Florida Unemployment Compensation Fraud Charges

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What is Unemployment Compensation Fraud in Florida

In Florida unemployment compensation fraud is defined when a person makes a false statement or purposely fails to disclose information with the purpose of increasing any benefits or payments as it relates to unemployment compensation.

Recent Case Result

Burglary, Fraud, & Petit Theft Charges Dropped

Attorney Zahra Umansky represented a client charged with Burglary of a Conveyance (car), Fraudulent Use of a credit card, & Petit Theft. It was alleged that the client broke into a car & stole a credit card that was allegedly used fraudulently. Attorney Umansky’s aggressive representation was successful in getting the prosecutor to dismiss all charges against her client!

Unemployment Compensation Fraud Penalties

In theory it’s a 3rd degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, a $5,000 fine, and five years probation. Realistically, what the Government wants is their money back. If you’ve never been in trouble before, it’s sometimes possible to get into a diversionary program, where with full restitution the Government would let you pay the money back, and then do community service hours or take a class.

At the end of the whole thing, the case can be dismissed and you can get it expunged. That’s one possibility. On the flip side, they might be looking at probation, and you’re also possibly looking at some jail time, depending upon how complicated and dishonest the whole scheme was. It may be beneficial in some situations to retain a defense attorney that can potentially get you into a diversion program which will results in this whole matter getting dismissed.

Contact an Orlando Unemployment Fraud Lawyer

The attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm are former prosecutors and know what strategies will be used against you. We have experience trying and winning fraud cases. Contact one of our Orlando theft lawyers today for a free case review 407-228-3838.

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Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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