Fraud generally refers to using false information and misrepresentations to wrongfully obtain something that is not yours. There are many different types of fraud that can result in criminal charges, which fall under the category of theft offenses under Indiana law. No matter what type of fraud accusations you face, however, there is the real possibility of long-lasting consequences and impact on your life if you are convicted of a fraud crime.
Always protect your rights and your future if you are suspected or accused of fraud crimes. Contact an Indiana fraud defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Fraud can involve different schemes and targets, and some common fraud cases might involve the following:
While each of the above is a type of fraud, each offense has its own elements that the prosecutor must prove to obtain a conviction. Your defense lawyer will know how to challenge the elements of your specific charge to seek a dismissal of your case or a favorable plea deal involving reduced penalties or charges.
Fraud crimes are commonly charged as Class A misdemeanors or Level 6 felonies in Indiana. Under some circumstances involving significant sums of money or property stolen by fraud, the charges can be escalated to Level 5 felonies. Some penalties for a fraud conviction might include:
In addition to court-ordered penalties, having fraud convictions on your record can have a major impact on your job prospects and well into the future. Having the right defense can minimize the consequences you face for fraud offenses in many situations.
If you believe you are under investigation for fraud, you have been arrested, or you already face fraud charges, your first call should be to The Law Offices of Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP. Please contact us so we can get started on your defense today.
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