What is Nevada insurance fraud?
Nevada insurance fraud is most often charged in three situations:
- You provide false information on an insurance application;
- You lie to obtain insurance benefits to which you are not entitled; or
- You lie in order to deny insurance benefits to someone who might otherwise be entitled to them.
Insurance fraud crimes are serious Nevada felonies. Typically, they can be punished by a year or more in Nevada state prison and often by a hefty fine and victim restitution as well.
What a Nevada insurance fraud lawyer can do for you
Whether you have been arrested for auto insurance fraud in Clark County or welfare fraud in Washoe County, we know that a Nevada insurance fraud case is not always what it appears. Police, prosecutors and even victims and witnesses are often mistaken in their identification of a defendant or mistaken about that person's intent.
At the Las Vegas Defense Group, our lawyers defend Nevada insurance fraud cases proactively and vigorously. We fully investigate every aspect of the alleged incident to find the weaknesses in the prosecutor's case. Then we use those weaknesses to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed or – if necessary – to persuade a jury to return at “not guilty” verdict at your Nevada insurance fraud trial.
Nevada insurance fraud crimes we defend
Our Reno and Las Vegas fraud crimes lawyers defend all types of Nevada insurance fraud. Some of the insurance fraud crimes we defend are listed below.
For more information on these offenses -- including how to defend Nevada insurance fraud charges -- click on the title links, or contact us for a free consultation to discuss your specific case.
Nevada car insurance fraud occurs when someone falsely claims that their car has been stolen or damaged in order to get money to which they are not entitled. Nevada car insurance fraud is a felony. It can be punished by 1–4 years in Nevada state prison and/or a hefty fine.
Health care insurance fraud in Nevada typically occurs when doctors or medical staff falsify patient records, fraudulently overbill an insurance company, or bill for services they never performed. This felony crime is also known sometimes as “medical billing fraud,” “HMO fraud” or “Medicare fraud.”
If charged as a state crime, Nevada medical fraud can be punished by 1-4 years in Nevada state prison. As a federal crime, health insurance fraud carries potential penalties of up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.
You commit unemployment insurance fraud in Nevada when you lie for the purpose of wrongfully obtaining unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. Nevada UI fraud can be punished by up to 4 years in Nevada State Prison.
Welfare fraud in Nevada encompasses dozens of possible state and federal offenses. Usually, welfare fraud is committed when someone fraudulently receives or facilitates a wrongful payment of welfare benefits. In addition to denial of future benefits, penalties for welfare fraud can include up to 4 years in prison.
You commit workers' compensation insurance fraud in Nevada when you intentionally lie in order to wrongfully obtain benefits or to deny benefits to someone else.
Regardless of whether the worker's compensation fraud was committed by an applicant, employer or insurance carrier, it is a Nevada felony that can be punished by time in prison.
Charged with insurance fraud in Nevada? Call us for help…
If you or someone you know has been charged with a Nevada insurance fraud crime, our Las Vegas and Reno criminal defense lawyers may be able to help.
To schedule a free consultation, call us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) or fill out the form on this page.
One of our compassionate Nevada fraud crimes defense attorneys will get back to you promptly to discuss your case and the best defenses to your Nevada insurance fraud charges.
To learn about insurance fraud crimes in California, please see our page on California insurance fraud.