If you are currently being criminally charged for fraud in the state of California, it is important to realize that the consequences of a successful conviction can be life-altering and long-lasting. Legally speaking, fraud is defined as a criminal action completed knowingly and willfully to deceive a third party. This includes suggesting or asserting untrue facts knowingly, by suppressing important facts, or by making promises without any intention to fulfill said promise.
This is typically defined as theft, as fraud is used in many scenarios to deprive the deceived from assets or property, however, it also be classified as a
white collar crime as it usually takes place within a business work environment. Although this type of crime typically does not involve violence, prosecutors and law enforcement alike are both ruthless in their attempts to prosecute as this type of crime can often result in large losses to the victims.
Defending Against Criminal Charges of Fraud
At the Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller, our legal team understands the nuances that surround cases involving fraud. These are complex cases are riddled with details and should not be attempted by an apathetic lawyer or one without the proper amount of legal experience. If you work with a criminal defense lawyer from our firm, however, you can trust that you will be backed by years of experience and an aggressive legal team. We are intimately knowledgeable of the laws surrounding fraud and will therefore leave no stone unturned as we fight to protect your rights. We will pool our vast resources and fight tooth and nail to help you achieve your most desirable outcome.