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Fraud Charges Lawyer

Fraud Charges Lawyer

A Fraud Charges Lawyer will fight for you when you fear you might lose everything. Your Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney is here to defend your fraud charges.

Fraud occurs someone steals, takes, carries away, leads or drives away the personal property of another person. Also, when someone lies about what belongs to him or her or what has been entrusted to him or her.

While it is similar to stealing, stealing becomes fraud when there is force or misrepresentation of the facts.

Fraud also occurs when someone causes another person to misrepresent their income, assets and the like. For their own personal gain.

Charges can be made due to any false representation concerning money, property or services.

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Types of Fraud Charges

Insurance Fraud

If someone makes a false insurance claim in order to gain money on a false, exaggerated, or deliberate injury or loss, then he/she can be tried for insurance fraud.

insurance fraud
second-degree felonies

Real Estate Fraud

Real estate fraud occurs when someone either misrepresents or uses false information to take advantage of another party. During either the sale or purchase of real estate.

Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud is a type of fraud specifically connected to mortgage transactions. Furthermore, it involves either misrepresentation or misstatement on mortgage documents.

check fraud

Check Fraud

Check fraud occurs when someone either makes, uses, possesses, attempts to make or use either fake, altered or forged checks. For example, when someone tries to obtain money, property or services with fraudulent intent, using a check.

Wire Fraud

Wire fraud occurs whenever there is financial fraud involving the use of either telecommunications or information technology.

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violent crimes

Securities Fraud

Securities fraud, i.e., stock fraud and investment fraud, is a deceptive practice in either the stock or commodities market. For example, a deceptive practice that incites investors to make either a purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information. Especially one that results in either losses or is in violation of securities laws.

Identity Theft

Identity theft: when someone steals a person’s identifying information. Either to use unlawfully or to misrepresent the person. Identity theft is usually accompanied by other fraudulent crimes.

identity theft
great bodily injury

Forgery

Forgery generally refers to the false making or material alteration of a legal document. Plus, the specific intent to defraud another person.

Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting refers to manufacturing a copy of an original or genuine article. Then, trying to pass it off as the original document. For example, printing money.

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Mail Fraud

Mail Fraud refers to any scheme carried out in a fraudulent manner, with the intent of depriving another person of his or her property, or honest services, via either the U.S. Postal Service or any other interstate mail carrier.

Legal Defenses for Fraud

In order to be guilty of fraud, you have to have fraudulent intent. This legal defense works if you didn’t intend to commit fraud.

Perhaps you are the victim of mistaken identity and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Entrapment can be used as a legal defense if you only committed fraud because the police coerced into committing fraud in order to catch you.

Do you have fraud charges against you? 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 Lawyer for 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 Wire Fraud, Embezzlement, Insurance Fraud, and Prescription Drug Fraud, to name a few.

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Your Defense Lawyer for 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 Wire Fraud, Embezzlement, Insurance Fraud, and Prescription Drug Fraud, to name a few.

10.0Mark A. Broughton
Mark A. BroughtonReviewsout of 23 reviews

Experience

I began my legal career in San Diego where I practiced criminal law, civil litigation, and personal injury.  After a very successful practice there for 17 years, my family and I moved to Fresno, California, in 1995.  Since that time, I have practiced exclusively criminal law. I was the Chief Defense Attorney for a 17 attorney criminal defense law firm that handled 3-4,000 felony cases a year. I left that firm to associate and partner with a very successful criminal law practitioner where I am continuing my commitment help protect the Constitutional rights of my clients.

I estimate that I have 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.

Results

I have received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for my clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found my clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.  I have handled all kinds of criminal and related criminal proceedings, from violation of probation and parole hearings, DMV hearings, writs & appeals, and many other types of proceedings in the criminal process.

I have practiced all over California, in both state and Federal Court. I am qualified as a death penalty lawyer and am on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where I am regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court. One of my greatest pleasures over my long career has been to teach and train young lawyers and law students.  Most of them have gone on to be successful lawyers in their own right, and have triumphantly represented their own clients in an honest and professional way.

Community Involvement & Family

I have been involved in many community organizations, taught classes at the local law school, been a Mock Trial Attorney Judge and team coach, served as Judge Pro-Tempore for the Fresno County Superior Court, given many seminars to other attorneys, and started an organization for criminal defense lawyers to share useful information among themselves.  Above all, I enjoy helping reunite my 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.  This is particularly true where alcohol or substance abuse issues have ripped formerly close and loving families apart.

I have saved the many letters of appreciation from clients and their families to whom I have been fortunate enough to have been of service. It is most gratifying for me to see them get back together, overcome their difficulties and live happy and fulfilled lives.  Helping people is, after all, what being a good lawyer is all about.  I like going to football and baseball games, fishing, surfing, and going to Hawaii where I can get caught up on my reading list and swim in the warm waters of the Pacific. I love sharing the lives of my two children, two grandchildren and spending time with Andrea, my wife of over 30 years.

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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Fraud

Fraud

Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud

Prescription Drug Fraud

Prescription Drug Fraud

Insurance Fraud

Insurance Fraud

Medi-Cal Fraud

Medi-Cal Fraud

Embezzlement

Embezzlement

Check Fraud

Check Fraud

Credit Card Fraud

Credit Card Fraud

Fraud

Fraud

Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud

Prescription Drug Fraud

Prescription Drug Fraud

Insurance Fraud

Insurance Fraud

Medi-Cal Fraud

Medi-Cal Fraud

Embezzlement

Embezzlement

Check Fraud

Check Fraud

Credit Card Fraud

Credit Card Fraud

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