Arizona Fraud Laws and Penalties

Fraud includes any offense that involves falsifying information. Someone that commits fraud intentionally deceives someone for personal gain or to damage someone. Fraud can occur in many ways in the State of Arizona. If you’re facing fraud charges in Phoenix, our team of legal experts at Shah Law Firm can represent you and protect your legal rights every step of the way.

Types of Fraud

Fraud can be criminal or civil. Fraud offenses in Arizona can include and are not limited to mail fraud, tax fraud, insurance fraud, credit card fraud, securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, government fraud, wire fraud, bribery, and unemployment fraud. Fraud can encompass many things, so it has been categorized into three categories:

  1. Consumer fraud: This occurs when a consumer is defrauded whether with a scam, credit card fraud, check fraud, or a Ponzi scheme.
  2. Fraud committed against business or government: This includes insurance fraud, tax evasion, tax fraud, healthcare fraud, counterfeiting, Social Security fraud, and much more.
  3. Employee fraud: This occurs when an employee violates their duty to a company whether by embezzling or accepting bribes.

Penalties Associated with Fraud

Shah Law Firm has helped countless clients facing fraud charges. Each type of charge will yield different penalties. For instance, unemployment fraud usually means one year in state prison, fines up to $150,000, and a class 6 felony charge. Other fraud charges can yield penalties of up to 15 years. This makes it important to always have an experienced fraud lawyer in Phoenix by your side.

Call to Talk to an Experienced Fraud Lawyer Today

As fraud lawyers in Arizona, our team of experts has helped countless individuals to fight their fraud charges. We offer no-cost legal consultations where you can discuss your case and ask any questions you have about the upcoming legal process. To learn more about our legal team and to schedule this important conversation, call our Arizona law office today at 602-888-0369. We serve clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Goodyear, and Apache Junction, AZ.