Criminal Defense Against Fraud

All criminal charges must be taken seriously, especially those involving fraud. In addition to jail time and prison terms, many financial crimes carry stiff fines and other penalties, such as covering court costs and paying the victim restitution.

Here in Albuquerque, my firm Angela Arellanes Law has seen the damage criminal charges can incur firsthand. Along with my dedicated staff, I pledge to thoroughly review your case to develop a strong defense strategy.

Call 505.247.2417 to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney today!

Types of Financial Crimes

It’s true that certain crimes lack an element of force or physical aggression. However, these crimes are still considered quite serious by both state and federal courts, especially when large amounts of money are involved. There are also many forms of frauds on the books, including:

  • Embezzlement – Stealing money that is not yours but that you have access to, often through your workplace, is a form of embezzlement.
  • Identity Theft – The process of fraudulently assuming someone else’s identity to make financial gains, such as opening a new credit card in the person’s name.
  • Tax Fraud and Evasion – Tax fraud entails willfully violating the tax code to pay less, while tax evasion is avoiding the payment of taxes rightfully owed to the government.
  • Money Laundering – Taking money earned through criminal wrongdoing and filtering it through legitimate channels is considered money laundering.
  • Bribery – Bribery involves offering a reward, usually money, to gain a position of authority or assume a role that would otherwise be unavailable.
  • Racketeering – When a criminal or criminal organization earns money from a legal enterprise, such as a legitimate business.

What You Can Expect from My Law Firm

For over 25 years, I’ve provided a staunch legal defense against all sorts of crimes. I take the time to get to know my clients to truly understand the charges they’re facing. From there, I will investigate the case diligently to create a robust defense strategy.

Along with your financial health and your future standing in the community, fraud charges can also put your freedom in jeopardy. In addition to my skilled and talented staff, I’ll make sure that your best interests remain a priority throughout the proceedings. Contact me today for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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