FRAUD

CHARGED WITH FRAUD IN TEXAS? CONTACT THE BEST FRAUD LAWYER IN DALLAS

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What IS THE DEFINITION OF FRAUD?

The basic definition of fraud is any action that intentionally deceives or misrepresents that is used to benefit yourself or someone else.  There are various types of fraud, and each type has a type of penalty or penalties associated with them.   Fraud laws in Texas are laid out in Title 7, Chapter 32 of the Texas Penal Code. 

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON TYPES OF FRAUD IN TEXAS?

Some of the more common types of fraud include;

  • Bank Fraud
  • Check Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Mail Fraud
  • Government Loan Fraud
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Wire Fraud

BANK FRAUD CHARGES

Bank fraud is defined as an attempt to, and/or the successful execution of any scheme to defraud a financial institution. These fraudulent activities may be conducted in an attempt to obtain money, funds, assets, securities, or other property of the bank.

Bank fraud is federal crime, that if convicted, could result in decades behind bars. These cases are complex and require an experienced bank fraud criminal defense lawyer in your corner.

CHECK FRAUD

Check fraud refers to any acts used to obtain money illegally by using paper or digital checks. This includes writing a bad check on your own account, forging a check in another person’s name, or creating a fake check. There are also other types of fraud one can be charged with while using checks.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD

Credit card fraud is considered a type of theft, the act of fraudulent attainment and/or use of a credit/debit card.  This could involve numerous circumstances, including the use of an illegal card, creating counterfeit access devices, and/or use of another person’s credit card information.

Forgery CHARGES

Texa defines forgery as amending a “writing” with intent to defraud or harm another person. As Texas Penal Code, Title 7, Chapter 32 states, the writing can be any of the following things:

  • Any kind of printed or recorded information (including a signature)
  • Money, coins, tokens, stamps, seals, credit cards, badges and trademarks
  • Symbols of value, right, privilege or identification. 

Forgery charges are very serious and if you have been charged, it is critical that you  contact a defense attorney like Gallian Firm to defend you against such charges.

HEALTH CARE FRAUD

If you are facing health care fraud charges, you are exposed to potential jail time and serious financial penalties.  Prosecutors will typically seek severe penalties whether at the state or federal level. Gregg Gallian of Gallian Firm is an experienced health care fraud defense lawyer.  Gallian Firm has handled some of the largest health care fraud cases in recent Texas history.  You will not find another defense attorney more experienced than Gallian Firm.

IDENTITY THEFT

Identify theft is defined in Texas Penal Code §32.51 as when“A person commits an offense if the person, with the intent to harm or defraud another, obtains, possesses, transfers, or uses an item of identifying information of another person without the other person’s consent.”

GOVERNMENT LOAN FRAUD

There are many types of government programs for which the federal government has begun to actively seek out those who may have defrauded the government loans. These include SBA Loans, COVID 19/Cares Act Loans, and PPP program loans and more.

MAIL FRAUD

If you are facing mail fraud charges at the state or federal level, you are already under scrutiny from prosecutors who are going to seek extremely severe penalties. Gregg Gallian of Gallian Firm is an experienced mail fraud defense lawyer who has successfully defending his clients in major mail fraud cases.  Before you go down the wrong path with an inexperienced defense attorney, contact Gallian Firm to get in touch with an award winning, experienced, aggressive firm who will defend you like none other.

MORTGAGE FRAUD/REAL ESTATE FRAUD

Mortgage fraud and real estate fraud are defined under Texas Legal Code Chapter 27 Sec. 21.01. The majority of these cases are handled in the federal courtroom.  You will need to reach out to experienced federal fraud defense lawyer if you are facing allegations of mortgage or real estate fraud.

Real estate fraud occurs when an individual (s) commits fraud in relation to the purchase or sale of a real estate property. These illegal activities could occur at any stage of the buying or selling process, including an appraisal, closing, or foreclosure proceedings.

There are several different types of real estate or mortgage fraud and additional charges that an individual may face associated with these crimes.

Examples of Real Estate/Mortgage Fraud Include:

  • Theft by False Pretenses
  • Rent Skimming
  • Straw Buyer Schemes
  • Predatory Lending
  • Illegal Property Flipping
  • Foreclosure Fraud (Title Transfer Schemes, Fraudulent Help Scams)

Many of these crimes are a subcategory of bank fraud. For example, an individual could face charges of real estate or mortgage fraud for intentionally deceiving a property owner or financial lender.  If you find yourself facing charges of mortgage fraud, contact Gallian Firm today.

WIRE FRAUD

Wire fraud statutes are all very broad can get applied in many different types of federal and state investigations. Prosecutors love to “add on” wire fraud charges to other charges to increase the severity of penalties and raise the bar for defendants. At Gallian Firm, we have extensive experience in defending our clients who have been charged under federal wire fraud law.

Contact Gregg Gallian FOR THE BEST STATE AND FEDERAL Fraud Defense ATTORNEY

The prosecution will need to prove beyond a doubt that you knowingly and willing committed fraud.  If accused of wire, mail, health care, government lending, or other fraud that is charged at the federal level under federal statute, your defense lawyer will need to create a solid defense strategy that causes reasonable doubt. Several strategies can be used that a criminal defense attorney with experience will know how to use effectively, like innocent mistake, lack of intent, and more. 

If you feel your lawyer is underperforming, isn’t aggressive enough, or isn’t returning your calls or keeping you informed, Gregg Gallian is your best option of who to call now.  Choose the best criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in the federal courtroom to beat charges of any type of fraud.  Gregg Gallian is an award winning, relentless fraud defense attorney who has successfully handled hundreds of fraud cases. Check out some of his Google reviews, and even some specific to fraud defense victories he has had.   Reach out today for a free case evaluation. 

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