Solano County Fraud Defense Lawyers
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When you are charged with fraud, you are not just facing potential criminal penalties upon conviction. You will also be faced with severe societal and professional consequences. Friends, family, business partners, financial institutions, and more will all start to doubt your good nature and reputation if you are convicted. In many ways, it is the unofficial punishments of a fraud conviction that do the most damage, not the criminal penalties.
To give yourself a fighting chance for your future, turn to Maas and Russo in Solano County, California. Our fraud defense attorneys understand how much is hanging in the balance and will act with the same level of urgency as if they were defending themselves.
Why should you choose Maas and Russo first for your fraud defense case?
- We are backed by decades of legal experience.
- We are focused entirely on criminal defense cases.
- We are highly praised by former clients.
- We have an impressive and varied history of successful case results.
Don’t take fraud charges sitting down. Contact our legal team today.
Various Types of Fraud Charges in California
Fraud is defined as the intentional act of misrepresenting yourself in order to gain benefits or take advantage of another party. The definition is quite broad, allowing for fraud charges to be applied to a variety of situations. Knowing the specifics of your fraud charges allows you to best defend yourself against them. However, you do not need to dig into the details on your own. Allow our Solano County fraud defense lawyers to represent you and build a defense on your behalf.
Common types of fraud charges include:
- Identity theft: Attempting to act as another party without their express permission is known as identity theft. This form of fraud is somewhat broad, as it can be accomplished through one of many ways, like stealing a state-issued identification card or writing documents using someone else’s signature.
- Bankruptcy fraud: You must be completely transparent and thorough about your finances, income, and property when filing for bankruptcy. Any incorrect information provided that also garners you an advantage in bankruptcy can constitute bankruptcy fraud. Many cases of bankruptcy fraud can be traced to an unintentional error, such as a budget miscalculation.
- Mail fraud: Sending mail while posing as another party – or receiving mail not intended for you – is mail fraud. Simply taking mail out of someone else’s mailbox can be charged as mail fraud. However, law enforcement agencies are generally more concerned with mail fraud schemes, such as companies accused of sending out spam mailers with the intent to defraud recipients.
- Credit card fraud: One of the most common forms of fraud is credit card fraud, such as using a credit or debit card funded by fraudulently gained finances. Credit card fraud can also occur if you use a credit card without intending to pay for the items or services purchased. As with bankruptcy fraud, your credit card fraud charges may originate from a financial misunderstanding, and we may be able to defend you using this argument.
- Internet fraud: Any type of fraudulent activity carried out using the internet can constitute internet fraud. With the digital age continually making it easier to access and conduct all sorts of interactions online, internet fraud and related charges have become more common in recent years.
Government Agencies May Be Aiding Prosecutors – Act Now
Depending on the type of fraud you are accused of committing and the severity of those charges, your case could be investigated by a federal government agency. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), for example, may be asked to assist law enforcement agencies with evidence gathering and analysis for certain internet fraud crimes. Although investigating agencies are meant to be purely analytical and not assist the prosecution, it is widely accepted that their actions are more for the prosecution’s benefit than the defendant’s gain.
With this in mind, you should prepare to do everything you can to build a strong defense case in your name. You need every possible advantage you can get when the opposition is so strongly enforced, which means relying on a professional lawyer’s help. Come to Maas and Russo today to see the difference working with our highly experienced Solano County fraud defense attorneys can make for your case.
We offer no-cost, no-obligation case evaluations. Call (800) 483-0992 today to schedule yours.