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:

  • Forgery
  • 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.

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