Fraud is a term used to describe a dishonest attempt to collect or gain money. For example, someone may be charged with fraud if they are selling a product or service under false pretenses. If any type of good, or service, is misrepresented it may be considered a fraudulent offense.
Someone may also be charged with fraud if they have been found guilty of related offenses, such as drug conspiracy. Many times, an act of fraud can be connected to a network of individuals working together.
If you or someone you know is facing charges related to fraud, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
A first-time charge pertaining to fraud can mean up to 20-years in prison, with an additional monetary fine. Depending on the circumstances of the fraud, the severity of sentencing may vary, but is generally pretty harsh.
If you are facing charges of fraud, call: (216) 407-5199, and speak with a skilled defense attorney.