Criminal Defense Against Fraud Charges
If you have been accused of fraud in Williamson County, you will need a skilled criminal lawyer.
Fraud is a deceptive act committed for personal gain, or to damage another entity. Typically, individuals or entities are defrauded of money or other valuables. The consequences of fraud can rage from a minor offense (misdemeanor) to a serious offense (felony). If you have been accused of fraud, you must be prepared; fraud charges can be very serious and can involve a lengthy and complicated court battle. Even if you have not yet been charged, but are merely under investigation for fraud, it is crucial that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Robert M. Phillips & Associates, we defend citizens in Georgetown, Williamson County, and other parts of Central Texas against all types of fraud charges, including:
- Bank Fraud
- Mail and Wire Fraud
- Internet/Computer Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Mortgage Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Fraud Charges Involving Government Benefits (e.g. Workers’ Compensation, Medicare, Social Security, or Disability)
- Insurance Fraud
Facing Fraud Charges in Texas?
If you are a suspect, or if you have been accused of fraud, do NOT speak to the authorities until you first speak with a lawyer. This is crucial in the success of your case. The earlier you hire an attorney to assist you in protecting your rights, avoiding damaging disclosures, search warrants, and unexpected arrest and indictment, the better chance you have of winning your case.
Fight For an Outright Dismissal or an Out-of-Court Settlement
To defeat a fraud charge, it is wise to have your attorney pursue a full dismissal of the case, or to settle the case outside of court. To successfully attempt either of these scenarios, you must hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Because victims of fraud are usually only looking to recover the money which was defrauded from them, an experienced fraud attorney should be able to resolve the case outside of court. In fact, settling the case before trial is favorable for all parties. Outside of court, both parities avoid a complicated court battle, victims have a greater possibility of recovering losses, and the accused avoids jail time.
You Do Not Want to Face Federal Court
Many types of fraud are categorized as white collar crimes and will be dealt with in federal court, rather than state court. You do not want to appear in front of federal court. Often, federal offenses warrant long and harsh punishments, and all are subject to the strict and severe federal sentencing guidelines. At Robert M. Phillips & Associates, our skilled legal team will go through great lengths to ensure that your case does not have to be handled in federal court.
Robert M. Phillips & Associates Offers Experienced Legal Counsel
At Robert M. Phillips & Associates, we are dedicated to defending you, and resolving your case effectively and discreetly. Our main objective is to keep you out of the Texas criminal court system, so as to avoid jail time. We have successfully defended numerous clients against fraud charges. Our veteran lawyers are located in Georgetown, Texas, conveniently across the street from the Williamson County Jail. We provide experienced and highly skilled criminal defense services to people throughout Williamson County and Central Texas.