Fraud encompasses a variety of criminal activities that can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges. Generally, fraud is some type of deceitful conduct that is used to gain something of value, such as information, money, services, or goods. It can be committed against individuals, groups, or governments and may be investigated by both state and federal agencies.
At LaHood Norton Law Group, our team of former prosecutors is dedicated to providing you with exceptional legal counsel and support in the face of fraud accusations. Our firm has deep experience handling all types of complex fraud charges and investigations. Depending on the circumstances of your case, our San Antonio fraud defense lawyers may be able to get your case dismissed, your charges reduced, or your sentence reduced.
Many types of crimes involving misrepresentation, false statements, and other forms of manipulation for financial gain can be considered fraudulent.
Examples of fraud include:
Penalties for fraud depend on the nature of the crime, the extent of the damage caused, the number of people affected, and whether it falls under state or federal jurisdiction. For example, credit card fraud can lead to felony penalties of 180 days up to two years in prison with fines of up to $10,000. The most serious fraud charges involve illegally obtained financial gains of more than $200,000 which are punishable by 5 to 99 years in prison.
A fraud conviction can cause serious damage to your reputation and make it difficult to obtain employment, housing, and education. At LaHood Norton Law Group, our San Antonio fraud defense attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your legal rights and helping you achieve positive results through investigation, research, legal analysis, negotiation, and a strong court presence.