It is unlawful to take any item of value from another by way of misrepresentation or other fraudulent means. Examples include common transactions like signing a check, applying for a credit card, or even taking a “hand shake” loan from a friend. Fraud can be a felony or misdemeanor depending on how much money is involved, and a conviction for fraud can carry a prison sentence. Fraud cases may be prosecuted by the District Attorney, the Attorney General, or the Federal Prosecutor.
A lawyer will make sure that the Police and District Attorney have followed the strict rules, laws, and regulations that apply to every criminal case, and get both sides of the story. We can question whether the arrest was constitutional, and interview the alleged victim. Did the officer have a warrant? Was I read my rights? Was this an honest mistake? Did I consent to be searched? Can we suppress the evidence? These questions and many more should be evaluated in every case. Please call Aaron J. Boland for a free consultation.