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Defense strategies for a fraud accusation

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2022 | Criminal Defense |

Fraud is a serious crime that has harsh penalties for those who are convicted. But sometimes these accusations are just misunderstandings. It’s imperative for you to understand that just because you are accused of fraud doesn’t mean you are convicted. There are numerous ways to defend a fraud case and an attorney who specializes in criminal defense should be consulted. The circumstances surrounding the fraud case will determine the possible defense strategies. In this post we will discuss some common strategies.

Misunderstanding

Many times, fraud accusations emerge because of a simple misunderstanding. Another person may think you were attempting to take advantage, but the truth shows you just didn’t have all the information.

Mistaken identity

Fraud charges may happen because someone’s property, identity or money was stolen from them. But that doesn’t mean the victim saw the suspect firsthand. With advances in technology, many crimes are now committed over the Internet.

Insufficient evidence

The prosecution needs to show the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecution doesn’t have enough evidence, your defense attorney may be able to pinpoint the weaknesses in their case. An attorney can help the case get dismissed if it’s clear there is not enough evidence to convict.

Having an attorney skilled in criminal defense is important during this chaotic time. Your future is on the line and having an attorney who understands New York and federal law is critical for your defense. They are there to protect your constitutional rights and can effectively interpret state and federal laws. You should not take chances when it comes to fraud defense because too much is on the line.