Pittsburgh Fraud & White Collar Crimes Attorneys
Learn more about fraud charges and how a criminal defense lawyer can help you.
If you or a family member have been accused of a fraud-related crime, you are probably very worried about what will happen next.
Fraud crimes, such as identity fraud and insurance fraud, cost businesses billions of dollars. As a result, companies make it a priority to track down those that they suspect of fraudulent behavior. You may have been the target of months or even years of investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement. The prosecutor who is handed your case will have very detailed and specific information about you and your activities that they can use against you.
Working with an experienced defense attorney can help you avoid some of the harshest consequences of fraud charges.
The Right Defense for Your Fraud Charge
A charge like fraud can have a serious and life-long impact if you’re convicted, and the prosecution will likely be stacking the evidence against you. Typically you may even have investigators or law enforcement asking you or people you know questions about certain activities, withdrawals, transactions, or more. If this is the case, you need an attorney. They will be compiling information you’ve given them or information that others have given them. Having represented clients on fraud charges, I know that the best defense starts before you’re even charged. I can see what evidence they’re trying to use against you, determine whether or not it’s admissible under the law, and build defense evidence and witnesses to help improve your legal situation.
Even if your charges are dismissed, a fraud charge can be damaging to your future. I can help you through the criminal expungement process so you don’t have to worry about the lasting effects.
Scope of Fraud Crimes
In Pittsburgh, fraud offenses include everything from staging a car accident with your minivan so you can turn it in as an insurance claim to obtaining cell phone service and credit cards with stolen personal information.
- Access Device Fraud — What happens when you are convicted of misusing a credit card.
- Identity Theft — What to expect if you are arrested for identity theft.
- Food Stamp Fraud — The consequences of food stamp fraud charges for both businesses and individuals.
- Insurance Fraud — How insurance fraud is investigated and prosecuted.