Richmond Fraud Attorneys

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What is fraud? Fraud is commonly defined as intentional dishonesty used by a person or entity to take advantage of another for personal gain. Someone guilty of fraud is usually trying to obtain money or put himself / herself in a better position. If you have been accused of such a crime, you need a criminal lawyer in Richmond behind your case as soon as possible. Reach out to Carlson & Collier for the support you deserve.

Fraud Charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia

There are many types of fraud, including prescription medical fraud and credit card fraud. Some are prosecuted as criminal while others are pursued civilly. A criminal fraud charge — depending on the type of fraud committed, the seriousness of the fraud, and any past criminal record — may result in a felony conviction with jail time. If you are up against these types of criminal charges, speak with a Richmond criminal defense attorney from our firm.

In order for the prosecution to prove fraud they must show several facts.

  • First there has to be a fraudulent (meaning false) statement of a material fact.
  • There must be proof that the defendant knew the statement was false.
  • Intention of the accused to deceive the injured party must also be proven.
  • The alleged victim must have justifiable reliance about the statement given by the defendant.
  • Lastly, the prosecution must prove injury to the victim as a result of the fraudulent act of the accused.

Credit Card Fraud: Laws & Penalties

One of the most common forms of fraud is credit card fraud. This occurs when a person uses, buys, sells, takes, or forges someone else's credit card or their card information. Often when caught, the accused will have numerous cards with different names and information.

The accused is generally charged with one count per card in their possession. Credit card fraud occurs frequently now due to so much personal information being available through computers, mailboxes, and even a victim's trash. This crime may be punished as a Class 5 or Class 6 felony, and may result in 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine, depending on factors.

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These and other theft offenses are laid out in the following Code of Virginia Sections: 18.2-10 and 18.2-193-195. Our criminal defense lawyers in Richmond are available 24/7, and we're ready to help you.

To learn more, or to request your free consultation with a member of our team, contact Carlson & Collier today.

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