Philadelphia Fraud Lawyer
Philadelphia White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer for Fraud Charges
A criminal defense attorney for any fraud charges including mail, mortgage, computer, internet, accounting, healthcare, securities, mortgage, and welfare fraud. We represent retailers, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, physicians, welfare recipients, doctors, and accountants among others.
Fraud may be the most complex and most generalized term in the American legal system. The scope of ‘fraud’ covers multiple offenses and several different levels of punishment. Regardless of the evidence collected in a business fraud or other fraud case, the government must prove intent on the part of the accused to willfully and knowingly commit fraud, which makes it particularly difficult to prosecute.
Our Philadelphia Fraud Lawyers Passionately Defend Against All Fraud Charges
To ‘make up’ for this, prosecutors and government agencies can be ruthlessly devoted to cases, creating seemingly impossible situations for the defendants. If a person is facing fraud charges, it is imperative that they place their trust in a Philadelphia Fraud Lawyer that will provide painstaking and highly professional client service. The Philadelphia Fraud Lawyers at the offices of Peter J. Scuderi will defend and protect your rights, especially when facing fraud charges.
‘Fraud’ often acts as an umbrella term that covers several different offenses. These offenses can include:
- Credit/Debit Fraud: Credit Fraud or Debit Fraud is when someone fraudulently obtains, uses, signs, takes or buys a credit or debit card. Also, this can include when someone uses his or her own card with the knowledge that it expired or that the account lacks enough money to pay for the items charged.
- Insurance Fraud: Insurance Fraud is when someone makes illegal or fraudulent claims to their insurance company for personal gain.
- Securities Fraud: Securities Fraud is usually committed by investors, Securities fraud is usually governed by both federal and state law, and legal action can be initiated by private investors, or by a government agency such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Identity Theft: Identity Theft entails the misuse of another person's identity for either personal or financial gain. Identity theft is usually compounded with other charges because it is often taken illegally from government entreaties or information or stolen from personal information.
- Pyramid Schemes: A Pyramid Scheme is a criminal form of investment in which a large return on a small amount of money is promised, under the condition that the initial investor convinces new recruits to invest their own money in turn. The "pyramid" is fabricated on a false belief that others will continue to add their own money into the scheme. Once investors become scarce, the pyramid collapses and large amounts of money can be lost. 'Ponzi' schemes are an example or pyramid schemes.
- Forgery: Forgery is when a person fraudulently creates a document to act as or replace another document. Documents that can be the object of forgery include contracts, identification cards, and legal certificates. Forgery cannot be prosecuted without a clear intent to commit a crime or other larcenous behavior.
- Wire Fraud: Wire fraud refers to any falsified or deceitful scheme to secure money or property, committed through the use of interstate "wires". This includes television, radio, telephone, or the internet. Almost all instances of wire fraud are considered federal crimes, due to their potential effects on the interstate commerce clause.
- Telemarketing Fraud: Telemarketing fraud commonly pertains to the directing of schemes towards consumers via unsolicited telephone calls that promise large winnings or prizes, but are in fact a scam. Oftentimes, elderly people are particularly targeted by telemarketing fraud operations. Overall, with the development of caller ID and the enactment of the Do Not Call Registry, fraud of this type has become less prevalent.
The Philadelphia Fraud Lawyers at the law offices of Peter J. Scuderi are committed to the defense and aid of all of our clients. We are committed to using our considerable experience to proactively and successfully obtain an outcome in any case. If you or a loved one has been charged with any of the offenses listed above, contact one of the Philadelphia Fraud Lawyers at the law offices of Peter J. Scuderi.
Contact The Law Office
Peter J. Scuderi is an attorney in Philadelphia specializing in criminal defense. Mr. Scuderi also serves Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Chester Counties in addition to serving those in Philadelphia County. He is among the best lawyers in Pennsylvania, committed to assisting clients who need high quality legal representation.
For a consultation on your case, please call us at 215-546-5650 or complete the form below. If you are looking for a criminal lawyer in Philadelphia, your legal fight starts here.