Fraud charges can include any activity that grants you an unfair or illegal financial advantage or harms another individual or causes them loss at your benefit. This can result in severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, fines and reparations, and a loss of your job or reputation. In addition, many fraud crimes are also federal crimes, meaning you can be subject to multiple penalties in state and federal courts.
If you face fraud charges in the San Diego area and don’t know where to turn, immediately contact Dod Law, APC, in Vista and Downtown San Diego, California. Led by attorney Dod Ghassemkhani, we are a criminal defense law firm that provides insight and experience to protect your rights.
Facing Fraud Charges in California?
Though some crimes are charged as misdemeanors, others are felony offenses and can result in harsh penalties or deportation if you are an immigrant. In fact, many fraud charges are considered “wobblers,” which means the prosecutor can push for a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. Because of the nature of fraud crimes, California law permits the government to seize property, money, or other assets involved in the fraud.
Many types of fraud exist, and here are a few examples:
- Insurance fraud related to automobile, health care and unemployment
- Real estate/mortgage fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Forgery/identity theft
- Fraud against senior citizens
There are defenses that a skilled San Diego fraud attorney can use to fight your charges, including a lack of fraudulent intent, mistaken identity, and entrapment by police or investigative agencies.
Solid Defense for Fraud Charges in San Diego
In confronting fraud charges, you need knowledgeable counsel to fight for the truth on your behalf in the San Diego region. Dod Law, APC, in Vista and Downtown San Diego, California, is effective and results-driven. In the past 16 years, Mr. Ghassemkhani has worked on more than 6,500 cases. He is passionate about defending you against fraud charges. For a free consultation, contact a lawyer in San Diego at 619-814-5110 or in Vista at 760-814-6025.