Being charged with any criminal offense is daunting. Being charged with fraud is particularly stressful because the penalties are extremely harsh.
There are different types of fraud ranging from writing a check knowing you have insufficient funds to white collar crimes. Some specific fraud charges include, but are not limited to:
- Larceny by false pretenses: There are certain elements the government must prove and it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the nature and value of the property taken. If convicted of a felony, you face from one to 20 years in prison and hefty fines.
- Embezzlement: Taking property from someone who trusted you with it. Embezzlement charges are often brought against workers in professional offices who are entrusted with handling money and depositing it into the business bank account.
- Credit card fraud: Using a credit card that does not belong to you or making false representations on your application for such a card.
- Identity theft: Appropriating someone else’s identity and using it as your own.
- Tax fraud: Making false representations on your tax returns such as claiming deductions you do not have and under-reporting your income.
- Business fraud: Being accused of engaging in deceptive trade practices.
- Fraud by omission: Not revealing important information you know about that is legally required to be revealed.
The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall can defend you from fraud charges
Faraji Rosenthall, a Fairfax fraud attorney, spent four years prosecuting felonies before becoming a criminal defense attorney. He has knowledge of how the Virginia criminal courts work from both the prosecution and defense sides. He knows how prosecutors think and what deals they are willing to make because he was one. He also knows what to expect from the judges and has learned which ones are sympathetic and which ones consistently hand down harsh sentences.
All fraud charges are serious. Each case needs to be individually evaluated and a personal defense plan prepared. If you believe you are under investigation for fraud, do not wait for charges to be filed. Contact Mr. Rosenthall as soon as possible. He can work with you and the prosecutor and challenge the evidence at an early stage. It is possible to prevent charges from being filed or at a minimum, having reduced charges to fight.
In addition to harsh criminal penalties, you risk losing your reputation, your job and your family. In some fraud cases, forfeiture of assets may be part of the penalty. The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall will zealously and vigorously fight to protect all of your constitutional rights and is committed to preservation of your freedom and assets if at all possible.