For the most part, we have good intentions when we carry out various acts in our lives. Whether it is at home, school, work or in the general public, we seek to do well onto others. However, some things are carried out with bad-faith, often seeking to selfishly benefit him or herself. While these acts could simply mean a person is dishonest or willfully acted deceitful, they could also mean that he or she committed a crime.
Fraud is a broad term that refers to a wide variety of fraudulent acts. These acts are intentionally deceitful for the personal gain of the person committing them. These acts can occur through the mail, Internet, phone or by wire. Common types of fraud include bankruptcy fraud, tax fraud, identity theft, insurance fraud, mail fraud, credit card fraud, securities fraud, wire fraud and telemarketing fraud.
Being charged with a white-collar crime, such as fraud, is not a simple matter. These are often fairly complex and can have severe effects on the accused. At Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, our law firm is well versed in these matters, focusing on helping those in the Baton Rouge accused of criminal charges.
Our law firm takes the time to fully investigate the matter. Our goal is to obtain a full picture of the matter, helping us establish the best defense route possible. With over 35 years of experience, we have the skills and resources necessary to obtain all pertinent evidence needed to poke holes in the prosecution’s case.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s white-collar crime website. Whether you are charged for acts in the workplace or for acts in your home, facing criminal charges can be very impactful to a defendant’s personal and professional life. Thus, it is vital to become aware of your rights and how best to defend yourself.