Madison federal criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth defends individuals accused of fraud or embezzlement in federal courts. He has been a federal criminal defense lawyer since 1993 and has devoted his law firm to criminal defense since then. He is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense in federal courts, from the initial stages of a case through direct appeal, petition for review or petition for certiorari and collateral attack. If you stand accused of a federal fraud or embezzlement charge, let his experience in the courtroom, along with his commitment to his clients, go to work for you.
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Fraud offenses are often called “paper crimes” or “white collar” crimes. Fraud is generally defined as a knowing misrepresentation of fact. Federal fraud charges may include bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, health care fraud, internet fraud or prescription fraud, just to name a few. All of these forms of a fraud charges involve the allegation that someone obtained money or property by use of false or fraudulent means.
In a fraud case, perhaps more so than other federal cases, often times the “devil is in the details.” What did you believe and when did you believe it? If you were mistaken, but acted in good faith, it is not fraud. Remember, it is the government’s burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had the intent to defraud and did not act in good faith.
The penalties in a federal fraud case may include prison, significant fines and restitution. The restitution alone can create a lifelong financial burden for someone convicted of fraud.
If you have been accused of any federal fraud crime it is critical that you have skilled and experienced legal guidance as soon as possible. Government law enforcement agencies like the IRS or the FBI spend vast resources and sometimes many years to build a case against you. Your chance to level the field is to retain an experienced, skilled federal criminal defense attorney.