In Arizona, a fraudulent scheme occurs when someone creates something to defraud or obtain a benefit by fraudulent representation or promises. There are countless types of fraud schemes that can lead to criminal charges. With the help of a fraud attorney from Shah Law Firm, you can ensure that your legal rights are protected every step of the way.
There are many different things that can be determined to be fraudulent schemes in the state of Arizona, including:
- Writing bad checks
- Mortgage fraud
- Bank fraud
- Money laundering
Based on Arizona Revised Statutes § 2310, any person who, pursuant to a scheme or artifice to defraud, knowingly obtains any benefit by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises or material omissions is guilty of a class 2 felony. At its core, this basically just means that anything in this category is a fraudulent scheme, and in some circles, these are the types of crimes people are referring to when they say “white collar crime.”
Penalties for Fraudulent Schemes in Arizona
Conviction on a first-offense fraudulent scheme charge is a class 2 felony, which can be sentenced with up to a year in jail or as much as three years in prison. Someone also can expect hefty fines and other punishments. Our goal as your defense attorney is to devise defense strategies that will help you to get reduced or dismissed charges.
Defenses to Fraudulent Schemes
The best defense is that someone didn’t knowingly defraud someone. We can present evidence that shows that you didn’t create a scheme that obtained some benefit from someone fraudulently. To present the best possible defense, we will thoroughly investigate your case and look for any inconsistencies in the victim’s side of the story. This can help us to get your charges dismissed if the evidence for the case is lacking.
Fraud Crimes Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
White collar crimes and other fraudulent schemes can be hard to represent in court, so many AZ criminal attorneys will shy away from cases that involve fraud charges. But the Shah Law Firm is here for you and ready to represent you no matter how complex the case may be. The Law Office of Arjah Shah knows exactly what it takes to represent complex cases involving fraud charges, and how to best present your case to the judge and jury so that you get the best defense and the absolute best outcome for your fraudulent schemes case, no matter what type of fraud charges are involved, and no matter how complicated the case itself may be.
Schedule a Free Legal Consultation Today
It’s important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side when you’re facing these charges. Shah Law Firm offers free legal consultations where you can learn more about your charges and ask any question you have about the future. To schedule this important conversation with one of our fraud attorneys in Arizona, call our law office at 602-560-7408. We serve clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Goodyear, and Apache Junction, AZ.