Knoxville Fraud Attorney
Reliable Tennessee Criminal Defense Team
Fraud is any intentional attempt at deceiving or misrepresenting yourself
in order to benefit yourself or another person. The different types of
fraud are prosecuted at the federal level through the U.S. Attorney's
Office. A federal felony like fraud can bring many years of prison time
and substantial fines—call our Knoxville criminal defense attorney
right away if you are under investigation or have been charged! We are
more than equipped to defend your rights and protect you against tough
Common Types of Fraud
One very common type of fraud is tax fraud or tax evasion. This occurs
when a taxpayer tries to avoid paying their income taxes to the federal
government. Examples can range from overestimating business expenses to
underreporting income or simply failing to file a tax return.
Another common fraud scheme is Medicare or Medicaid fraud, both of which
are intended to bring health insurance to millions of people. People however
often try to file fraudulent claims costing the federal government money.
This can happen when a healthcare company or individual provider attempts
to collect legitimate reimbursements from the government such as by over-billing
for health care services or by performing unnecessary procedures.
What are the penalties for fraud?
Though misdemeanor convictions happen in certain situations, for the most
part, fraud will be charged as a felony. There are a range of punishments
for a conviction, depending on the circumstances.
Penalties can include the following:
- Prison time can range significantly, from 6 months to 20 years
- The amount of fine depends on the crime—from a few thousand to tens
of millions of dollars
- Restitution may be enforced
- Convictions not involving prison time will likely include probation
You cannot afford to be charged for a federal crime and not have representation
in court. Call our Knoxville criminal defense lawyer right away to fight
Give us a call today or fill out a form online to begin building you a solid defense.