On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in White Collar Crimes on Friday, October 13, 2017.
Are you facing accusations or charges of fraud? If so, your legal situation is very serious, but a conviction is never your only option. Many in Colorado do not take their legal situation seriously when facing white collar crime charges, but you would be wise to take careful account of your situation and fight for your interests.
Fraud is a common type of white collar crime, and there are many different types of criminal activity that could fall under this category. Conviction could lead to time behind bars, penalties and other consequences that may have a long-term impact on your life. You would be wise not to face fraud charges alone, but to secure legal help as early as possible.
Understand the charges against you
Fraud is a type of financial crime committed with the intent of gaining monetary benefit. Generally, people commit fraud by deceit, misrepresentation and other deceptive means to get certain information or money from others. There are many different crimes that may fall into the category of fraud, and these include the following:
- Mail fraud
- Identity theft
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Tax fraud
- Credit or debit card fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Securities fraud
- Wire fraud
- Telemarketing fraud
No matter the specific nature of your case, you have the right to defend yourself against any type of fraud charge. Your prompt action could be beneficial for your defense and allow for the collection of evidence that may support your case.
It is prudent to take these charges seriously, even if you do not believe that the case against you is very strong. Most fraud charges are felony crimes, which means that you could face anything from time behind bars and steep fines to probation and more. This does not include the consequences unrelated to criminal penalties, such as the loss of your job, reputation and future career opportunities.
Fighting back against serious charges
Where should you start when facing criminal charges related to any type of fraud? The first step in your strong defense strategy is to seek experienced guidance as early as possible. Even if you are not yet facing formal charges but are currently under investigation, you would still benefit from taking the appropriate steps to protect your interests.
When facing white collar crime charges, an aggressive defense is imperative. Don’t wait to learn how you could avoid jail time, challenge the prosecution’s case and mitigate other penalties you face.