Fraud is a type of white-collar crime that is broadly defined as intentionally deceiving a person or group of people for personal gain or in an effort to injure another party. Because there are so many different types of fraud charges and offenses, convictions for fraud charges will vary greatly and will depend on the facts of the case, the value of the property taken (or amount of injury caused) and an individual’s criminal history.
Regardless of the exact type of fraud charge filed, however, these charges are serious, and convictions can result in sentences, including life in prison, jail time and permanent marks on the individual’s criminal record.
If you or a loved one has been accused of fraud in Chicago or the surrounding areas, it’s crucial that you consult an experienced fraud attorney right away to determine how to defend your case. At the Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg, we provide free and confidential consultations seven days a week.
During the free consultation you will speak directly with Mr. Weisberg. He will discuss your case in great detail and explain the process that lies ahead. After consulting with Mr. Weisberg you will have a much better idea of the criminal justice system and what to expect when you go to court to defend your case. When you hire Mr. Weisberg, he will be at your side every step of the way. He is satisfied with nothing less than the best possible outcome for your case.
Under Illinois state law, the most common charge associated with fraud is theft. Most cases that involve fraud are usually charged as theft. For example, if a person works as a bookkeeper for a retail store but commits fraud and takes thousands of dollars from the store, they would likely be arrested and charge with theft. In other words, the person is typically not charged with “fraud” but some form of felony theft. Mr. Weisberg has successfully defensed countless individuals in large scale theft cases in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Other fraud related offenses are listed below:
In general, defendants with criminal histories of recent felonies will face harsher charges than those with minimal or no criminal histories.
When arrested for and facing serious criminal charges, it is critical to find a great criminal defense lawyer who is at the top of his profession. Finding an experienced criminal defense attorney is the best thing you can do to protect your reputation and avoid jail time or prison time. Mr. Weisberg handles all felony and misdemeanor charges in all Cook County courthouses including Chicago (and all branch courts), Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood (Maybrook), Bridgeview and Markham.
Mr. Weisberg is a seasoned Chicago fraud defense lawyer. He has represented hundreds of criminal cases in Chicago and knows the system. No matter what the circumstances of the case, Mr. Weisberg treats every client with the respect and compassion they deserve. To find out how he can help you, contact our law offices today.