Savannah Fraud Crime Attorneys
Representing Clients in State & Federal Courts
Fraud crimes are prosecuted in criminal courts in Georgia, although some cases may be tried in federal court. In addition to the penalties imposed by a criminal court upon conviction, the victim may sue the perpetrator of fraud in civil court and be awarded monetary damages. If you are facing a fraud charge, call The Lerch Law Firm for fraud crimes lawyers in Savannah with more than a decade of experience.
Fraud Crimes in Georgia
Some common types of fraud crimes include identity theft; stealing credit card numbers; and email, internet, or telephone scams that trick people into providing bank account information and other sensitive information. Although the methods vary with the type of fraud, the overall goal is to use a lie or deception to obtain money or other assets.
Fraud crimes involve factors such as:
- An individual misrepresenting the truth
- Knowingly providing inaccurate information
- Intent to get a person to believe the lie
- A loss suffered by the victim as a result of the deception
Penalties for Fraud Crimes
The penalty for a fraud conviction depends on several factors, including whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony, the value of the property, and any prior convictions. Penalties for conviction generally involve a prison sentence, fines, and possibly restitution to the victim. There are also lasting consequences for your life and reputation, limited opportunities for employment, and other issues.
Get an Honest Assessment of Your Circumstances
Our fraud crimes attorneys in Savannah will begin to prepare your defense strategy by listening to your story and the facts of the case. We investigate the details of your case, evaluate the evidence, and explain your options. We work with you to develop an effective defense strategy for fraud charges, such as a lack of evidence, an act that was unintentional, the owner granted you permission, and other possible strategies to preserve your freedom.
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