Being charged with fraud isn’t something that many people experience. But what is it? Fraud is a white-collar crime, a type of crime that only makes up 3% of federal prosecutions each year. This means if you have been charged with fraud, you need an experienced defense attorney who knows how to handle fraud charges compared to blue-collar crime.
At Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., our experienced criminal defense attorneys understand the complexity of fraud cases and provide aggressive representation for individuals facing charges in Pennsylvania. If you have been charged with fraud, you need to contact us immediately so we can begin building your defense.
A fraud charge is given to people accused of intentionally deceiving someone or an entity for financial gain. In simple terms, it involves being deceitful to obtain money, property, services, and/or anything of value. Fraud charges can be brought against individual people, businesses, and/or organizations.
Considering how vague the definition of a fraud charge is, there are various types of fraud charges in Pennsylvania, including:
The severity of punishments for fraud charges depends on the degree of the offense. In Pennsylvania, fraud charges may be classified as:
Some of the potential penalties for these charges include fines, probation, community service, and imprisonment.
Being charged with fraud does not automatically mean you are guilty. Various defenses can be used to fight against these charges, including:
Fraud charges are considered white-collar crimes rather than blue-collar crimes. White-collar crimes are typically non-violent offenses committed by people in a position of trust or power, often for financial gain. On the other hand, blue-collar crimes involve physical force or threat of violence.
Fraud charges can have serious consequences, and it is important to have experienced legal representation to defend you. At Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys have a deep understanding of fraud laws in Pennsylvania and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and defend you against these charges. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.