last many years and fines are hefty. Criminal lawyers use many defenses for fraud cases, however, each case is unique and must be evaluated on its unique characteristics. In building a top fraud defense, criminal lawyers ideally work on a team of attorneys, experts, and investigators who analyze every aspect and angle to make a winning strategy.
Criminal lawyers commonly defend against these types of fraud:
- Wire Fraud
- Prescription Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Medi-Cal Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Telemarketing Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Internet Fraud
- Investment Fraud (Ponzi and Pyramid schemes)
- Letter of Credit Fraud
Fraud is a white collar crime, and thus you need to be represented by expert criminal lawyers, not business attorneys as some may think. Lawyers with expertise in criminal law and have a history of winning criminal fraud cases will know exactly how to go to trial, if necessary, to win. LibertyBell Law Group’s criminal lawyers have tons of experience on fraud cases in both state and federal courts. They are familiar with the different judges and law enforcement personnel, how they work, and their individual styles. It’s important for a criminal attorney to know what buttons to push for individuals involved, especially in swaying them or weakening their position.
Criminal lawyers use these defenses for fraud the most:
- No criminal or malicious intention
- Not enough evidence to prove fraud was committed
- Entrapment – coerced by law enforcement to commit the crime
- Misidentification of fraudster
If you have been accused of fraud, you need top criminal lawyers to defend you against the power of the government who is aggressively prosecuting fraud, especially since the recession.