Fraud Attorney in Chicago
We are the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates, a seasoned criminal defense firm serving the Chicago area, including all of Cook County and the surrounding areas. If you have been charged with fraud in either the state or federal courts, we are prepared to provide experienced and aggressive legal representation. You are in danger of facing not only jail time but fines, loss of reputation and a criminal record. It is therefore vital that you retain a highly experienced team to improve your chances of a favorable result. You are urged to contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney at our law firm without delay.
Penalties for Fraud in Chicago, IL
Penalties for fraud will vary according to the charge and amount of money involved. As an example, credit card fraud (if the amount involved was less than $300 over a six month period) may be punishable by 1 to 3 years in prison. If the amount was over $300, the sentence may increase to 2 to 5 years. For insurance fraud involving a sum from $301 to $10,000, the penalty is 5 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Restitution is also typically required. For first time offenders on these charges, there is the possibility of probation.
Contact a Fraud Defense Lawyer
Our firm is experienced in handling a wide variety of fraud and theft charges, including credit card fraud, insurance fraud, bank fraud, welfare fraud, bait and switch, securities fraud, embezzlement, tax fraud and others. Our attorneys are former prosecutors and know how the system works and how to defend against it, whether in state or federal court. We energetically fight criminal charges because we know what is at stake for our clients. We have an accomplished record of defense and welcome the opportunity to help new clients get through the process and put their charges behind them.
Contact a Chicago fraud lawyer at our law firm for a confidential consultation. We accept calls 24/7 and are ready to see how we can help you!