Fresno Fraud Lawyers
Tulare, Madera & Kings County Defense
Fraud is commonly considered a “white collar” crime. Several
crimes can fall under the general category of "fraud" to include
the following examples:
Forgery - to copy or produce a duplicate of a document, banknote, signature or
Identity Theft - to knowingly use another person's identity for the purpose of benefiting
from that person, usually financially.
Mail Fraud - to electronically send or mail money or something fraudulent.
Mortgage Fraud - to inflate an appraisal, to claim false income assets, to falsely represent
oneself as a borrower, etc.
Insurance Fraud - to defraud the insurance process, whether from the side of the insurer
or the insuree.
Fraud Involving Senior Citizens - to scam, fool or act fraudulently against a senior citizen in order
to benefit in some way, usually financially.
Financial Fraud - to act fraudulently for the purpose of financial gain - this can take
In California, fraud most commonly occurs when someone gains an unfair
benefit to the detriment or harm of another person. A conviction for fraud
can include long jail sentences and heavy fines and costs. Many fraud
charges are considered "wobblers." A wobbler can be charged
as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the person's past criminal
record and the specific facts of the individual case. Although some fraud
charges are automatically considered felonies, and not subject to being
dropped down to a misdemeanor.
Additionally, many fraud charges may be charged as federal crimes.
Fraud Defense Attorneys
Fraud charges are serious with significant penalties attached. If you have
been charged with fraud, or are under investigation for fraud, it is important
to talk to an experienced
criminal defense lawyer in Fresno today. Wapner Jones P.C. are experienced representing clients
in fraud cases throughout the Fresno area. If you have questions regarding
fraud or other criminal case, do not hesitate to contact our offices to
schedule a free consultation. Fill out our online contact form, or call