Fraud is defined as an intentional deception, or false statement, that is meant to injure a person. In its broadest sense, a fraud is a deception made for personal gain. The “injury” in fraud is the depriving a person of money or other property that rightfully belongs to that person. With such a broad definition, it is no wonder that there are so many different types of fraud, some examples include:
Credit Card Fraud
Fraud can be a complicated criminal offense that should not be confused with forgery, a similar crime. Fraud is a crime that typically involves general intent, while forgery involves a specific purpose and a specific thought process. Clearly the line between the two offenses is one that is best left to be determined by one of experienced Fraud Defense Attorneys.
Criminal fraud charges can be brought against individuals or a business. The penalties for fraud can range from heavy fines and probation, to serious prison terms. If you have been charged with committing fraud in Michigan, it is extremely important that you hire an experienced fraud defense attorney from Zaher. Our lawyers ensure that all of our clients receive accurate legal advice and that their rights are aggressively defended. Whether you have been accused of insurance fraud, credit card fraud, identity fraud, internet fraud, or any other form of fraud we can help you! The skilled fraud defense attorneys at our firm have more than 20 years of combined legal experience representing clients in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and other Michigan counties. It is our goal to have our clients cases dismissed, or have them acquitted. Call Criminal Defense lawyers today to discuss your case with a fraud defense lawyer
Know your rights. Don't forfeit them without a fight.
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Michigan or elsewhere in Wayne County, it is important to speak with an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney about your rights and options. Many people know that they have rights when they have been arrested or charged with a crime.
Surprisingly, however, many people chose to essentially forfeit these rights by not fully utilizing their state and federal statutory and constitutional protections both before and after they are arrested or charged with a crime. People seeking legal advice often call us after they have already plead guilty or accepted some other resolution to their case and believe that they have made a mistake. Often, they felt pressured into accepting a resolution that they did not believe was fair or appropriate.
Unfortunately, by this time, it is often extremely difficult for us to assist them because their case has already been resolved. And, in Michigan, undoing a guilty plea can be very complex. In nearly every possible instance, it best to retain experienced counsel as soon as possible.
This allows your criminal attorney to explore all of your options and assist you in making a truly informed decision about how you should proceed. It also allows your lawyer to thoroughly review all of the evidence and properly investigate the matter.
The city or the state has the burden of proving their case in every criminal matter. Make them do it
In all Michigan criminal cases, the city or the county is required to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a substantial burden. In many cases, you may also have one or more legal defenses available to you. But these statutory defenses must be properly raised and argued.
All defendants have the right to an attorney at all court hearings. And, it is important that you have a lawyer by your side at all criminal proceedings. This is true even if you do not believe that the offense with which you have been charged is a serious one, and it is especially true if you believe that you have done nothing wrong and are innocent.
If you choose to hire us as your legal representation, we will handle all court appearances connected to your case. We will fight for the best outcome possible so that you can get on with your life.
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