Fraud Defense

The qualified attorneys at Malyszek & Malyszek have broad experience managing fraud cases throughout the country. We are committed to ensuring your legal rights are protected. We can investigate your case to prepare legal services.

Fraud is a deception practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain. Fraud is both a civil wrong and a criminal wrong. However it sometimes involves obtaining benefits without actually depriving anyone of money or valuables, such as obtaining a driver’s license by way of false declarations.

Proving fraud in a court of law is often difficult. Every one of the elements of fraud must be proven, that the elements include proving the states of mind of the victim and the perpetrator, and that some jurisdictions require the victim to prove fraud with clear evidence.

The treatments for fraud may include rescission (i.e. reversal) of an illegally obtained agreement, the recovery of a monetary award, corrective damages to punish the misconduct, and others. Fraud may serve as a defense in a civil action for rupture of contract or specific performance of contract.

There are many types of fraud offenses. They include:

• Investment Fraud
• Insurance Fraud
• Credit Card Fraud
• Health Care Fraud
• Tax Fraud/Bankruptcy Fraud
• Forgery Mail Fraud
• Cell Phone Fraud

An individual convicted of a fraud crime may face harsh penalties such as imprisonment, loss of rights, fines, probation, restitution paid to the victims, and much more. The severity of the penalties depends on the many circumstances surrounding the case.

If you have fallen victim to a case involving fraud, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with the degrees of the laws in your state. Call Malyszek & Malyszek to learn more about the specifics of our law firm’s fraud defense strategies.