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Tavares, FL Theft & Fraud Lawyers

Adams & Luka

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
  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Complex financial crimes/larceny
  • Credit card fraud
  • Shoplifting
  • Identity theft
  • Grand theft
  • Computer crimes
  • Forgery and counterfeiting

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:

  • Driver's license suspension
  • Jail time
  • Probation and/or community service
  • Loss of employment or job opportunities
  • Loss of career/professional license
  • Court costs, fines

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.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink