Orlando Organized Fraud Defense Attorney
Experienced Defense Against Organized Fraud Charges In Orlando And Throughout Florida
Contact an Orlando Organized Fraud Defense Lawyer if you or a loved one is under investigation, arrested, or charged with a crime involving fraud in Orlando or anywhere in Central Florida. Fraud charges in central Florida and throughout the entire state are serious matters. Most Fraud charges are felony offenses carrying strict penalties if you are convicted so consult with an attorney before making any statements to anyone.
There are multiple ways the State of Florida can charge someone with a organized fraud related crime. Scheme to Defraud is also synonymously used when considering Organized Fraud charges. Arrests for
- Organized Fraud, and
- Schemes to Defraud
are common in the employment setting where an employee is accused of misdirecting property or money to their own use. Fraud is usually distinguished from theft charges on the basis of plan or scheme that is alleged to be involved in the underlying crime.
Organized Fraud - Factors That Must Be Proven
To prove the crime of Organized fraud the lawyers for the State must prove the following elements:
- The accused was engaging in or furthering a systematic, ongoing course of conduct;
- with intent to defraud or intent to obtain property by false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, or willful misrepresentations of a future act; and
- resulting in temporarily or permanently depriving any person of the right to property or a benefit there from or appropriating the property to one's own use or to the use of another person not entitled thereto.
Organized Or Scheme To Defraud - Possible Punishments
If you are involved in a scheme to defraud or organized fraud and are later convicted you may be punished as follows:
(a) Any person who is engaged in a scheme to defraud and obtains property is guilty of organized fraud.
- If the value of property obtained is worth $50,000 or more, you may be guilty of a first-degree felony.
- If the value of the property obtained is worth $20,000 or more, but less than $50,000, you may be guilty of a second-degree felony.
- If the value of the property obtained is worth less than $20,000 you may be charged with a third-degree felony.
Furthermore, if there are no laws stating otherwise, separate judgments and sentences passed down by the court, may be given for each time communications fraud is committed if they all involve the same scheme to defraud.
All fraud charges carry significant penalties if the government’s lawyers are able to secure a conviction. Moreover, the collateral consequences of having a fraud conviction on your record are equally significant. Future employment can be difficult for someone with a fraud conviction as these crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude and the stigma of the conviction can have long lasting consequences.
Contact Our Experienced Orlando Organized Fraud Defense Attorneys
If you or a loved one are being accused of Organized Fraud or Scheme to Defraud Orlando, Central Florida or in any other place within the state of Florida, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Central Florida Organized Fraud Defense Attorney from LaBar Adams as soon as possible. We have handled all types of criminal defense cases in the past, including many involving organized fraud investigations and other types of fraud charges. Please contact us today. Our early intervention can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. Our criminal defense law firm, located in Orlando, is here to help you get back on track personally and financially through sound legal counsel and smart, measured action based on many years of experience. We are available to speak with you immediately and never charge a fee for a consultation. Please call us at 1-866-680-4LAW or fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one of our highly experienced defense lawyers will contact you shortly. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.