If you are under investigation for, or have been accused or arrested for insurance fraud in California, it is extremely important that you hire a qualified insurance fraud defense attorney from Criminal Defense Partners. Whether your case involves auto insurance, property insurance, homeowners insurance, health insurance, life insurance, or any other type of insurance fraud, the aggressive lawyers at Neil Shouse & Associates are here to help you.
If you falsify information regarding your insurance policy, which results in you obtaining payments that you are not entitled to, you can be found guilty or insurance fraud. There are varying degrees of fraud, beginning with small untruths to very serious types of fraud, such as arson, destruction of property, theft, and faking accidents or injuries in order to collect large insurance policies.
Various branches within the Department of Insurance, such as the Investigation Division and the Fraud Division work with law enforcement to investigate individuals and companies who are suspected of fraud, as well as ensuring that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The penalties associated with an insurance fraud conviction are severe, and depending upon the particulars of your case may be at both the State and Federal levels.
In addition to criminal charges being filed against you, the insurance company may also file a civil lawsuit against you under RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act). This is a situation which has become quite common in fraud cases throughout the country, and has resulted in guilty parties paying extremely high amounts of damages.
Call us for help
If you or a loved one is charged with insurance 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.