Abilene Tx, Fraud Defense Attorney
Strong & Effective Legal Advocacy in Criminal Charges of Fraud
Fraud is a word that covers a broad scope of unlawful activities and can be an accusation lodged against a person or a business. Fraud offenses can range from misdemeanors to felonies in the state of Texas; these investigations and charges call for the services of an attorney who thoroughly understands Texas white collar crime laws, who has experience defending them including trial experience, and who provides tough, thorough, and compelling representation against the case brought against you by state prosecutors. These prosecutors will work vigorously to convict you and have courts impose harsh penalties that can include time in jail or prison, heavy fines, lengthy probations, restitution, and other punishments.
While fraud is considered a white collar crime and thus nonviolent, it can still have a hugely damaging impact on individuals, companies, and governmental agencies. For example, the government spends millions annually on fighting various types of healthcare fraud. Investment fraud can wipe out entire savings and retirement programs for multiple victims.
At Keith & Lorfing, we understand what you are up against when accused of fraudulent activity. Our Abilene fraud attorney has a strong track record of results in handling white collar crimes such as fraud. Attorney Russell Lorfing brings over a decade of state prosecutor experience to the table in representing you against these types of charges. He has handled hundreds of cases including highly-complex investigations and charges involving various types of fraud. As a former Cyber Hacking Intellectual Property Prosecutor, he is especially knowledgeable in handling electronic evidence. Computer evidence is often a critical factor in many types of fraud cases.
If you have been accused of any type of fraud, get a review of your case and how best to proceed. Contact our Abilene fraud attorney at (325) 308-6960. We also serve San Angelo, Lubbock, and Amarillo in all cases involving any type of fraud.
Fraud Charges in Texas
Fraud generally involves getting the alleged victim to part with money or something of value for the gain of the perpetrator. This can be done through the use of the following:
- Intentionally making false statements while citing them as facts
- Intentionally misrepresenting something
- Using deceit or trickery
- Concealing or failing to disclose certain facts
Our firm handles all types of fraud charges. These can include but are not limited to:
- Tax fraud
- Identity theft
- Healthcare fraud, such as Medicare/Medicaid fraud
- Credit card/debit card fraud
- Bank fraud
- Wire fraud
- Mail fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Securities fraud
- Investment fraud and scams, such as Ponzi schemes
- Insurance fraud
Other types of fraud can destroy businesses. These felony crimes result in the most serious penalties when large groups of victims or large businesses or government agencies are harmed.
Work with a Strong Texas Defender
Defending against fraud allegations is a complex matter that calls for experience with these types of cases. It requires the ability to comprehensively investigate and analyze complicated issues and often thousands of documents of forensic evidence. At Keith & Lorfing, we have concentrated much of our practice on these types of nonviolent crime and have thus gained valuable know-how in effectively defending them. If you are facing fraud charges in the West Texas area, we urge you take advantage of our reputation for excellence in criminal defense.