Being accused of a crime is difficult on both you and your family. When you're accused of fraud, it is not something to take lightly. But what, exactly, is fraud and how can a fraud attorney help with your case?
Fraud is broadly defined as criminal deception used for financial or personal gain. There are many different types of fraud, including:
- Healthcare fraud: A doctor falsely claiming healthcare treatment was provided to a patient when it wasn't.
- Insurance fraud: Exaggerating a legitimate claim or staging an accident to obtain money from your insurance policy.
- Embezzlement: An employee stealing company funds they were granted access to.
- Computer crimes: Illegally obtaining another person's identity, credit card information or images.
Each type of fraud has corresponding consequences. However, several factors can influence your sentence including:
- Amount of money stolen
- Who or what the money was stolen from (individual vs. a company)
- Extent of the victim's suffering
Having an experienced fraud attorney on your side can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. When facing jail time and hefty punitive fines, it's crucial to work with a lawyer who has handled many fraud cases and who knows the fraud laws in South Carolina.
As one of the leading fraud attorneys in South Carolina, Mr. Nettles knows and understands the intricacies of the legal system. He will fight for your rights. If you've been accused of fraud, Mr. Nettles will meet with you to determine the next steps in your case.
To schedule your initial consultation, give our office a call at 803-814-2826. We are proud to serve clients from Columbia, Charleston and the surrounding South Carolina communities.