Facing Charges for Fraud in Oakland?
Defense for All Types of Fraud – Call (510) 953-5551
After being charged with the crime of fraud in or around Oakland, you will need to get the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney to pursue the outcome that you deserve. During your initial evaluation, our team can help you prepare your case and give you all the information you need.
How Fraud is Charged in California
The crime of fraud often involves the use of someone else’s finances. Two common ways this can be done is via check or credit card. Fraud, however, encompasses a whole family of crimes that involve committing an act that:
- Results in an unfair or unearned benefit to you
- Causes another to lose something or be harmed
Since these crimes are “wobblers,” the defendant can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony depending on certain elements and how the case is handled.
Keep in mind that the attorney you get and whether or not the lawyer can effectively show the DA’s office the following, will have a huge impact on the outcome:
- Who you are as a person
- Your lack of a prior record
Fraud is a “Specific Intent” Crime
Fraud crimes are handled very seriously in the state of California. As a specific intent crime, the state will aggressively fight to show that you had intent and that as a result, you are guilty of the crime of fraud. They will, however, have to prove this in order to win their case.
This also means that building a defense can be accomplished if you work with a team of knowledgeable attorneys. By showing that you or your accused loved one did not have specific intent to commit the act, we can show that you never meant to receive an unfair advantage or to cause loss to another through your alleged actions.
Why Hire Our Fraud Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Torres & Caraves, we can actively build your case to help create a foolproof defense. We will begin with a statement of case and a social history to learn more about you, as the client, and the specific details of your white collar crime case. If you are aware that an investigation is being taken against you, now is the time to call.
Following are just some of the many reasons you should choose us:
- More than 20 years of total legal and trial experience
- Insight from our former prosecutor
- Countless testimonials from past clients
- Multiple awards and memberships to professional associations
Time is of the essence and it is essential to receive legal help from the onset. Call us today at (510) 953-5551.