Ohio Fraud Crime Lawyer

Have you been criminally charged with fraud?

Fraud is a broad term in criminal law which describes crimes of deception, misrepresentation, or trickery used to steal the property, assets, or services of another for the personal gain of the perpetrator. Fraud can be committed by falsehoods, misleading allegations, or through conduct. It is considered a white collar crime generally committed by business professionals, financial experts, public officials, and entrepreneurs.

If you have been accused of a fraud crime in the state of Ohio, it is crucial that you seek professional legal representation from a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the state court system in Ohio.

You can find that kind of skilled and experienced legal representation from a Columbus criminal defense lawyer at our firm. We have the knowledge, legal abilities and understanding of Ohio court procedure and court personnel that can make a difference in how your case evolves and in its final outcome. Our firm has more than 17 years of experience in the field of criminal defense and is rated among the top three percent of lawyers in the United States through their distinctions such as being listed in the Ohio Super Lawyers® and "Best Lawyers in America."

Understanding the Types of Fraud

Fraud crimes can be committed through many means, including mail, telephone, wire, and the internet. Typical examples of fraud are bankruptcy fraud, mortgage fraud, identity theft, credit card fraud, passing bad checks, false insurance claims, securities frauds, tax fraud, investment scams, benefits fraud, embezzlement, forgery, and the counterfeiting of goods, documents, and currency.

If you are subject to a criminal investigation or have been charged with fraud, you should contact a Columbus fraud crime attorney at our firm as soon as possible. The sooner we are involved in your defense, the more effective we can be. Often, we can intervene on your behalf to obtain deferred prosecution and other favorable terms, such as diversion programs. Regardless of the charges you may be facing, our legal team will work tirelessly to protect your legal rights and make every effort to help you avoid a conviction and to minimize the adverse consequences of such charges.

Contact a Columbus fraud crime lawyer at the The Koffel Law Firm today at (614) 675-4845​.