Any form of deception or dishonesty to a gain a benefit, financial or otherwise, is strictly illegal by Rhode Island State laws. Even though this is a criminal violation, it is also possible for fraudulent acts to be considered a “civil wrong,” and therefore open to civil lawsuits for nominal or punitive damages. If you are being accused of fraud, you need to work with a team of professionals who can challenge your charges, criminal, civil, or both.
At the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey, our Rhode Island white collar crimes attorney can provide you with the fair and powerful representation you need and deserve. When you come to our law firm, you will be supported by a group who takes your charges seriously.
People choose our firm for representation due to our various honors and accolades, such as:
- 30 years of legal experience
- Former prosecutor on our team
- Dozens of appreciative client testimonials
- “Superb” Avvo rating (both lead attorneys)
When you are facing criminal consequences and fraud accusations, contact us immediately.
Understand and Challenge the Fraud Charges Against You
The term “fraud” has a generally vague and open definition. Part of the trouble with fraud allegations is that the accusers can try to warp its meaning to whatever best suits their claims. If you want to fight against their words, you will need to understand the various forms of fraud, and how we can help you establish a defense that can challenge them.
Some forms of fraudulent activity include:
- Mail fraud
- Wire fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Tax fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
The penalties that you could be facing for a conviction on fraud are highly dependent on the details surrounding your case. Based on the circumstances and if your accusations involve breaking state or federal law, you could be facing either misdemeanor or felony charges. Regardless of the specifics, a conviction will be highly damaging to your well-being. You could be slammed with jail time, probation, steep fines, and repaying the amount that was allegedly stolen or forfeiting illegitimately.
Defending Your Future is Our Priority
Criminal cases involving fraud can be particularly tricky to the inexperienced defense attorney due to all the complications in the litigation and the fact that sometimes the right defense can seem like a he-said/she-said scenario. The Rhode Island white collar crimes defense lawyers at our firm know how to build a proper case that respects your rights and keeps you in a fair, unbiased light.
Rather than wondering if you will be able to walk free after your trial, start defending yourself with confidence now by requesting a free case evaluation with our firm.
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