National Fraud Lawyer Providing Defense Against Many Types of White-Collar Crimes
The Law Office of Diane C. Bass, A Professional Law Corporation, has extensive experience defending clients who have been charged with all types of criminal fraud cases in state and federal courts. Ms. Bass represents clients in cases involving millions, and in one particular case, billions of dollars.
There are many types of fraud. However, the basic elements of fraud are generally the same in all fraud cases. Simply put: In order for someone to be guilty of fraud, there must have been some sort of intentional misrepresentation made that caused someone to part with their money.
The legal definition of fraud provides that anyone who “knowingly and willfully falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact, makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry” shall be guilty of fraud.
The federal law aggressively prosecutes fraud and will typically pursue the maximum sentences allowed under the penal code. If you have been accused of the crime of fraud, it is vitally important that you speak with defense attorneys well-versed with white-collar crimes at both the state and federal levels. While federal government prosecutors need to prove the intent to defraud, federal defense attorneys need only establish reasonable doubt.
The law firm of Diane C. Bass is experienced in providing defendants with strong legal representation in all types of fraud. If you are in need of a fraud lawyer, please contact Ms. Bass. Her office location is conveniently situated to serve the accused of Orange County.
What Are Different Types of Fraud Crimes?
Ms. Bass has represented clients who have been charged with crimes involving real estate fraud, mortgage fraud, investment fraud, Medicare fraud, insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, and tax fraud. She has obtained outstanding results for these clients.
Many fraud cases are filed as either mail fraud or wire fraud if the U.S. Mail, telephone, or the internet were used to conduct the fraudulent acts. This is quite common, as the internet and phones are almost always involved.
Many fraud cases are filed as conspiracies. A conspiracy is simply an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime, and then at least one step taken in furtherance of that crime. In a case that is charged as a conspiracy, each person in the conspiracy can be held responsible for the actions of the other individuals involved in the crime. So, even if you are only involved in a very small amount of loss, you can legally be held responsible for the entire amount of loss caused by all of the parties involved. That is part of what makes a conspiracy charge so serious.
Fraud cases are generally considered to be white-collar crimes. Many of these cases are filed in federal court. In most cases, whether in state or federal court, the sentences imposed are based in large part on the amount of money involved. In cases where her clients have pled guilty to the charges, Ms. Bass has been extremely successful in limiting the amount of “loss” in order to drastically reduce the sentence her clients face. In many serious cases, Ms. Bass has been able to negotiate sentences that involved no jail time.
What is the Attorney-Client Relationship, and is it Limited?
Almost all communication between a client and their lawyer is protected by attorney-client privileges. You should feel confident that you may discuss all the complicated particulars of your legal matters with your attorney. They are your legal representation and are there to provide you with the best possible defense under the law.
However, if you attempt to use your privileged lawyer communications to commit a crime, then it may not be subject to the same confidentiality agreements.
How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Defend Against a Fraud Conviction?
If you are in need of a fraud lawyer, please contact the law firm of criminal defense attorney Diane C. Bass. Every individual case is unique, but defense lawyer Bass has extensive experience helping those accused of white-collar crimes in and around the Orange County area. Schedule a free, confidential consultation to speak about your legal issue. Your lawyer will fight aggressively to defend your fraud case. Fraud charges that the attorney could represent include identity theft, insurance fraud, bank fraud, credit card fraud, and more.
The accused need to understand that all criminal defense lawyers are bound by a confidential attorney-client relationship, meaning that everything you discuss in private is protected. The federal government will pursue all punishments available under the penal code; you want an attorney experienced with fraud charges to vigorously defend your interests.
You are innocent until if/when you are found guilty by a jury of your peers. It is up to the prosecution to prove that you meant to defraud another party. Before you plead guilty, your fraud attorney will provide your case with close personal attention and examine which defense strategy best helps you avoid fines or harsh prison sentences.
Help is Available – Contact the Law Office of Diane C. Bass to Schedule a Free Consultation
Just because you have been accused or arrested on charges of fraud does not mean that you are guilty or soon to be convicted and sent to jail. You have the right to criminal defense, and it is in your best interests to find a lawyer well-suited to the legal issues you are facing. If your goal is to avoid jail time, then you want criminal defense attorneys with experience winning cases for past clients who have been accused of fraud.
The Law Office of Diane C. Bass is one of the most highly thought of firms in Southern California and nationwide. Ms. Bass has established excellent working relationships with local prosecutors and has earned the respect of many of the local judges, so she is able to negotiate the best possible deals for her clients.
If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges involving fraud, Diane Bass will do everything she can to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Please contact the Law Office of Diane C. Bass, A Professional Law Corporation, right away for a free consultation. Please call 949-494-7011.