Chicago Fraud Defense Lawyer
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Illinois Clients against Fraud Charges
Fraud is a financial crime where one uses deceitful means to gain possession over valuable items from another person or place. These charges should not be taken lightly because they could leave you records of the fraud and could cost you thousands of dollars in restitution.
There are many different types of fraud charges that can be charged in many different ways, so defending a fraud charge is always dependent upon the specific facts of the case. This is why it is so important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you even begin to think that you might be charged with fraud.
Often, charges of fraud are also lumped together with charges of theft, but they are in fact different charges. Generally, fraud charges allege that an extra element of deceit, lying, or false pretenses were used instead of merely possessing a property that you do not have legal right to possess. Types of fraud offenses that Steve Klein can help defend you against are:
- Deceptive Practices
- Fraudulent insurance claims
- Identity theft
- Gift card fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Mail fraud