Anaheim Fraud Defense Lawyer
Aggressive, Effective Legal Representation
The severity of a criminal charge for fraud is often underestimated. This
leads to thousands of wrongfully accused individuals suffering unnecessary
punishments and fines due to inadequate legal counsel. The reality is
that a fraud conviction can have devastating implications on your life.
If you have been accused of committing fraud, it is essential that you
hire an Anaheim criminal attorney with the experience that you need to
protect your future and your reputation.
At The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs, we take on all of our
criminal defense cases with an aggressive and dedicated mentality. Over three decades of
advocating for the rights of the accused, we have gained extensive familiarity
with California laws and can recognized when an individual's rights
are being violated. We take no fraud charge lightly, because we know that
its potential penalties can limit your freedom and destroy future opportunity.
When you come to our firm for help, you can feel confident that you are
in good hands.
Understanding Fraud Charges
Fraud is a broad term that can cover and incorporate many different
white collar criminal offenses. Under the California Penal Code, it is officially designed
as actions that cause an unfair advantage or benefit to the accused and
caused loss or harm to another individual or party. Generally, the advantages
and losses caused by fraud are economical and involve one party taking
advantage of another for financial gain.
Examples of fraudulent activity include:
- Identity theft
- Insurance fraud
- Real estate fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Elderly fraud
There are many different ways in which an individual can commit fraud,
each carrying different weight. A fraud can either be considered a felony
or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances in which it was allegedly
carried out and the severity of damages it caused. This means that you
can see a number of different degrees of penalties, including heavy fines,
loss of licenses, and even jail time without the help of a competent and
aggressive Orange County criminal defense lawyer.
Possible Defenses Against Fraud
At The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs, we want you to know that you do not
have to face a criminal charge for fraud alone. Mr. Gibbs has represented
clients in more than 2,500 cases and seen 1,100 of them dismissed. This
means that he knows what it takes to build effective defenses that can
win cases and will do everything in his power to fight for you. We understand
the laws surrounding fraud and potential defenses that can benefit your case.
Intent – In order to convict an individual for fraud, it must be proved that the
defendant had an intent to deceive. There are many scenarios in which
a fraudulent activity was a mere accident that lacked any objective to
cause harm to another or an advantage to yourself.
Entrapment – If a government official coerced you into committing an act of fraud that
you otherwise would not have committed, this is considered entrapment.
While this may be difficult to prove, it is possible to compile enough
evidence through extensive investigation to support your defense.
Lack of evidence – If you were charged with fraud, the prosecutor must prove without
reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. It is not uncommon for
a prosecutor to lack sufficient evidence, especially in cases of mistaken
identity. Our team will fight to ensure you are not convicted without evidence.
Let Us Help You Protect Your Future
When you take your case to an Anaheim criminal lawyer at The Law Office
of Barney B. Gibbs, you can trust that we will do everything on our power
to ensure that your rights are protected. Mr. Gibbs has been rated AV
Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, a peer review system that
showcases his recognition by fellow lawyers and clients alike. Our firm
is respected and recommended for our dedication to providing personalized
and aggressive legal counsel. Your freedom is our top priority.
Call our firm or fill out an
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