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Insurance Fraud

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What is Insurance Fraud?

Insurance fraud is when someone makes a false insurance claim in order to gain money on a false, exaggerated, or deliberate injury or loss.

The prosecution has to have the proof that the defendant had the intent to commit fraud. In order to be guilty of insurance fraud, the defendant has to take definitive steps to make claims that they didn’t have the right to.

Types of Insurance Fraud

  • Health insurance
  • Car insurance
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Home or property insurance
  • Unemployment
  • Welfare


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Penalties for Insurance Fraud

The penalties for insurance depend on the amount and the type of insurance fraud committed.
As a misdemeanor

  • Imprisonment
  • A fine up to $10,000

As a felony

  • Imprisonment
  • A fine up to $50,000 or double the amount defrauded, whichever is greater
  • Restitution

For a felony insurance fraud charge involving worker’s compensation, the fine could increase to $150,000 or double the amount defrauded, whichever is greater.
If the defendant has prior felony convictions, the prison sentence can increase 2 years per offense committed.
Another possible penalty is restitution to the victim.

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Legal Defenses for Insurance Fraud

False accusations happen when a boss, coworker, family member, etc get angry or jealous. It’s common for false accusations to happen with insurance fraud.

In order to be guilty of insurance fraud, you have to act with fraudulent intent. If you didn’t know you were committing fraud because of a mistake, then you can’t be guilty of it.

If the prosecution doesn’t have enough evidence to prove that you committed insurance fraud, then it could work as a defense.

Have you been legally accused of committing insurance fraud? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal council for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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Your Defense Attorney for Insurance Fraud Charges

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with White Collar Crimes such as Credit Card Fraud, Embezzlement, Insurance Fraud, and Prescription Drug Fraud, to name a few.

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About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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