Gainesville Fraud Defense Lawyer
Skilled Gainesville Criminal Defense Lawyer Handling State and Federal Fraud Charges
At the Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit, our Gainesville fraud defense lawyer has extensive experience handling complex white collar crimes cases. We are here to protect your rights, freedom, and future. If you or your family member was arrested and charged with fraud, it is imperative that you take immediate action. For a no fee, fully confidential initial consultation with an experienced fraud defense lawyer, please call us at our Gainesville law office today.
Fraud Charges We Handle in Florida
With more than 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of clients in state and federal courts, Gilbert A. Schaffnit handles the full range of fraud cases. Whether you are facing a petit theft charge in Alachua County or felony fraud charge in federal court, we can offer guidance. Some notable examples of fraud cases we handle include:
- Writing of bad checks;
- Credit card fraud;
- Debit card fraud;
- Identity theft charges;
- Computer crimes;
- Insurance fraud;
- Mortgage fraud;
- Investment fraud/securities fraud;
- Tax evasion and other forms of tax fraud;
- Embezzlement and other employment-based offenses; and
- Health care fraud, including Medicare fraud and Medicaid fraud.
Fraud charges can vary widely in their severity. That being said, all fraud allegations must be taken seriously. In some cases, defendants could even be looking at more than a decade in prison. This is on top of substantial financial penalties, reputational damage, and loss of their clean record.
How Our Gainvesillve White Collar Defense Lawyer Can Help
White collar crimes cases are complex. Often, prosecutors only bring fraud charges after spending weeks, months, or longer building a case. If you were accused of fraud or you are being investigated for fraud, it is imperative that you consult an attorney as soon as possible. Do not wait until you are arrested. Police officers are trained to extract incriminating statements. Words or documents can get taken out of context and used against you. We can help. Among other things, our Florida fraud defense attorney will:
- Conduct a free, in-depth assessment of the fraud case;
- Explain the charges, your rights, and your options,
- Investigate the matter—putting together the evidence needed to defend the case;
- If appropriate, evaluate options for a plea or reduced sentence; and
- Prepare to act aggressively to defend you against false or unfair fraud charges.
There is no one correct way to defend white collar charges. Every accused person deserves reliable and personalized representation from a top-rated fraud defense attorney. Our legal team will put in the time and attention to device the right approach for your case, whether that means working to keep you out of prison or fighting to get illegitimate charges dismissed.
Speak to a Florida Fraud Defense Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
At the Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit, our Florida criminal defense lawyer is a diligent, zealous advocate for clients. If you or your loved one was arrested on fraud charges, we are here to help. For a free, completely confidential initial consultation, please contact us today. From our office in Gainesville, we represent clients throughout North Florida.