Fraud Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
An arrest for fraud – be it tax fraud, mail fraud, forgery, identity theft, check fraud, wire fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud or any other type – can be a stressful and frightening situation.
Tough penalties exist that can send white collar criminals to prison and strip them of their liberty and dignity, not to mention the high fines you will have to pay for a fraud conviction.
If you have been arrested for mail fraud, wire fraud or credit card fraud, you have also probably had theft charges brought against you as well. Since fraud is defined as “wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain”, it is possible that other theft charges of the actual stolen goods, property or money will be applied.
Many fraud cases, such as mail fraud or wire fraud are prosecuted as federal crimes. Fraud can become a federal crime if it involves the U.S. Postal Service or any other type of telecommunication device, like the Internet.
Penalties for fraud are highly dependent on the type of fraud committed and the amount of money that was allegedly stolen. If convicted of a summary offense, you could face a minimum sentence of up to 90 days in jail. If convicted of a felony, a fraud crime can sentence you to up to twenty years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
If you have been arrested or suspect that you may be arrested soon, it is in your best interest to call an experienced Pennsylvania Fraud Attorney right away.
HAVING FRAUD CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST YOU
DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.
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Types of Fraud
As the information age has introduced many new ways of using deception to make a financial gain, fraud has become a more common crime. It is easier to use computers and technology to commit acts of fraud such as stealing someone’s identity, creating false documents, forging documents and embezzling money.
Shrager Defense Attorneys defend people who have been charged with any of the following:
- Insurance Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud (also known as Access Device Fraud in Pennsylvania)
- Mail Fraud
- Wire Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Forgery and Check Fraud
- Other Types of White Collar Crime
Penalties for Fraud in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania the type of fraud committed and the other potential and alleged charges (such as theft), as well as the amount of money allegedly stolen is going to determine the length of the prison sentence and the amount of the fine. The best way to know what you are really up against is to call an experienced Fraud Attorney.
However, below are the fraud penalties upon conviction in Pennsylvania. In addition to these penalties, other sentencing may apply such as paying back the stolen money. You may also face Federal crime charges in which case the penalties could greatly increase.
- Summary Offense: Up to 90 days of jail time and a fine of $300.
- Third Degree Misdemeanor: Up to one year of jail time and a $2,000 fine.
- Second Degree Misdemeanor: Up to two years of jail time and a $5,000 fine.
- First Degree Misdemeanor: Up to five years of jail time and a $10,000 fine.
- Third Degree Felony: Up to Seven years of prison time and a $15,000 fine.
- Second Degree Felony: Up to 10 years of prison time and a $25,000 fine.
Fraud Attorneys Who Fight for Your Rights
If you have been arrested or suspect that you may be arrested soon, it is in your best interest to call an experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney.
Speaking with a compassionate attorney who will listen closely to you and help you understand your rights is the first step in defending your freedom.
Call Attorney David Shrager today at 412-969-2540 for a free consultation. At Shrager Defense Attorneys we do everything possible to attack your charges and fight for your rights.
Attorney David J. Shrager is an experienced attorney who thoroughly understands the rules and procedures of both the federal courts and courts in Pennsylvania. He knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and is well respected among his peers and colleagues in the Pittsburgh legal community.
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