Albuquerque Fraud Criminal Defense Attorney

Fraud charges can be extremely costly. Not only do you stand to face criminal penalties, which may include prison time and fines, you could lose your livelihood if your reputation is tarnished.

To defend against fraud charges, you need an experienced white-collar criminal defense attorney. I, Angela Arellanes, attorney at law, have the experience you need to protect your rights, freedom, and financial future. I pledge to investigate your case thoroughly in order to build a strong defense.

Types of Fraud

Fraud encompasses a wide variety of white-collar crimes, including:

  • Embezzlement
  • Falsification of financial information
  • Identity theft
  • False accounting
  • Forgery
  • Money laundering
  • Public Corruption

The Consequences of Fraud Convictions

At the state level, fraud convictions carry severe penalties when the value of the unlawfully acquired property exceeds $500. This entails a felony charge, which may result in prison time (incarceration of no less than one year) and fines. Federal felony charges carry even steeper penalties depending on the amount of money lost.

Even if convicted of a misdemeanor or petty misdemeanor, you still face the prospect of being “blacklisted” by most employers. Limitations on employment opportunities mean difficulty paying bills and the stress that accompanies financial instability.

Full Defense Against Fraud Charges

I consider protecting your good reputation as part of my job as your criminal defense attorney. At my Albuquerque law firm, we work very hard to minimize all consequences of fraud charges.

As I investigate your case to build a strong defense to reduce or eliminate charges, my law firm staff will also be working hard to keep your case out of the press.

To benefit from more than 25 years of experience, contact me today to schedule a consultation.

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