Adoption Scam Charges in Solano County, CA
Solano County White Collar Crime Lawyers
Fraudulent acts involving the adoption of children are known as adoption scams. This term refers to any type of deceitful or illegal activity during the process of adoption for the purpose of financial or personal gain. Adoption fraud charges could be filed against birth mothers, adoptive parents, and adoption agencies. Adoption fraud can take a number of forms, including failing to provide the adoption family with a full and adequate medical background for the prospective child.
In some cases, adoptive families may claim that they were unable to make the correct decision to adopt, due to lacking full background information on the child. Other instances of adoption fraud involve birth mothers who promise their child to a family in exchange for financial support and expenses.
At Maas and Russo, we understand how frightening and intimidating it is to be charged with a criminal offense. Many feel helpless and uncertain about which direction to take, or if there is any hope of avoiding conviction. It is important to understand that there are experienced attorneys available to you who can not only protect your rights, but also challenge the case that is brought against you in court. You deserve a quality defender that has a record of success in white collar crime cases. We are on your side. Call us today so that we can thoroughly review your case.
Vallejo Criminal Defense Attorneys: Adoption Scams
Although most states do not have laws which specifically address adoption fraud, California adoptions are governed by California Civil Code Section 224s, amended Statutes 1978, page 1339, which states:
"No agency shall place a child for adoption unless the agency has submitted a written medical report on the child's medical background, if available, and, so far as ascertainable, the medical background of the child's natural parents, conforming to requirements which shall be specified by the State Department of Social Services, to the prospective adopting parents and such prospective adopting parents have acknowledged in writing the receipt of such a report."
If you are accused of any criminal activities related to an adoption, whether defrauding prospective parents, failing to provide the legally required documents, charging exorbitant fees, offering children for adoption with no intention of following through for financial gain, during the pre-adoption process or any other type of adoption scam, the consequences can be very severe in a conviction. You need legal representation from a highly qualified Solano County criminal attorney as early as possible after your arrest.
Contact us today if you are facing adoption scam charges.