Pearland Fraud Defense Lawyer
Whether you are facing charges of credit card fraud, securities fraud, or counterfeiting, experienced Texas criminal defense law firm Keith B. French Law, PLLC is here to help. The Firm’s Pearland fraud defense lawyer has extensive experience defending clients against all manner of charges, as well as a depth of trial experience in private and government practice. Fraud comes in many complex forms, and you need a seasoned legal mind on your side to ensure you present the best defense possible no matter the specific charges filed.
Whether you are eligible for a favorable plea, your charges can be dismissed entirely, or your case will go to trial, Keith B. French Law has your back. Attorney Keith B. French will be with you from day one and will fight for your rights all the way through trial and beyond. The Firm represent clients charged with both federal and state fraud charges, as well as both misdemeanor and felony charges.
Fight Fraud Charges With Help from a Seasoned Trial Attorney
Fraud charges can involve complex fact patterns and nuanced areas of law. Consequences for federal and state fraud charges can be extremely severe. If you are facing fraud charges in Texas, you need a zealous, veteran trial lawyer on your side.
Attorney Keith B. French Jr. is ready to come to your defense in all manner of fraud cases, from the simple to the complex. Mr. French served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office where he gained significant trial experience and learned the ins and outs of the government’s side of the table. He knows how government lawyers operate, and he knows how to keep them honest in a courtroom. Mr. French has years of litigation under his belt in both the criminal and civil sectors, having represented Fortune 500 companies and the federal government alike.
At Keith B. French Law, you don’t need to be a big corporation to get the same legal knowledge, skills, and talent as the wealthy. The Firm puts people first. Criminal fraud defense lawyer Keith B. French is ready to defend you today.
Texas Fraud Crimes
Fraud is a catchall term used to cover a broad range of criminal activities. At base, fraud involves some sort of misrepresentation or omission of a material fact intended to result in personal financial gain, at the expense of another person or entity. There are several specific crimes that include fraud, as well as statutes punishing “fraud” more generally.
The Texas Penal Code includes a variety of different fraud statutes. Chapter 32 of the Texas Penal Code covers a wide range of criminal conduct including forgery, credit card abuse, trademark counterfeiting, check fraud, as well as a number of other specific and obscure crimes such as illegal recruitment of an athlete.
Keith B. French Law represent clients charged with all manner of fraud, including the following:
- Healthcare fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Investment fraud
- Securities fraud
- Ponzi schemes
- Mail & wire fraud
- Internet fraud
- Money laundering
- Identity theft
Penalties for Fraud Conviction
Defining the potential penalties for a fraud conviction is a difficult task because the severity of the punishment depends on the nature of the crime. Penalties vary depending upon the type of conduct employed, the value of the goods, services, or money fraudulently obtained, the nature of the alleged victim, and many other factors. Some forms of fraud such as altering an object to appear like a rare collectible are punishable as misdemeanors. Other activities, such as forgery to obtain property in excess of $2,500, are punishable as felonies of varying degrees.
As a general matter, the penalties for fraudulent conduct can include:
- Restitution of all ill-gotten gains to victims
- Heavy monetary fines of up to $10,000
- Six months to a year in jail for misdemeanors
- Decades in prison for felonies
Federal Fraud Crimes
In addition to Texas state law, there are a number of federal fraud crimes. Federal law prohibits the use of mail or electronic wire services in connection with fraudulent conduct. These crimes can be stacked to create ludicrous sentences when prosecutors charge every single instance of a mail or electronic transfer as its own separate crime, each with potential prison time in the decades. There are also federal crimes pertaining to securities fraud, healthcare fraud, and several other types of conduct.
If you are facing federal fraud charges, it is vital to have an attorney on your side with experience in the federal law system. Former Assistant United States Attorney Keith B. French, Jr. can answer any questions you may have and provide you with excellent legal defense from the day you learn about an investigation through arrest, plea negotiations, trial, and appeal.
Call Keith B. French Law Today For a Free Case Evaluation
If you have been charged with fraud crimes in Pearland, contact Keith B. French Law, PLLC. The Firm makes sure everyday Americans get the same stellar legal defense as the wealthy elite. Whatever the nature of your fraud charges, Keith B. French Law has your back. Call Keith B. French Law today for a free consultation and find out how the Firm can protect your family, your freedom, and your future.