Defending Clients In Complex Fraud Cases
Attorney Tracy Teiger at the Teiger Law Center, P.C., defends clients accused of fraud in the Greater Atlanta and north Georgia area. Fraud is an intention to knowingly make a misrepresentation (including concealment) in order to profit from people or entities. In order to prove fraud, the prosecution must prove that it happened, that our client misled by false pretense, that the victim relied on the other’s position of trust and confidence, and that the victim suffered damages.
Fraud cases address complex issues and are often investigated by federal agents (FBI or IRS, in tax evasion or fraud cases) who have specialized training or experience in the crimes with which you are being charged. It is important that you retain legal representation as soon as possible. A conviction of fraud may result in extremely large fines and extensive prison sentences that increase if intended victims are considered especially vulnerable.
We work first to get charges dismissed (especially in victimless crimes) or reduced, but are prepared to aggressively defend our clients’ rights and best interests if your case goes to court. Skilled and experienced, the team of defense lawyers at Teiger Law Center, P.C., is accustomed to handling the massive number of documents and electronic records involved. We hire our own specialists, including accountants and auditors who conduct complicated financial investigations.
The list of fraud types is long, and it is easy to be wrongly accused in a rush to judgment. We examine all aspects of your case, including witness statements, looking for inconsistencies. We will question how the prosecution determined intent, knowing that not all false statements are fraudulent and may have simply been a mistaken statement of fact not meant to deceive. A statement of belief is not necessarily a statement of fact, and we remind the jury of that fact.
Examples of deliberate fraud include, but are not limited to:
Counterfeiting of currency, documents or valuable goods, bait and switch, real estate purchase/sale, buying or selling of personal or intangible property, such as stocks, bonds and copyrights/intellectual property, credit card fraud, forgery, defrauding a government agency, mail fraud, public corruption, identity theft, and investment frauds, such as Ponzi or pyramid schemes. Fraud also encompasses corporate fraud such as mortgage fraud, securities fraud, violating immigration laws, accounting fraud, embezzlement, bank fraud, wire fraud, insurance and other fiduciary relationship (attorney/client, physician/patient, stockbroker/client, corporate officer/stockholder) fraud.
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Whether the charge is fraud upon the court or government benefits fraud, our team at Teiger Law Center, P.C., will oversee your case from beginning to end, making sure each step is fully examined and that your constitutional rights are protected. We have nearly 30 years of experience handling the most complex cases. We are confident that we can provide you with the resources you need to protect yourself and your reputation.