Orlando Fraud Lawyer
Florida Fraud Defense Lawyer
Fraud is a crime of dishonesty. While a conviction on fraud charges can result in significant fines and jail time, the damage it does to your career can be even more serious. Few employers would want to hire someone with a fraud conviction on his or her record.
At The Umansky Law Firm, we are here to make sure a fraud arrest does not haunt you for the rest of your life. Our experience as former prosecutors allows us to give you an honest evaluation of your case so that you will know your options from the start. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Florida Fraud Charges
You can be charged with fraud any time you are accused of obtaining money by false pretenses. Examples of fraud include:
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage and real estate fraud
- Mail fraud
- Securities fraud
- Theft by fraud
- Writing bad checks
The seriousness of the charge depends on the amount taken. Theft of $300 to $20,000 by fraud is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in jail. Theft of $20,000 to $100,000 by fraud is a second-degree felony, punishable up to 15 years in jail. Theft of more than $100,000 by fraud is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Defenses in Fraud Cases
There are defenses in fraud cases. One is that whatever you are accused of doing was not fraudulent. In difficult economic times, business deals can go sour and people can lose money. That doesn't mean you committed fraud. The state has the burden of proving that you intended to defraud someone.
Fraud cases are often tough to prove and require many pieces of evidence that the government cannot produce to secure a conviction! An experience lawyer can guide you through this minefield of difficult choices you may have to make.
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To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando fraud attorney at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.