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Fraud Attorney in Fresno

Understanding the Crime of Fraud

When a person deceives another person for the sake of personal gain, it is known as fraud and is a serious white collar crime under California state law. Any businessperson who is convicted of such an offense will find it extremely difficult to pursue a favorable future regarding their career. Fraud involves deception, which means that you will no longer be considered trustworthy in the corporate world if you are wrongfully convicted. Avoid such devastation by hiring a Fresno criminal defense lawyer with the experience and determination to fight your charges until they are reduced or dismissed.

Fraud Under California Law

The crime of fraud is defined in California Penal Code § 470-483.5. There are several different crimes that involve fraud, including forgery and identity fraud or theft. The punishment for forgery is listed in Pen. Code 473 as a jail sentence of up to one year, 16 months, two years or three years. Property obtained through deception via telephone or any other electronic device is punishable by the same sentence, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. Contact a lawyer immediately if you have been accused of these or any other fraud crimes.

Consult with a Fresno Fraud Lawyer Today

Call the offices of Sawl Law Group right away for competent legal defense if you've been accused of fraud. Our firm has provided legal representation in criminal defense cases for over 20 years and our legal team shares more than 40 years of aggregate experience. With an attorney from our firm on your side, you could have the best possible chance of fighting your false charges.

Contact Sawl Law Group today to discuss your case and start building a strong defense. Your initial consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by calling today. Our firm could fight for you!

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