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Your Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney for Fraud Charges

Your Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney is here to defend your fraud charges. Fraud is committed when something untruthful is communicated. Not only something that causes another party to do something that causes them harm but also significantly overstating one’s income or assets on a loan application. Moreover, obtaining a home loan based on that information.

Types of Fraud Charges

  • If you make a false insurance claim in order to gain money on a false, exaggerated, or deliberate injury or loss you can be tried fo insurance fraud.
  • Real estate fraud occurs when you misrepresent or use false information to take advantage of another party during a sale or purchase of real estate.
  • Mortgage fraud is a type of fraud specifically connected to mortgage transactions. Markedly, it involves misrepresentation or misstatement on mortgage documents.
  • Check fraud occurs when you make, use, or possess/attempt to make or use a fake, altered or forged check. In order to obtain money, property or services with fraudulent intent.
  • Wire fraud occurs whenever there is financial fraud involving the use of telecommunications or information technology.
  • Securities fraud, i.e., stock fraud and investment fraud, is a deceptive practice in the stock or commodities markets. For example, a deceptive practice that induces investors to make a purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, especially one that results in losses or is in violation of securities laws.
  • Identity theft: when someone steals someone’s personal identifying information. Either to use unlawfully or to misrepresent the person. Identity theft is usually accompanied by other fraudulent crimes.
  • Forgery generally refers to the false making or material alteration of a legal document plus the specific intent to defraud another person.
  • Counterfeiting refers to manufacturing a copy of an original or genuine article then trying to pass it for the real thing. For example, printing money.
  • 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 the U.S. Postal Service, or any other interstate mail carrier.


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Penalties Related to Fraud Charges

Fraud is referred to as a white-collar crime. So it can carry high fines. What’s more? Fraud charges can lead to imprisonment. Most fraud cases are charged as theft, i.e., forgery or perjury.

Fraud is a wobbler. That is, it can be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Also criminal history. Equally important to remember: some fraud offenses are automatic felonies.


Legal Defenses for Fraud

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

If you are the victim of mistaken identity, then you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

If you only committed fraud because the police coerced you into committing fraud in order to catch you, then entrapment can be used as a legal defense.

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

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Your Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney for Fraud Charges

I’m Mark A. Broughton. Above all, I’m here to fight for you.

I have been a defense attorney for 40+ years. Therefore, I have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. And I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with various crimes. For example, White Collar Crimes such as Wire Fraud, Embezzlement, Insurance Fraud and Prescription Drug Fraud

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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. Accordingly, he has conducted over 200 jury trials. Not only DUIs, drug cases, sex cases and domestic violence but also assaults, “three-strikes” cases and dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs. Also, gun/deadly weapons cases, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders and murders. Additionally, situations including special circumstance murder cases. He has received many outright, not guilty verdicts for his clients. And that’s in all of these types of cases. Plus several murder cases. Between 2005-2007, juries found his clients not guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is not only qualified as a death penalty lawyer, but also he’s on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California. Additionally, he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Plus 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. Therefore, he sees every individual’s situation not only with compassion but also with empathy. Moreover, Mark believes that people deserve the right to a fair trial. Plus they are innocent until proven guilty.

He, in addition, enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, i.e., going through the challenging criminal process.

Practice Areas, Including those for Fraud Charges

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

Tell me about your case. Not only your circumstances but your fraud charges.