Have you been charged with fraud? Call expert fraud defense attorney Torrence L Howell now
Fraud is defined as any act intended to result in an unfair or undeserved benefit to yourself while also causing another person to suffer harm or loss. The California Penal Code discusses many different kinds of fraud, including insurance fraud, internet fraud, real estate fraud, credit card fraud, check fraud, and mail fraud. Most of these frauds are committed with intent to profit from the crime. Another common motivation for fraud is to escape criminal culpability for some other action. If you have been accused of fraud, you can engage the services of Torrence L Howell as your southern California fraud defense lawyer.
Consequences of a Fraud Conviction
There are lots of different types of fraud, so it’s no surprise that there are also many different penalties for a fraud conviction. The consequences of a given fraud conviction will depend not only on the type of fraud and whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor, but also on the magnitude of the fraud and the convict’s prior criminal record. In general, you can expect to receive steep fines and significant jail time as the result of a conviction for fraud. The state of California may also confiscate any property or assets they can prove to have been gained as a result of the fraud.
Possible Legal Defenses for fraud Charges
There are several avenues for a criminal defense lawyer to explore in a fraud case. First of all, the attorney can try to prove that their client was misidentified as the perpetrator of the fraud. This might be done by casting doubt on eyewitness testimony or by showing that the circumstantial evidence could actually point to someone else. Another possibility is to consider whether entrapment was involved in getting their client to commit the fraudulent act. Finally, a fraud defense attorney can argue that their client did not act with fraudulent intent. Without the intent to unfairly direct benefits to themselves and/or to deprive another of those benefits, no fraud could have been committed.
Why Choose Torrence L Howell as your Fraud Defense Lawyer in Southern California
As a southern California criminal defense attorney who also holds an MBA and has extensive experience in business law, Torrence L Howell makes an excellent choice of defense lawyer in cases involving fraudulent business activities. He can get to the bottom of the most complicated case using his expertise in fraud law and help you to craft a strong defense.