Orlando Unemployment Compensation Fraud Defense Attorney
Experienced Defense Against Unemployment Compensation Fraud Charges In Orlando And Throughout Florida
If you have been accused of Unemployment Compensation Fraud in Orlando, Central Florida or in any other place in the state of Florida, it's important to discuss your case with an experienced Orlando Unemployment Compensation Fraud Defense Lawyer before you talk to anyone else. Unemployment fraud is a felony, and the potential consequences are far more serious than the loss of your unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Fraud In Florida
Many people who receives unemployment compensation have pressing financial needs and do everything they can to maximize their benefits. Unfortunately, they may be unaware of activities that may be considered fraud. These include:
- Making false statements
- Withholding information that may affect benefits
- Failure to report work
- Failure to report earnings
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is aggressive in pursuing fraud cases. The consequences of being convicted of unemployment compensation fraud in Florida are very serious. In addition to losing your benefits, you may be required to pay restitution for benefits received and thousands of dollars for the cost of investigation. The DEO also prints pictures of people convicted of unemployment compensation fraud on its website.
Florida Unemployment Fraud - Penalties And Consequences
Fraud charges are very damaging to a person's reputation. There are few employers who would want to hire someone with a fraud conviction on his or her record. Unemployment Compensation Fraud is a third-degree felony under Florida law. This crime is punishable by up to five years in prison (with no minimum mandatory prison time), five years of probation and a $5,000 fine.
In addition to being a serious felony offense unemployment compensation fraud is a crime of dishonesty and will show up in even the most basic background checks. Do not take these charges lightly. Contact us today! Our Criminal defense lawyer handles all types of fraud cases in Florida, including unemployment compensation fraud. He is equally capable of challenging the state's charges, building a defense based on extenuating circumstances or negotiating with prosecutors to obtain an outcome that is manageable for you.
Florida Statutes – Unemployment Fraud
For more information on unemployment compensation fraud under Florida criminal law review the Florida Statute Section 443.071
Experienced Orlando Unemployment Compensation Fraud Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with Unemployment Compensation Fraud within the State of Florida including the city of Orlando and vicinity, contact the Central Florida Unemployment Compensation Fraud attorney N. Ryan LaBar to discuss your case as soon as possible. We will work hard doing everything we can to get the charges dropped or avoid a conviction so you will be eligible for sealing or expunging in the future. 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 criminal defense lawyers will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.