Fraud is a broad term that can mean many things. In criminal law, fraud occurs when someone deliberately deceives someone with the intent of obtaining money, valuables, or benefits. Fraud charges can be brought in state court and charges may also be filed in federal court. If you are being accused of fraud, you may be facing both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit. Such cases are complex, and authorities spend substantial time investigating them. Individuals who face state or federal fraud charges often know prior to being arrested that they are under investigation. If you know you are under investigation for fraud, it is important to contact an experienced attorney right away. Do not “wait and see” what happens, or hope that the charges will go away. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to prevent you from providing evidence that is incriminating to authorities or prevent charges from being filed before you are arrested. Call our Little Rock, Arkansas office today for a free consultation.
Arkansas criminal defense attorneys effectively handling fraud cases
Fraud cases come in several forms. Typical examples of fraud cases include:
- Bank fraud
- Wire fraud
- Credit Card fraud
- Mail fraud
- Insurance and Medicaid fraud
- Cyber fraud
As with other felonies, these matters begin by filing an “Information” in state court or an “Indictment” in Federal Court. Quite often in fraud cases the government will rely on information that may have been obtained in violation of one’s Fourth Amendment right against search and seizure. If evidence against you was obtained illegally then your attorney can file the appropriate Motions in court and seek to have that evidence excluded, which may make all the difference in your case. If you are facing fraud charges then it is imperative that you hire an attorney versed in the criminal defense and the Fourth Amendment.
Our criminal defense lawyers protect the accused in Little Rock as well as the rest of Arkansas. With more than twenty-five years of combined experience, Patrick Benca and his team are prepared to protect your rights. Once retained we will immediately begin investigating the relevant facts. We may also file Motions to exclude any statements you may have made to the police as well as any evidence obtained from your residence or through electronic surveillance. By hiring an experienced defense lawyer you ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process. Contact us today.
Quality criminal defense attorneys providing a high level of service to Arkansas residents
When you are charged with a crime, you understandably have questions about your case and are worried about your future. Our attorneys never treat clients like they are just a case file. Our attorneys frequently collaborate with one another and make a point to be familiar with every case in the office, not just the ones who is individually assigned to them. We put 100% effort and energy into every case that comes through our door, and encourage clients to meet with other attorneys prior to retaining us. We are confident that our level of service is the best in the Little Rock area. Contact our Arkansas office today for a free consultation.