Charged with Fraud in New York?
Contact a White Collar Crime Lawyer at Musa-Obregon & Associates
Fraud, put at its most basic definition, is the intentional deception of
a third party in the attempt to obtain personal gain. This is considered to be a
white collar crime due to the nature of the way in which it is usually carried out. There
is no violence, but rather it is a
theft crime that is utilized by somehow tricking the person - either by indirectly
using false means or by luring them into trusting you and handing over
their property and/or assets. Due to the nature of the crime, it is one
of the hardest types of criminal acts to pursue and one of the most difficult
to fully litigate and defend against.
We serve clients throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland
County and Westchester County.
Common Types of Fraud in Queens & NYC
There is no shortage to the different ways in which this offense can be
carried out. As it is such a blanket term, it can include immeasurable
different crimes. From
internet crimes to
federal crimes, it is a criminal offense that is constantly changing shape. Some of the
most commonly noted types of fraud-related crimes, however, include the
Bait and Switch - This is commonly used in retail
sales. Simply put, the bait and switch involves a story baiting their customers
into coming into the store with an advertisement and then switching it
for a costlier product. This is commonly used to lure customers into the
store and has often been associated with charges of false advertising.
Counterfeiting - When someone counterfeits something, it basically means that they are
creating a fake and attempting to pass it off as the original. This can
mean making counterfeit money or making fake products that are designed
to look like a name-brand product.
Embezzlement - As a type of financial fraud,
embezzlement occurs when a person has been given control over assets, property or funds
and they do not handle them as trusted. In many cases, embezzlement occurs
when the entrusted person will take the funds and put them into their
own accounts or under their own name.
Forgery - Similar to counterfeiting, forgery involves using a fake that is passed
off as the original. This differs, however, in that it is usually in respect
to legal documents, signatures and statistics instead of actual objects.
Identity Theft - When someone attempts to take the information of another person and pass
it off as their own, it can be considered to be identity theft. This is
a fraudulent act that allows for a person to "cheat" and utilize
another person's name, credit, background and the like to gain personal
gain for themselves.
Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney
When dealing with a white collar crime such as fraud, you do not have the
luxury of taking your time. It can be exhausting to try and handle these
cases on your own - especially if you have never had to deal with the
criminal process on your own. For this reason, it is highly encouraged
that you do not hesitate to consult with a criminal defense attorney that
you can trust as soon as possible.
Musa-Obregon & Associates, they know what is on the line with situations of this nature. You can
be confident knowing that should you choose to work with them that they
will go the distance in their efforts to fight to protect your legal rights.
Call our New York and Queens criminal attorneys today to learn more!