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Taking your fraud charges seriously

North Carolina readers may know fraud is a term used to describe various types of criminal activity. If you are facing these charges, you would be wise to take your situation seriously. While fraud cases often lack a violent element, individuals convicted of this type of crime could have myriad serious and life-altering repercussions.

Fraud is a type of white collar crime, and it involves offenses in which a person attempts to make financial gain through deception. If convicted, you could face extensive time behind bars, have to pay expensive fines and be left with a mark on your record that could affect the rest of your life. It is prudent not to face these charges alone, but to act quickly to build a strong defense.

Types of fraud and your defense

Fraud comes in all shapes and sizes. If you are facing accusations or formal charges of fraud, you may be under suspicion of lying or misleading someone with information you know to be false. Many types of fraud take place through the mail or over the internet or phone. Some of the most common types of fraud charges include:

  • Identify theft
  • Insurance fraud
  • Credit card or debit card theft
  • Mail fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Telemarketing fraud

These are just a few examples of fraud charges. In some cases, fraud charges against a person come in conjunction with other types of serious crimes. Depending on the specific details of your case, fraud charges are often felony offenses. Any type of felony charge is a serious threat to your future and your freedom.

It is prudent not to underestimate the serious nature of the fraud case against you. A conviction is never your only option, and there are possibilities outside of entering a guilty plea. A complete evaluation of your case could reveal the specific defense options available to you.

The importance of acting quickly

You do not have to wait until authorities file formal charges against you to benefit from a defense. You can seek help as early as possible in your case, even if you are still under investigation. An experienced legal ally can protect your rights and fight for an optimal outcome to your case.

Fraud charges are serious, but you do not have to face them alone. You can seek help regarding your best course of action, and you would be wise not to delay in learning more about building a strong defense.

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