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Fraud May Sound like a Soft Crime, but Penalties Can Be Harsh

There are numerous types of fraud charges, but as a whole, they frequently fall under the heading of white collar crime in that they typically involve criminal activity related to money. Victims of this kind of fraud typically incur losses that represent total financial devastation, and as such, prosecutors are aggressive when seeking recourse against perpetrators of fraud. If you’ve been accused of fraud, have close associations with someone who is accused of or being investigated for fraud, or are being investigated for fraud yourself, don’t be lulled into a false sense of complacency because it doesn’t sound like such a horrible crime—the reality is that penalties for fraud are steep and can have lifelong implications. Judges and prosecutors don’t take kindly to those who willingly bilk the elderly and other unsuspecting citizens out of their hard-earned money, so be prepared for the fight of your life.

 

Embezzlement, IRS violations, money laundering, as well as specific types of fraud, including bank fraud, mortgage fraud, and financial fraud require aggressive, thorough, capable representation by an experienced fraud attorney. Medicare fraud, prescription fraud, and consumer fraud are hot topics in Chicago, so law enforcement has an even tighter watch on violations than ever before.

 

If you stand accused of fraud, or you are currently being investigated for fraud, Andrew Weisberg, an experienced fraud attorney in Chicago, answers his cell phone 24/7 so you can get busy preparing yourself for what may come. Fraud charges can result in stiff sentences, up to and including life in prison. Attorney Weisberg can inform you of your rights, review the evidence against you, and begin working toward the most appropriate resolution on your behalf. The first step, however, is to call for a free and confidential consultation with Attorney Weisberg to determine whether he can help you.

 

Fraud Attorney Chicago – No matter how straightforward or complex your fraud charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is an experienced fraud attorney in Chicago known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and traffic violations. To contact Mr. Weisberg, visit https://www.chicagocriminallawyer.com/ or call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811 or Text LAWYER to 25827 for prompt call back. The consultation is free.

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Is It Theft, Robbery, or Burglary? How Illinois Defines Each Crime

Burglary | Robbery | Theft

Many people use the terms “theft,” “robbery,” and “burglary” interchangeably in daily conversations. Which makes sense. After all, each term – in general – addresses the same topic.

Legally speaking, however, the terms describe three different and specific types of criminal offenses. If you’re facing criminal charges related to stealing something, you need to know the legal definition of each term.

Theft in Illinois

Illinois Statutes Chapter 720 §16-1 defines theft as obtaining the property of someone else through deception [...]

Did You Know You’re Paying Not to Seal Your Illinois Criminal Record?

Record Sealing

You’ve served your time and paid off fines for your crimes. Everything should go back to normal, right?

Not so much.

Even if you are only arrested, or if you are charged but acquitted on those charges, it creates a criminal record. A record that will follow you if you don’t take action.

Having a conviction on your record is especially hard because state and federal laws automatically ban you from holding certain positions, getting certain jobs, and even exercising [...]

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