Insurance fraud is an act of fraud that is committed with the intention of fraudulently obtaining a large or unjustified payment form an insurance company. This crime is a growing concern in the United States, and as such, it is being tirelessly investigated and prosecuted. If you have been arrested and charged with insurance fraud, you need to contact a San Francisco criminal defense attorney from our firm today. Insurance fraud can be a federal crime, which could mean facing an aggressive prosecution team and strict federal sentencing guidelines.
Insurance fraud is generally done through exaggerating injuries and claims, or even deliberately causing or staging accidents or damage in order to get a payoff. If an innocent bystander was injured due to a fake accident, that will enhance the charges and lead to a harsher sentence. If anyone was harmed during the scheme, up to 20 years of prison time may be issued. If someone was killed as a result of the scheme, the perpetrator can spend life in prison. That is why it is essential that you speak with an experienced attorney about your case.
Okabe & Haushalter is a top-rated criminal defense law firm. Our attorneys are first-rate and often serve as legal analysts for CNN and Headline News. We understand the charges you are facing, as well as how difficult a time this is for you. We will do everything we can to secure a favorable outcome for our clients. After analyzing your case and looking for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you, we can negotiate to either have your charged dropped altogether, or at the very least reduced. Reduced charges will mean less jail time if convicted, as well as fewer monetary penalties and damage to your reputation.
If you are being charged with insurance fraud, do not hesitate to call us. Speak with a defense attorney at our firm before speaking with law enforcement.