Fraud Defense Lawyer in Napa
Experienced Legal Defense Throughout Napa County
On both the state and national levels, crimes involving deception and dishonesty are considered serious crimes by law enforcement.
Fraud crimes involve a wide range of criminal offenses that involve either:
- an act resulting in an unfair benefit or advantage for the defendant, and/or
an act resulting in harm or loss to another.
According to this standard, the result is a broad category of criminal offenses ranging from counterfeiting a California state driver’s license to insurance fraud and everything in between.
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In order to bring about a conviction for a fraud-related crime, the prosecution will be required to show that the defendant had motive to commit the crime intentionally.
Motive for a fraud crime includes:
- The act was committed intentionally for the purpose of personal financial gain
The act was committed intentionally for the purpose of evading criminal culpability
State fraud offenses can range between misdemeanor and felony level charges, depending on the type of crime committed, the degree to which it was committed, and the defendant’s criminal history. As a result, penalties for fraud crimes also vary depending on the level of the specific charge.
Examples of fraud crimes prosecuted by the state of California include, but are not limited to:
- Insurance fraud
Mortgage and real estate fraud
Check and credit card fraud
Forgery and identity theft
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If you have been arrested in connection to a fraud-related crime, there are several defense approaches to protect you from unfair conviction and protect your rights. The key is to equip yourself with strong legal defense by an experienced fraud defense attorney. At the Law Office of Douglas Pharr, we believe in delivering results for our clients. Our Napa fraud defense lawyer has been vigorously defending clients against a wide range of charges for more than 20 years.
Get strong legal defense on your side and contact us at (707) 674-5868 today for your free case evaluation.