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Defending You Against Claims Of Fraud

If you have been charged with committing fraud in or near Tallahassee, Florida, it is extremely important that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our lawyers strive to make sure that all of our clients receive the best defense possible to overcome their charges.

Contact Jansen & Davis, P.A., for a proven defense team. The skilled defense attorneys at our firm have 70 years of combined legal experience representing clients in the Tallahassee area. It is our goal to have our clients’ cases dismissed or to have them acquitted.

Understanding What Constitutes Fraud

Fraud can be committed in a number of ways that keep growing by the minute, but it can be understood on a broad level as the self-aware or intentional falsifying, misleading, or misrepresenting something for the purposes of personal gain. This is usually done in omission or lying but carries with it very heavy consequences in property and finances.

Some of the most common examples of fraud that our firm deals with include:

At Jansen & Davis, P.A., our Tallahassee fraud defense attorneys will aggressively defend your rights during this difficult time and will keep you informed about your case. We have a successful track record of defending clients who have been in similar situations to what you or a loved one may currently be facing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Florida Fraud Crimes

Do not underestimate how overwhelming it can be to face a possible fraud conviction. Federal and state authorities take a particularly aggressive stance against fraud and seek conviction zealously.

Fully comprehending your circumstances is no less than crucial at this time. Below, our high-profile defense attorneys answer a few of the most common questions about fraud to ensure Florida defendants are informed.

Legally, what constitutes fraud in Florida?

It involves intentionally deceiving someone, often through misrepresentation, for personal gain or to harm them. Common examples of fraud:

  • Wire fraud: Executing a telecommunications or internet-based financial scam
  • Mail fraud: Deceptive practices through postal or private mail services
  • Bank fraud: Activities intended to defraud a bank or its customers
  • Insurance fraud: Falsifying claims to receive insurance payments
  • Securities fraud: Misleading investors or manipulating financial markets
  • Embezzlement: Misappropriating funds entrusted to an individual’s care
  • Tax evasion: Illegally avoiding paying taxes
  • Insider trading: Trading securities based on confidential information
  • Investment fraud: Misleading investors about the nature of an investment

Fraud is a broad term that covers deceptive activities that lead others to take action that results in losses.

What does the crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege mean?

This exception invalidates attorney-client confidentiality rights if you seek legal guidance with the intention to commit or hide a crime. Fortunately, this is an extremely specific situation that rarely occurs.

How do federal fraud charges differ from state fraud charges?

Local law enforcement and prosecutors handle state-based fraud charges. Federal investigations can involve multiple agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the FBI. Another difference is that federal fraud convictions typically come with harsher penalties.

Can a Florida fraud conviction be expunged from my record?

Florida’s strict approach to criminal conduct makes expunging any conviction challenging. Generally, those involving a scheme to defraud or organized fraud are ineligible for expungement. That means you must act to protect yourself before a conviction occurs. Our Tallahassee fraud crimes attorneys can help you achieve this goal.

Request A Free Consultation With Our Attorneys Today

Contact us today for a free consultation to learn what we can do to help defend your freedom. A successful outcome is a direct result of how much focused time and effort your attorney puts into your case. If you have been charged with criminal fraud in Tallahassee, your case requires the services of an aggressive, experienced, and skilled lawyer who gets the results you need.

Contact the attorneys at Jansen & Davis, P.A. through our contact form, or call 850-641-8739 to schedule your free consultation.