Fraud is obtaining goods or services under false pretenses and can be lying, using false documents, embezzlement, or identity theft. Depending on the value of the goods/services it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Some fraud charges were reduced to a misdemeanor by Prop 47.
Fraud is something that can be punished either civilly or criminally. If charged criminally, it is the kind of case where a dismissal can be obtained through a process known as civil compromise.
It may be possible to argue that a felony should have been filed as a misdemeanor based on the value of the goods/services supposedly taken being below $950.
Every fraud case is different. I’ve been successfully defending and developing strategies to successfully defend fraud cases for over 17 years.
I know what’s at stake for you.
And I will use all my skills to make sure you beat the fraud charges.
Call me to set up a consultation at (213) 479-5322.