As a white collar crime, fraud is not a violent crime. Yet with the large amounts of money and severe consequences for the alleged victims, fraud cases are taken very seriously by law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys.
What is Fraud?
Fraud is the intentional deception of an individual or group for personal gain. There are many different types of fraud, including:
- Investment fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Mail fraud
- Check fraud
Fraud can be considered a federal offense and a state offense, depending upon the crime. Tax fraud, bank fraud and investment fraud are considered federal crimes, for example.
What are the Consequences of Conviction?
White collar crimes are taken very seriously by law enforcement, especially if they are federal crimes. Possible consequences if convicted include up to 5 years or more in prison, and/or a fine and a criminal record.
Help from an Experienced Fraud Attorney in Albuquerque, NM
Because an accusation of fraud is so serious and can be either a state or federal offense, you need a fraud lawyer who has experience and has been on both sides of the courtroom. Erlinda Ocampo Johnson has over a decade of working as a state and federal prosecutor as well as her many years as a criminal defense attorney. She will use this knowledge when building a strong, aggressive defense on your behalf.
If you have been accused of fraud, contact attorney Erlinda Ocampo Johnson at the Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, LLC as soon as possible for a thoughtful and fearless defense.