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Fraud charges: You have a right to a defense in Louisiana

When you're accused of a white collar crime, you don't want to incriminate yourself by saying too much or telling the prosecutors what they want to hear to save face. That's why seeking a defense from the start is a good plan. White collar crimes range in definition. Some, like fraud, can be charged at the federal level, leaving you with the potential for prison sentencing or a large fine.

As someone who is accused of fraud as a doctor, you may have to prove you have all the right receipts and prescription information for your patients. You need to show why your practices may be different than others. In the meantime, you may struggle as your case hits the news or media outlets, but with the right precautions, you can keep the damage to your reputation at a minimum.

Many times, charges for fraud are placed before you have a chance to explain yourself. Whether you're accused of taking a bribe or participating in Medicaid fraud, you need that opportunity. Defending yourself is your right and something you absolutely need to do from the start of your case.

If you're already imprisoned, don't worry. There are ways to work with the court to get yourself released or to be placed on home detention. If you haven't been found guilty or been tried for the crime you've been accused of, why should you be treated like a criminal?

To learn more about your options after you've been accused of fraud, please look at our white collar crime webpage. You need to stand up for yourself and your rights to protect your future, your family, and the work you've put into your legacy.

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