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.