Many make the mistake of believing that Fraudulent Schemes Artifices charges are less serious than other crimes because they don’t involve violence or injury to others. In fact, these types of crimes are some of the highest level felony offenses in Arizona. You need to contact an experienced Fraudulent Schemes Artifices attorney for a free and confidential discussion about your case as soon as possible.
Under Arizona law, pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-2310 it is illegal to:
Put simply, it is unlawful for anyone to gain any money, property, or other benefit by means of fraud.
Under Arizona law pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-2310 if convicted of Fraudulent Schemes Artifices you are:
For any offense that involves over $100,000 in money or property value, prison is mandatory.
In addition to any penalties you may face from the courts after an Arizona Fraudulent Schemes Artifices charge, there are other penalties that many people face. Arizona Fraudulent Schemes Artifices charges have substantial collateral consequences because they are known as a “crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT).” This legal categorization means that the crime is generally considered depraved or immoral. A conviction for a CIMT offense can have consequences even greater than those some suffer through the criminal court system. Other penalties for theft pursuant to a collateral theory include:
There are many ways to defend a charge of Fraudulent Schemes Artifices. For example, it can be shown that there was never any fraud, it was simply a legitimate business deal that went bad. Or, the alleged victim may have consented to give the money of their own will and is only now claiming fraud because of other circumstances that have arisen. Whatever the defense, it is important to have an aggressive attorney investigate all aspects of the government’s case and not just accept the first plea deal that is offered. This includes interviewing the government’s witnesses, hiring financial accounting experts, and making sure the government follows the myriad rules they are required to adhere to, but often cut corners on.
Arizona Fraudulent Schemes Artifices cases can take many different forms. The most common forms of Fraudulent Schemes Artifices in Arizona include:
As experienced criminal defense attorneys representing individuals charged with Fraudulent Schemes Artifices throughout Arizona, we understand the different circumstances and defenses associated with each case. While many people charged with Fraudulent Schemes Artifices believe they will be convicted simply by virtue of the large amount of documentation against them, they forget that the government must prove things like intent to steal beyond a reasonable doubt, something that can be very difficult to do. At Feldman & Royle, we have successfully defended those charged with Fraudulent Schemes Artifices in plea negotiations and at trial. Consult at no cost and in confidence with an experienced Fraudulent Schemes lawyer to learn how your charges can be dismissed, reduced or amended.