Fraud is a large category of white collar crime that includes a whole host of nonviolent criminal offenses punishable by both state and federal laws. Fraud typically involves intentional or deliberate acts of deception motivated by financial gain.
And while fraud can be difficult to prosecute, the punishments can be extremely harsh, including incarceration and steep fines. For these reasons, it’s important you seek the help of a skilled Fort Worth fraud crime defense attorney to effectively represent your rights and best interests.
Examples of Fraud
Common types of fraud include:
- Tax fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Mail fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Internet fraud
- Online identity theft
- Wire fraud
- Frauds involving the government (Social Security, Welfare, Workers' Compensation)
It's important to understand that committing fraud only requires intent. In the eyes of the law, it does not matter whether or not the fraud ever reaches fruition or leads to financial or other types of gain or profit. The crime occurs in the deception, the deliberate act or attempt to defraud another person or entity.
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While this distinction makes fraud easier to define, it also makes it more difficult to detect and to prosecute, especially in today's high-tech world. Ironically, one of the most effective investigative strategies government agencies and law enforcement can employ today is a simple interview, a low-tech strategy whereby the suspect incriminates themselves.
Don't let this happen to you or your loved ones living in the state of Texas. If you've been charged with fraud, don't talk to anyone about your case and contact an experienced Fort Worth fraud defense lawyer from Alband, Lane & Balderama as soon as possible. We are skilled litigators who can protect your rights and provide insight you need.
If you are in Fort Worth and have been charged with fraud, a lawyer could be your best chance at a positive outcome to your fraud defense case. Contact Alband, Lane & Balderama to request a free case evaluation!
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