Prosecutors and the police are investigating and bringing more fraud charges than ever before. And the penalties for those convicted of theft and fraud can be more severe than for some violent offenses.
For example, someone who is accused of sending ten letters as part of a plan to get insurance payments can face 20 years or more in prison. This is because each letter is charged as a separate crime. In the last ten years, we have seen an explosion of cases that involve an allegation of fraud or theft.
We have defended countless people who have been accused of fraud in the city of Los Angeles, throughout LA county, and Southern California. These cases have involved a wide range of factual situations including auto fraud, insurance fraud, stealing money, embezzlement, robbery, or other situations where someone has been accused of lying or deceiving to obtain money.