There are several types of fraud that are handled under the United States white collar crime laws. Essentially fraud is when a person, company or organization deliberately misrepresents the truth so that they can obtain some amount of gain. Parties accused of fraud by others can face criminal and civil charges which can lead to lawsuits, fines and even jail time. Some common types of California fraud include consumer fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, healthcare fraud and business fraud.
Whether you are facing a fraud charge or wish to explore exposing fraud that is taking place our law firm can help. Shouse Law Group consists of former prosecutors with years of fraud related experience throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties. Our offices always offer free evaluations for any fraud related case. We also employ several professionals and experts including tax accountants, private investigators, medical officials, law enforcement specialists and others who can help with your case.
California consumer fraud is on the rise, especially with the Internet. Individuals passing themselves off as other companies or people are bilking unsuspecting people out of millions of dollars each year. In addition, companies and individuals that sell products are unlawfully marketing them or illegally operating schemes that can involve automobiles, real estate, stocks and bonds, and many others. Any time you buy something you are protected by several important consumer safeguard laws that can be enforced by our law firm at any time. Credit fraud is also unfortunately common as well and involves the illegal use of people's credit cards or credit information in some illegal manner.
Insurance and healthcare fraud are also quite common and cost the government and consumers millions of dollars each year. Insurance fraud usually consists of making unsubstantial claims for the purpose of getting money from an insurance provider. These schemes include private individuals, employees of insurance agencies and even corporations. Healthcare fraud is similar and has involved people making false claims regarding their health to large corporations refusing to pay healthcare costs to their employees or others.
If you or your company has been wrongfully accused of fraud it can cost you significantly as well. If you are facing a fraud charge you need to have experienced and aggressive California criminal defense lawyers on your side in order to ensure that you have the best defense possible. Many times fraud occurs without managers or others in the company realizing it before it is too late. They risk losing the company and all of its related assets. Do not face a fraud charge with ineffectual or inexperienced legal assistance.
Call us for help.
If you or loved one is charged with fraud and you are looking to hire an attorney for representation, we invite you to contact us at Shouse Law Group. We can provide a free consultation in office or by phone. We have local offices in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena, Long Beach, Orange County, Ventura, San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Diego, Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and throughout California.
For information about Nevada fraud law, go to our page on Nevada fraud law.