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Understanding The Breadth Of New York’s Fraud Laws

New York state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York take fraud allegations very seriously. For this reason, those accused of fraudulent actions must source legal representation with a strong record of success. Our New York fraud lawyers are here to protect your rights.

The Difference Between Criminal Fraud And Civil Fraud

Fraud actions can be of a criminal nature or civil nature. Generally speaking, the main difference here is that in criminal fraud cases, the government prosecutes a defendant accused of violating fraud statutes. In addition, criminal fraud actions can result in incarceration. On the other hand, in civil fraud cases, a plaintiff sues the defendant for money damages or for a court-ordered injunction to compel the defendant to do something they are legally obligated to do.

Common New York Fraud Charges

In New York, some of the common fraud charges are:

  • Issuing a bad check. NY State Penal Code – 190.00
  • Aggravated identity theft. Class D FELONY 190.80-a
  • Criminal impersonation in the first degree. Class E FELONY 190.26
  • Criminal use of an access device in the first degree. E FELONY 190.76
  • Criminal use of an access device in the second degree. Class A MISDEMEANOR 190.75
  • Criminal usury in the first degree. Class C FELONY 190.42
  • False advertising. Class A MISDEMEANOR 190.20
  • False impersonation. Class B MISDEMEANOR 190.23
  • Identity theft in the first degree. Class D FELONY 190.80
  • Issuing a bad check. Class B MISDEMEANOR 190.05
  • Making a false statement of credit terms. Class A MISDEMEANOR 190.55
  • Misconduct by a corporate official. Class B MISDEMEANOR 190.35
  • Offenses involving theft of identity; definitions. 197.77
  • Possession of usurious loan records. Class A MISDEMEANOR 190.45
  • Scheme to defraud in the first degree. Class E FELONY 190.65
  • Scheme to defraud the state by unlawfully selling prescriptions. Class A MISDEMEANOR 190.7
  • Unlawful possession of a skimmer device in the first degree. Class E FELONY 190.86
  • Unlawful possession of a skimmer device in the second degree. Class A MISDEMEANOR 190.85
  • Unlawful possession of personal identification information in the 2nd degree. Class E FELONY 190.82
  • Unlawful possession of personal identification information in the 1st degree. Class D FELONY 190.83
  • Unlawful possession of personal identification information in the 3rd degree. Class A MISDEMEANOR 190.81
  • Unlawfully concealing a will. Class E FELONY 190.30

Common Contract Fraud Actions

In New York some of the common civil fraud claims are:

  • Fraud in the Inducement
  • Fraud in the Factum

Fraud legal actions in our society are complex matters that require a truly high level of competence, knowledge and expertise.

We Defend Individuals And Organizations

Whether you or your organization has been charged with a criminal fraud offense or are engaging in a civil fraud case, contact the Kushner Law Group now to protect your rights at 718-838-9341.