Austin Fraud Attorney

What Is Considered Fraud?

Fraud is defined as wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain for the person committing the crime.

There are many different types of fraud as well, including the following:

  • Credit/debit card fraud
  • Forgery
  • False statements to obtain credit
  • Deceptive business practices
  • Check fraud
  • Fraudulent college degrees
  • Securing execution of a document by deception
  • Insurance fraud
  • Securities fraud

If you’re facing charges of fraud, make sure to talk to one of our skilled Austin white-collar crimes attorneys as soon as possible. The faster you inform us about your circumstances, the more time we’ll have to mount a defense on your behalf.

Get your case started by calling our Austin fraud lawyer at (888) 907-8994 or filling out our online form today!

What Are the Penalties for Fraud?

The severity of a fraud penalty depends on the financial harm done to the alleged victim. Fraud can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a 1st-degree felony. Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine up to $500 where the amount of the damages is less than $20. Felonies of the 1st degree, on the other hand, are punishable by imprisonment for 5 to 99 years and a $10,000 fine where the damages are $200,000 or more.

Likewise, victims of fraud might be entitled to recover monetary damages in civil court. Depending on the type of fraud, civil courts can grant an injunction to prevent future financial harm and award a judgment against the offender for damages suffered by the victim.

Talk to Our Austin Fraud Lawyer About Your Case

A fraud charge could do some serious damage to your:

  • Freedom
  • Wallet
  • And reputation

Make sure you give yourself the best chance of avoiding a conviction. Talk to one of our Austin criminal defense attorneys about your case. We have 2 decades of legal experience to offer your case, and our attorneys are dedicated to defending the rights and freedom of our clients.

The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC has extensive trial litigation experience and can deliver a powerhouse defense for both misdemeanor and felony charges. Our lawyers are also highly rated on Avvo. Let us address your questions and concerns in a free case evaluation.

Contact us at (888) 907-8994 or fill out our online form to schedule a meeting with our skilled Austin fraud defense attorney today. 

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