Fraud is among the most common of all the white collar criminal charges a defendant can face. This is because “fraud” is a broad term that encompasses a huge range of behaviors and legal violations. Broadly defined, fraud is any use of dishonesty, deception, or coercion to illegally acquire money or other property. It is, in many ways, one of the oldest and most widely recognized offenses in the history of legal codes.
Whatever the specifics of the charge, it’s important to understand that a fraud allegation is quite serious. Depending on the facts of the case, a fraud charge can easily carry a significant prison term as a sentence. Because there are so many different varieties of fraud, it is difficult to say what sort of sentence can be expected in the case of a conviction. Sentencing for fraud is based on a number of factors, including:
Prosecutors take fraud charges seriously, and you can expect to face a vigorous prosecution if you are charged with fraud. You need an equally vigorous defense if you are to have a chance in court. Bill Nettles possesses a unique understanding of the criminal code, both state and federal, and uses that knowledge to help you.
When you’re charged with fraud, you need a criminal defense attorney with ample experience on your side. Bill Nettles has years of hands-on experience with these cases and knows them inside and out.
In the headings below, you will find examples of the different types of fraud. You can also learn more about insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, and Medicare fraud in full by following the provided links.