HAVE YOU BEEN ACCUSED OF:
Fraud is generally defined as a knowing misrepresentation of fact. Under this general definition, there are many specific forms of fraud including:
- Mail Fraud
- Wire Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Investment Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Internet Fraud
- Prescription Fraud
- Telemarketing Fraud
- Securities Fraud
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Fraud typically involves obtaining money or property by use of deceptive means. For example, credit card fraud is the use of a credit card to obtain goods or property through the use of a credit card that is not yours. Bankruptcy fraud is committed when one misstates or conceals assets for the purpose of misleading creditors. Again, the elements of knowingly concealing, misstating or misrepresenting for the purpose of pecuniary gain.
FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF FRAUD
Fraud that crosses state lines, requires federal defense if charged federally. Federal sentencing guidelines for fraud are severe. If you suspect you are under investigation by the federal government, it is critical you obtain the services of an experienced federal criminal defense attorney.
States differe on their penalties for fraud, but they have a likeness to the federal sentencing guideline. White collar crime and federal fraud penalties are generally restitution, fines, and imprisonment. The federal court also imposes interest and penalty assessment fees. This can add up to high restitution penalties that can create a lifelong financial burden for the defendant. You need the best lawyers to keep you out of prison when being accused of fraud.
Experienced attorneys are instrumental in minimizing penalties and fines, saving the defendant thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Experienced attorneys can also help work out reasonable payment plans that actually allow for the defendant to pay the damages back over a reasonable and extensive time period.
Penalties for fraud depend on many factors, such as any priors on a person’s record, co-occuring charges, the amount of money involved and more.
- Prison – Up to 30 years per violation.
- Fines – Can range from thousands ofdollarss to even hundreds or millions of dollars or more depending on the severity of loss and whether it facilitated another crime.
- Restitution – The return of money or property to the damaged parties.
- Probation – Our lawyers have amazingly been able to get probation, with no time in prison, for some past clients.
DEFENSE OF FRAUD!
Your lawyer should always consider the possibility of a trial in your case, especially if you did not commit the alleged fraud. A trial does not only establish whether fraud was committed, but can also be used by attorneys to determine the amount of restitution.
For example, you may stipulate or admit to committing fraud involving 100,000 dollars; however your client claims the loss is 300,000 dollars. Ideally, your lawyer will build a defense for the amount of loss in a trial.
Penalties can add up to large amounts of money and prison sentencing in proportion to the financial losses caused by the fraud. An attorney with experience in white collar and fraud defense can help not only in defending against the charges but also in reducing the penalties.
Lawyers know that it is required by the prosecution to prove the amount of actual loss. A team of aggressive attorneys, along with forensic accountants and experts, can make all the difference in the world, in the results of your case.
Pre-trial preparation by your lawyers is the key to successful defense of fraud. Your defense team of attorneys needs to have the experience and expertise to examine computer and other records to determine how they might be used for your best defense. This investigation generally requires attorneys to make discovery motions compelling prosecutors, employers, banks and other institutions to turn over records used in your defense.
Because of the time and specialized skills involved, creating a defense requires a team of lawyers, not just a single attorney. Prosecutors do not pursue a fraud case unless they think they can prove it in trial. It is absolutely critical for your criminal lawyers to dig even deeper than the prosecution and inject reasonable doubt that will let you win in trial, if necessary.
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In the event, it is not possible to disprove a specific charge against you, our lawyers can be extremely helpful at sentence reduction. The complexity of fraud cases creates many opportunities for plea bargains, and the lattitude judges can have makes it possible to greatly reduce sentences and penalties.
WHY HIRE OUR LAWYERS?
At LibertyBell Law Group, we have a team of trial attorneys with experience defending against accusations of fraud. Our experience spans state courts across the country and federal courts. Our lawyers have successfully won cases involving millions of dollars and multiple years of defense in trial.
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At A Glance
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Executive Managing Attorney Gina Tennen is a renowned leading advocate of personal liberties. Her meticulous trial preparation and exceptional ability to pursue every possible defense has earned her the admiration of clients and respect from prosecutors, judges, and other criminal attorneys all over the nation.
Lawyer Tennen began her career as a Senior Law Clerk for one of the toughest District Attorney’s offices in the country where she gained remarkable experience in juvenile crimes, elder abuse, parole hearings, child abuse, sex and other serious crimes. Her experience at the District Attorney’s Office armed her knowledge and case strategy in exploiting the other side’s weaknesses for the client’s advantage and building a rock solid defense. Criminal attorney Tennen’s experience on both sides and brilliant maneuvering throughout is evidenced in her winning track record. In fact, even before earning her law degree, she was instrumental in getting excellent results on several criminal cases outshining her peers.
A consummate strategist and top criminal attorney, lawyer Tennen works tirelessly on many high profile criminal cases. She is known as a relentless fighter who never gives up on any case. Whether the case is hers or handled by another criminal defense attorney from LibertyBell Law Group, no matter how small the case may seem she asserts that every client deserves the right to the best legal representation.
It is her deep belief and what she has built her entire career and lifelong dedication to that there is always hope for every client and every avenue should be pursued regardless of the time and energy it takes. For criminal attorney, Gina Tennen, devoting the finest criminal defense for clients is a habit and talent that you must apply and do all the time.
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Ms. Ivanova’s aggressive defense of her clients’ freedoms and rights has earned her a reputation as both a zealous and successful criminal defense trial attorney in all criminal defense matters. She provides tenacious representation in both state and federal courts for those facing serious charges of sex crimes, federal violations, drug crimes, homicide, violence, white-collar crime, DUI and more. Ms. Ivanova has also successfully litigated some of the largest violence crimes in Los Angeles.
Even if an arrest has been made, Ms. Ivanova focuses on getting charges dropped before formal charging in court. It is important for a criminal defense professional to intervene early and aggressively, as she does.
Ms. Ivanova is a member of multiple legal associations. In addition to being a tough and fearless advocate in criminal defense cases, she genuinely cares about her clients and fights each case with unparalleled skill and determination to obtain the best possible outcome.
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