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Being accused of fraud can have a significant impact on your overall well-being. As you contend with any fraud charges leveled against you, you may find the stability of your job, family structure, and future at risk.
Fortunately, an Arizona fraud lawyer can help you combat these charges and protect your way of life. Our skilled defense attorneys have extensive experience helping clients with fraud charges and are not afraid to fight for you in court. Schedule a free consultation to learn more.
Arizona Revised Statute § 13-2310 outlines fraud. Under state law, any party accused of defrauding another individual, business, or institution may face legal sanctions. The statute also notes that even conspiracy to commit fraud may result in charges, depending on the actions of any individual involved in the conspiracy. Fraud in Arizona most often involves the deliberate deception of another individual to secure additional funds.
The laws surrounding fraud are complicated because, depending on the kind of fraud, the crime may be a violation of federal law as well as a violation of Arizona law. Types of fraud cases include:
It is essential to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if facing any type of fraud charges. A skilled lawyer can help you understand the allegations being made against you and work with you to build a defense.
While certain parties can be charged with fraud on its own, there are often other charges to go along with the initial accusations. For example, money laundering on a state and federal level often comes up in fraud cases.
Parties accused of fraud will most often see their cases tied up in a broader assessment of white-collar crime. Breaking down these accusations can take time, but a knowledgeable attorney can make the process more comprehensible.
Under most circumstances, fraud is a felony. At worst, fraud may be classified as a class 2 felony which can result in fines up to $150,000 in fines and up to seven years in prison. An individual with an existing criminal record may face aggravated penalties for fraud.
Fraud charges and related consequences can vary depending on the specific nature of the charge. It is best to speak with an attorney experienced in Arizona fraud cases to go over the potential penalties associated with the unique charges you are facing.
Fraud charges and the court process can be confusing. Instead of letting these charges overwhelm you, know that you can reach out for guidance. An Arizona fraud lawyer can walk you through your legal options, working with you to build a strong defense against your charges.
The legal team at Grand Canyon Law Group is dedicated to protecting your rights. Reach out today to discuss your fraud case with an experienced professional.