Fraud charges can include any activity that grants yourself an unfair or illegal financial advantage or harms another individual or causes them loss at your benefit. Fraud charges can result in severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, fines and reparations, and a loss of your job or reputation. In addition, many fraud crimes are also federal crimes, meaning you can be subject to multiple penalties in both state and federal courts.
If you are facing fraud charges and don’t know where to turn, contact the San Diego criminal defense attorney at Ghassemkhani Law for the insights and experience to protect your rights.
Though some crimes are charged as misdemeanors, other felony offenses and can result in harsh penalties or deportation if you are an immigrant. In fact, many fraud charges are considered “wobblers,” which means the prosecutor can push for a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. Because of the nature of fraud crimes, California law permits the government to lawfully seize property, money, or other assets involved in the fraud.
There are defenses that a skilled San Diego criminal defense attorney can use to fight your fraud charges, including a lack of fraudulent intent, mistaken identity, and entrapment by police or investigative agencies, among others.
Therefore, in order to confront fraud charges, you need knowledgeable counsel to fight for the truth on your behalf. Mr. Ghassemkhani has spent the past 12 years handling over 6,500 cases. He is passionate about defending you against your fraud charges.
To schedule an appointment, call (619) 452-3773 for a free consultation tailored to your precise situation and needs.