Fraud

Fraud is a crime which generally consists of intentional misrepresentation or deceit committed to obtain financial gain or some other benefit. Many types of fraud are described under both state and federal law. A fraud conviction may result in jail or prison time, stiff fines, and required restitution to victims. How any fraud crime is punished depends on the nature of the crime, how many victims were defrauded and how much in terms of financial loss occurred.

Anyone arrested and charged with fraud or subject to a criminal investigation into fraudulent activity should immediately hire a trusted and proven criminal defense attorney. Hofland & Tomsheck has been representing those accused of crimes in the Las Vegas area since 1997 and has the practical experience, professional resources, and legal ability to help you fight for the best case outcome.

Fraud in Las Vegas, Nevada

Under Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), fraud crimes can include:

  • Car insurance fraud
  • Foreclosure fraud
  • Welfare fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Medical insurance fraud
  • Gaming Fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Obtaining funds, property, rent, or labor through false pretenses
  • Unemployment insurance fraud

As state crimes, they may be charged and punished as either misdemeanors or felonies. For example, obtaining money or property through false pretenses valued at $650 or more is charged as a Class B felony under NRS 205.380. This crime is punishable by a prison term of one to six years and a fine that could be as high as $10,000. Using false pretenses to obtain property or money valued at less than $650 is generally charged as a misdemeanor with less serious penalties.

Federal Fraud Crimes

The FBI lists many types of federal fraud crimes. Federal criminal charges are generally much more serious due to the potential for more severe penalties. They are prosecuted by tough federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, IRS, and others that take the time to aggressively and persistently investigate those suspected of violating federal law. Federal fraud crimes include but are not limited to:

  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Advance fee schemes
  • Health care and health insurance fraud
  • Investment scams
  • Internet scams
  • Reverse mortgage scams
  • Bank fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Software piracy
  • Government fraud

Being accused of federal fraud in Las Vegas is a serious legal matter which calls for a skilled federal criminal defense attorney. At Hofland & Tomsheck, our attorney team consists of skilled trial lawyers experienced at both the state and federal level. We apply the same level of tenaciousness, passion, and skill to defending our clients as federal or state prosecutors use in pursuing a conviction.

Free Consultation with a Las Vegas Fraud Lawyer

If you have been accused of any type of fraud in the Las Vegas area, we recommend that you contact our firm immediately. We offer a free consultation in which you can get a straightforward evaluation of your case and learn how we can help you. Contact us now to get the legal advice you need.