Fraud Crimes

San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney

Fraud crimes typically involve theft by means of deceit or misrepresentation. Scammers and con artists trick victims out of money through deception and false promises. Generally, the individual committing fraud knows they are committing fraud and deceiving another individual. There are some cases of fraud which are committed unknowingly. In those cases, the offender fails to disclose certain information to the victim or unintentionally omits something from paperwork.

If you were charged with fraud, you should contact an experienced San Antonio criminal defense attorney immediately. The sooner we begin working together, the better chances you have at a favorable outcome for your case.

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Types of Fraud

Below our San Antonio criminal defense attorney discusses the common types of fraud schemes.

Identity theft—Identity theft is the transfer or procurement of another person’s identifying information without their permission to use in a harmful manner.

Mortgage Fraud—This crime is committed when someone intentionally lies, omits, or confuses important information while completing the mortgage application and approval process.

Accident Fraud—Due to the large amounts of compensation car accident victims can receive, some people resort to staging or purposefully causing car accidents in order to receive money.

Mail Fraud—Mail fraud involves the use of the U.S. postal system to ensnare victims. These types of schemes usually require payment once the victim has been hooked into the scheme.

Check Fraud – this could include omitting, lying or misrepresenting yourself in any way on a check. Many hear about credit card identity theft, but check fraud and forgery are still prevalent.

Credit Card Fraudacts of credit card fraud include using a credit card that belongs to someone else without their permission. It also includes buying, selling or accepting a credit card you know is stolen.

Penalties for Fraud

The nature of the fraud committed, how much money was stolen and the number of previous offenses are all factors in determining the penalty for fraud in San Antonio. You could face a minimum of 180 days in jail and a maximum of 99 years in state prison depending on how much money was stolen and how many people were deceived. If this is your first fraud charge a skilled criminal defense attorney could help you get your charges reduced.

Contact A San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have recently been charged with fraud, it is in your best interest to contact a skilled San Antonio criminal defense attorney so you can begin building a solid defense. When your freedom and reputation are at stake, it is imperative you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to work with you from the start. At the Law Office of John J. Fox, we are deeply invested in providing our clients with straightforward legal solutions and aggressive courtroom representation. Our attorney has nearly 20 years of experience protecting the rights of those charged with criminal offenses.

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