Jacksonville Fraud Attorney
30 Years of Criminal Defense Experience
Fraud is a financial crime that law enforcement officials and prosecutors takes extremely seriously. Attorney Mitchell A. Stone is Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization, under the jurisdiction of the Florida Supreme Court. He defends people accused of fraud throughout the state. If you are facing serious charges, he is prepared to fight for you.
Contact us online or by phone at (904) 263-5005 for a free consultation.
What Constitutes Fraud in Florida?
Typically, fraud involves some sort of false statement or document that is detrimentally relied upon by someone who loses something of value as a result. Fraud in federal court can be charged under numerous statutes like mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud and a variety of other fraud based crimes. In state court, Fraud is usually prosecuted as a Scheme to Defraud or Theft. However, there are a variety of other statutes that come into play as well.
To demonstrate that you committed fraud, the prosecution must show that:
- You made a false statement of material fact
- You were aware that statements you made were untrue
- Your intent was to deceive or defraud the alleged victim
- The alleged victim suffered loss as a result
The prosecution must also show that the alleged victim had reason to trust your statements/have confidence in the validity of your statements.
Types of Fraud Cases We Handle
There are several different types of fraud prosecuted under both state and federal laws.
At Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., we handle a variety of fraud charges, including but not limited to:
Regardless of the specific charges you are facing, it is important that you reach out to our team right away. A conviction could result in harsh fines, restitution payments, prison time, and other long-lasting consequences that can negatively impact your life.
Mitchell A. Stone has extensive experience defending those accused of white collar crimes, including fraud and related offenses. He understands what is at stake, and as a Jacksonville-based attorney Mitch Stone is prepared to aggressively advocate for you.
Get in touch with us today for a free and confidential case evaluation; call (904) 263-5005 or submit an online contact form.