Criminal Fraud Lawyers
What is Criminal Fraud?
Criminal Fraud is a White Collar Crime that includes anything intended to deceive, including all statements, acts, concealments, and omissions involving a breach of legal duty, trust or confidence, which results in injury to one who justifiably relies.
Criminal fraud exists when someone:
- Lies to you
- Conceals from you
- You justifiably rely on or are hurt by the lie or concealment
If You are Accused of Criminal Fraud
You can be arrested and convicted of the crime of criminal fraud. Criminal consequences include:
- Probation or parole
- Restitution (pay victims for losses)
The likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on:
- Severity of the criminal fraud
- Prior convictions
- Attitude of the community and court towards this type of crime
- Currently on probation or parole
You can also be held civilly liable to the victim in a private lawsuit for money. This could include:
- Having a money judgment taken against you
- Punitive damages
- Canceling any contracts
Accused of Criminal Fraud?
If you are accused of Criminal Fraud, you should speak to a lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.
Victims of Criminal Fraud
If you are a victim of Criminal Fraud, you should call the police. If there is sufficient evidence, the police will then forward your case to the District Attorney's office to prosecute the person who committed the criminal fraud against you.
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Last Modified: 02-03-2014 10:56 AM PST
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