When faced with a difficult situation, we would all like to find an easy way out, but that can oftentimes lead to committing fraud.

If you’re faced with charges of fraud, the attorneys at Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant are well versed in this legal area and are ready to help you with your case.

Fraud, oftentimes referred to as “white collar crime,” is a criminal act that involves any intentional or deliberate action to wrongfully deprive another person or entity of property, money or services via trickery, deception, false representation or other unfair means. If allegations of fraud are filed against you, or if you learn that you are under investigation, it is vital to seek out a skilled criminal defense lawyer who is well versed in handling fraud cases.

At Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP, our criminal defense lawyers defend clients facing misdemeanor and felony fraud accusations of every sort, including theft by check, identity theft and forgery. If you have been accused of committing fraud, contact our Denton, Texas criminal defense lawyers here, or call us at (940) 387-3518 today.

What Is Fraud?

Fraud is an illegal activity that occurs when a person obtains something of value (e.g., money, services, etc.) from another entity under false pretenses. There are many activities that fall under the broad scope of fraud, but some of the most common fraudulent actions include:

  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Billing fraud
  • Cell phone fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Computer hacking
  • Corruption
  • Counterfeiting
  • Disaster relief fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion and bribery
  • Forgery
  • Health care fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Insurance fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Larceny/theft
  • Marriage fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Perjury
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Securities fraud
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Welfare fraud
  • Wire fraud

 

A Deeper Look into Fraud Cases

Fraud cases tend to be complex. A conviction can result in fines, jail or prison time as well as job loss and limitation of future employment and educational opportunities. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, both state and federal violations may be involved. Therefore, it is in your best interest to have an experienced attorney at your side to protect your legal rights and provide effective representation.

With a background in prosecution in Denton County, TX as well as years of criminal defense experience, our attorneys possess insight and knowledge of the Texas criminal justice system that benefits our clients. Our firm’s working relationships with lawyers, judges and court authorities in many cases help us negotiate with prosecutors to dismiss or reduce charges filed against our clients.

 

Contact Our Lawyers for Help with Fraud Today

If you require legal help regarding fraud, identity theft or forgery charges, you can count on Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP’s hard-earned expertise. Our criminal defense attorneys understand your reputation, livelihood and future are at stake, so you can rest assured that we will handle your case with the utmost discretion and care.

When you seek our counsel, we will ensure you understand both the charges filed against you and their consequences if you were to be convicted. After a thorough investigation of your case, we will develop a strategy and take every step available to obtain the best outcome possible. Call us today at (940) 387-3518, or contact us here. There is no charge for an initial consultation to learn how we can help!