Do You Need an Aggressive Defense Against Fraud Charges in Tempe?
Fraud is a relatively broad classification used in the legal world to describe offenses characterized by dishonesty which produces some form of financial or other type of loss sustained by another party. In order for conduct to constitute fraud, it must involve a relatively significant sort of misrepresentation that impacts the victim’s ability to make informed choices.
Some common fraud offenses include:
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Tax fraud
- Mortgage-related fraud
- Employee fraud
- Wire or mail fraud
- Securities fraud
- Bank fraud
- Unemployment insurance fraud
- Real estate transaction fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Insurance fraud
It should be noted that fraudulent conduct may involve civil sanctions as well as criminal penalties. A victim of fraud may decide to pursue a civil lawsuit, even if a criminal prosecution does not occur or is unsuccessful. Civil litigation can result in payment of fines, restitution and perhaps the payment of the victim’s legal fees. Criminal fraud may be prosecuted in federal or state court, depending on the specifics of the alleged conduct, and sentences upon conviction can encompass restitution requirements, onerous fines, terms of incarceration and probationary supervision.
Defense strategies in fraud cases tend to turn on the details of the charges at issue, but it is important for defendants to know that an experienced attorney can bring a number of effective arguments and options to bear. The seasoned practitioner is required.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a fraud-related crime, now is the time to secure the help of an aggressive defense attorney. Robert A. Dodell is prepared to examine the facts underlying your case, assemble evidence and formulate best defense for the best possible result. To receive the high level of personalized service and tireless representation you deserve, contact Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law, by calling 480-860-4321 or by sending an email message directly.