State And Federal Level Fraud Charges
Fraud is broadly defined in California and federal law as the nonviolent use of deception or concealment of facts to deprive a consumer of their money, property or rights. Types of fraud commonly prosecuted in court include:
- Wire fraud
- Securities or investment fraud
- Auto insurance fraud and other types of insurance fraud
- Internet fraud
- Embezzlement from an employer
- Tax fraud
- Mail fraud
- Telemarketing fraud
Our firm, Yeretsian Law, can represent you if you are accused of any of these types of fraud or many others. Our founder, Lara Yeretsian, is a veteran criminal defense attorney and understands how the prosecution will view your case.
How To Defend Yourself Against A Fraud Charge
Although fraud charges are often leveled after extensive investigations, many cases are not as air-tight as the prosecution makes them appear. With Lara Yeretsian as your attorney, it may be possible to use one of the following as a legitimate defense against your fraud charge:
- Lack of intent to commit fraud. Sometimes, mistakes happen, but there is no desire to deprive the person bringing the charges of what they were promised.
- Insufficient evidence. The level of evidence required to convict is subjective and a case can be made that your situation does not meet it.
- Good faith belief. If you genuinely believed that your actions were legal and proper, this can be a defense similar to the lack of intent concept.
- Duress. If you acted fraudulently because you had real reason to fear for your own or your family’s safety because someone was threatening you, this may be a potential defense strategy.
Our firm will listen carefully to your story and advise you about what actions are most likely to lead to a positive resolution of your case.
Let Us Represent Your Side Of The Story
Even after you have been arrested for a fraud crime, you have due process rights and are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Our firm’s lawyer can study the evidence against you and counter it with a strong defense. Call us in our Glendale office at 818-741-1220 or use our online contact form to set up a free case consultation. We serve all of greater Los Angeles.
Our practice speaks Spanish, Arabic and Armenian.