Criminal Defense Fraud

by | Dec 10, 2018 | Criminal Defense

Criminal fraud is a particular type of white collar crime in criminal defense cases, which involves any act that is intended to to deceive another through false representation of the value of something. access device fraud Elements used to prove that criminal fraud has occurred frequently include: first, that the misrepresentation of facts by the defendant when he knows that the facts that he is misrepresenting are wrong. Second, the defendant makes the misrepresentations with the intention to deceive the victim and, finally, that the misrepresentation results in fraud being committed to the person who relies on the false information. Results of injury to the victim or most frequently, financial damages being suffered by the victim is frequently something that the government must prove occurred beyond a reasonable doubt.

There are several kinds of fraud that exist in criminal defense cases. The different types fraud that can exist include insurance fraud, credit/debit fraud, gambling fraud, pharmacy fraud, and identity theft. Other forms of fraud are mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud, forgery, and romance scams. drug possession These crimes can be charged by the government as either federal crimes or state crimes. If the charges are brought as state crimes then they are usually brought by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. This is in particularly true with insurance fraud and medicade fraud. When charged with criminal fraud, consequences can result in imprisonment, probation, and restitution. The length of prison that an accused can face for committing a fraud crime is directly related to the amount of the fraud, (the higher the amount of the loss the larger the amount of prison time), and by the accused’s prior record. Other factors include the severity of the crime, whether or not the accused committed the crime with other individuals, the amount of money taken, and the victim whom was targeted. Besides criminal consequences, civil actions may be taken as well.

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