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Fraud - Cugelman & Eisen

Fraud is a term used to describe any activity that aims to obtain money or property through illegal means. Some common types of fraud include health care fraud, banking fraud, financial fraud, insurance fraud, credit card fraud, Ponzi schemes, and welfare fraud; this is by no means an exhaustive list. Fraud may also include activities with the goal of obtaining of an unfair market advantage over competition through fraudulent means, such as insider trading.

A conviction for fraud can involve serious penalties, including heavy fines, restitution to the victims of the fraud, and prison sentences ranging from months to years. If you have been charged with fraud, or believe you may be under investigation for fraud-related activities, you need to retain the services of a qualified and competent criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible.

Legal Considerations Involved in Fraud Crimes

Allegations of fraud often involve very complex legal issues and evidence. For example, many fraud prosecutions involve multiple defendants and even multiple organizations or entities involved in an alleged scheme. Prosecutors often face challenges in obtaining and analyzing complicated financial and accounting records in order to build a convincing case.

If you have been charged with fraud, or if you suspect that you may be charged with fraud, an experienced criminal defence lawyer is essential to protect your professional reputation, your finances, and your freedom. A qualified, competent defence counsel will be familiar with the most up-to-date developments in this complex area of law, and can apply that expertise to provide you with the best possible legal defence.

The sooner you seek legal advice, the better your chances of avoiding self-incrimination and achieving a favourable outcome. You want someone on your side early in the process. Even before charges are filed your lawyer can help you protect your rights by advising you with respect to questioning or interrogation by law enforcement or other authorities. In some cases, your lawyer may be able to help you avoid charges in the first place. Once the Crown disclosure of your case is available, your lawyer can provide you with a thorough assessment of your case, the options available to you, and the likelihood for a successful outcome. If charges are filed, you need an advocate who will fight for you every step of the way. Too many people make the mistake of representing themselves, perhaps because they believe that the evidence against them is insufficient, or that they are innocent of the charges and the truth will be enough to acquit them. However, most people do not have sufficient knowledge of the law to mount a successful defence, particularly in complex fraud matters, as the procedures involved in a criminal proceeding can be confusing and overwhelming. Your lawyer can examine all of the evidence against you and decide on the best possible defence strategy for your unique case. In appropriate cases, your lawyer may also be able to negotiate with the prosecution about the possibility of a plea bargain, which can reduce the charges or penalties you face.

Fraud allegations can damage your career, your reputation, and your future. Make sure you enlist the services of an experienced criminal defence lawyer, one with a demonstrable track record of success when it comes to defending clients accused of fraud. Don't delay. Seek out immediately the legal advice and guidance you need to protect yourself.

Cugelman & Eisen: Barrie Criminal Lawyers Who Will Fight For You

The legal team at Cugelman & Eisen has more than 60 years of combined experience in criminal defence, having prepared and argued cases successfully at all levels of the Ontario court system. They have built their practice on hard work, clear communication with clients, and an unwavering dedication to excellence in the field of criminal defence; today, Cugelman & Eisen is one of the most highly regarded law firms in the Barrie area. They work in all areas of criminal defence and handle all types of cases, including impaired driving, domestic and sexual assault, property offences, and more. Bernard Cugelman and Mitchell Eisen stay abreast of the latest developments in Canadian criminal law, which allows them to provide the most effective defence for every client. They can assist you through every phase of your criminal case, from police investigations, bail, and pre-trial hearings to trials, plea negotiations, and appeals. The law offices of Cugelman & Eisen are located at 89 Collier St. Suite 100, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1H2, or they can be reached by calling (866) 715-9413.