Whether it is filed in state or federal court, an Indianapolis resident who is facing a fraud charge is facing a very serious affair. Depending on the circumstances, a conviction for any type of fraud can land a person in prison for years. It also can mean additional years on probation, the terms of which can include having to pay back every penny of restitution on the pain of going back to jail.
Additionally, even if a person manages to avoid the worst penalties, a person, particularly someone in the business or financial world, may have a very difficult time finding a job after a fraud conviction, as a company may be highly unlikely to trust him or her with money or in any position that requires a level of trust.
There are a number of ways a person can be accused of fraud, as the term covers a broad range of criminal allegations. For instance, fraud can range from allegations that someone forged a check or stole one's credit card information all the way to allegations that someone lied to get a mortgage or insurance coverage or even engaged in deception when it came to marketing a consumer product.
No matter the type, fraud cases often require special attention to detail in order to investigate and defend against. This is why so many people trust our law office when they are faced with allegations of fraud.
With over 50 years of experience between our attorneys, we know what it takes to dig through a complicated set of evidence and find proof that helps our client show that what seemed like a fraud was, at best, really just carelessness or a misunderstanding. In other cases, we can at least mitigate some of the worst consequences of a criminal charge.