If you’ve been accused of fraud in the state of Arizona, you deserve an aggressive criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. A fraud charge in Arizona can carry a prison sentence of up to 12.5 years, and in some cases, a prison sentence is mandatory — even for a first-time offender. For a person with at least two allegeable prior felony convictions, prison sentences reach 35 years. The sentences for fraud charges vary, depending on the type of offense and the value of property or amount of money involved. That’s why it is crucial for you to retain the services of an experienced fraud defense attorney. The Schill Law Group has more than 100 years of combined criminal defense experience, and particularly in the case of fraud charges, we can often get theft charges downgraded and possibly even dismissed altogether. We offer free consultations and our attorneys stand ready to hear your case.
There are two different natures of fraud charges: civil or criminal. Civil fraud applies to circumstances involving bad faith, in which case penalties are designed to reprimand the offender and return the victim to the original financial position he or she was in prior to the fraudulent action. A criminal fraud charge, assumes intent by the fraud perpetrator.
Types of Fraud
By definition several elements are required in order for a fraud charge to stand. In general, a fraud charge must prove a misrepresentation of a fact:
- By a person or entity who knows or believes the fact to be false
- To a person or entity who justifiably relies on the misrepresentation
- Involving injury or loss resulting from this reliance
Typically, each of these elements must be proven individually in order for an incidence to be deemed fraud.
The Schill Law Group can defend you on numerous types of fraud charges in Arizona:
- Bank fraud
- Securities fraud
- Tax fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mail fraud
- Wire fraud
- Identity theft
- Unemployment fraud
- And more
Schill Law Group’s fraud attorneys will work with you to plan the best possible defense for your case. We can consult with you over the phone or in person, with no obligation. Your conversation with us is strictly confidential. Call us today.