In Tavares and throughout Florida, anyone charged with a theft or fraud crime may face serious criminal penalties and other sanctions if convicted. From shoplifting to bank fraud or identity theft, we handle all types of cases providing those accused with unsurpassed legal guidance and representation. If you are facing theft or fraud related charges, we urge you to contact Adams & Luka today and speak with a criminal defense lawyer.Common Theft & Fraud Offenses in Lake County, FL
Theft and fraud crimes are often intertwined, as many offenses such as Medicare or Medicaid fraud involve theft. Examples of these types of crimes include:
Bank fraud, embezzlement, insurance fraud and other similar offenses are often referred to as 'white collar crimes' as they are financially motivated and typically involve no violence or weapons. However, those found guilty of these types of offenses often face fines, restitution, a lengthy prison term, criminal record, and more. This is why it is critical to consult with an experienced and capable Tavares theft and fraud attorney immediately if you have been arrested or are under investigation.Penalties for Theft and Fraud in Florida
Depending on the offense, criminal history, and other factors, penalties and consequences for a theft crime may include:
When someone is convicted of a theft or fraud offense, it affects how they are viewed by others in terms of trustworthiness or dishonesty. In some cases a conviction may result in the loss of a college scholarship or occupational license.
Individuals who commit a theft or fraud crime are not necessarily 'bad' people, they have simply made a mistake or had a lapse in judgment. As humans, we all make mistakes we later regret - however, it does not mean you should face harsh punishment or public humiliation. We work aggressively to resolve the matter as efficiently as possible, always focusing on the best possible result.Contact Adams & Luka Today for Lake County Defense
In order to be found guilty of a crime, prosecutors must prove specific elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. As Tavares theft and fraud lawyers, our job is to make sure the state cannot prove its case, or have charges dismissed when possible. If you are facing criminal charges, take action immediately. Call or contact us online Adams & Luka today for a free consultation at 407-872-0307.