Anyone involved in any sort of business transaction is at risk of facing fraud charges. It is easy for someone to accuse one of obtaining another’s money or property, or using that money or property for unlawful purposes or personal gain. Signing someone else’s name to a document, falsifying documents, making false statements on a welfare or loan application or using a credit card without the owner’s consent are all forms of fraud and could result in serious criminal charges.
With one’s back against the wall, the accused may find themselves saying anything and everything to defend against these allegations. However, anything one says could easily be used against them by prosecutors as they build their case.
A better approach is to avoid saying anything and seek guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney. The attorneys at Arenstein & Gallagher have successfully defended countless people accused of fraud and other white-collar crimes all across the state of Ohio for over 60 years. We will prepare a defense strategy to protect our clients in court and make sure they do not incriminate themselves during the investigation. Our attorneys will make ourselves available to all of our clients and potential clients to answer any and all questions during this difficult and strenuous time.
Fraud, money laundering and other white-collar crimes can result in serious consequences. Even first-time offenders could face prison time in addition to thousands of dollars in fines. A criminal defense attorney can help throughout the criminal process and possibly get charges reduced or dismissed altogether.