Fraud Charges

Fraud Charges Defense Attorneys in Jacksonville

Florida criminal defense attorneys fight state and federal fraud charges

While in some cases, fraud charges are made at the state level, most frequently fraud is a federal matter investigated by the FBI and other federal agencies. Once a federal investigation is complete, the U.S. Attorney’s Office handles the prosecution.

At Fallgatter & Catlin, P.A. in Jacksonville, the fraud defense attorney who handles such cases, Curtis S. Fallgatter, was a federal prosecutor for 17 years. As the Chief Assistant for the Jacksonville, Florida office, he prosecuted and oversaw the prosecution of federal fraud cases. Bringing decades of criminal law experience from the perspective of both sides of the courtroom, he works diligently to examine your records and protect your rights with his in-depth understanding of what the prosecution is looking for. By retaining our firm early in the process, you give us a head start on preparing your case and making appropriate motions.

Our objective is to avoid having charges filed, to have charges dropped or to present evidence that convinces a grand jury they should not vote for an indictment. But then in the event that your case does go to trial, our Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys prepare thoroughly to present a powerful and compelling defense.

Types of fraud charges

Examples of fraud charges include the following:

  • Bank fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Medicare/Medicaid fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Commodities fraud
  • Payroll check fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Computer piracy
  • Tax evasion
  • Ponzi or pyramid scheme
  • Securities fraud/SEC violations
  • Insider trading
  • Advanced fee scheme
  • Mortgage scam
  • Copyright infringement

Our firm represents clients in both federal and state fraud cases.

The real criminals can cause you to be unfairly charged

The federal government makes reporting fraud easy through its STOPFRAUD.gov website. Unfortunately, individuals who conduct fraudulent activities can easily use this reporting service to focus attention away from their own actions. Any report can initiate an investigation. So even if you only suspect that a company or organization you are involved with may have taken part in fraudulent activities or may be under investigation for fraud, your best course of action is to seek experienced legal counsel immediately. Our criminal defense lawyers can review your affairs and determine if the prosecution could hold you liable, and, if so, what action can protect you.

Contact our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers at the first sign you may be charged

An initial consultation with our lawyer is free, and you are under no obligation. Understanding the legal situation and protecting your rights may be one of the best decisions you ever make. Call our office at (904) 353-5800 or contact us online to arrange an appointment.

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