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Fraud

Tallahassee white collar lawyer

The Florida legislature has enacted serious criminal penalties for a variety of crimes involving fraud. Fraud is a form of theft through deception and involves misrepresenting certain facts in order to deceive a person out of goods or money. Because fraud does not involve any act of violence and sometime occurs through a person’s employment, certain types of fraud offenses are classified as white collar crimes.

Tallahassee Fraud Defense Lawyer

A fraud conviction could carry serious consequences. Your character could be questioned and you could be labled an untrustworthy person. You could have trouble applying for jobs, finding a home to rent or even with personal relationships.

If you have been charged with fraud in Leon County or the surrounding areas throughout the Second Judicial Circuit, contact an experienced Tallahassee fraud defense attorney at Pumphrey Law. The attorneys at Pumphrey Law will counsel you throughout the legal process and ensure you have the best defense to combat your charges.

Call Pumphrey Law at (850) 681-7777 to schedule a free consultation. Pumphrey Law represents clients throughout Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit, including Bristol in Liberty County, Crawfordville in Wakulla County, Monticello in Jefferson County and Quincy in Gadsden County.


Information About Fraud Crimes in Florida


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Types of Fraud Crimes in Leon County

Florida law provides for different types of fraud including:

  • Organized Fraud
    § 817.034(4)(a)1,2,3, Fla. Stat, is a systematic, ongoing course of conduct with intent to defraud one or more persons committed by false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises or willful misrepresentations of a future act.
  • Fraudulent Creation, Use or Possession of Counterfeit Personal Identification Information
    § 817.568(9), Fla.Stat. means willfully and fraudulently creating or using counterfeit or fictitious personal identification information. The crime is considered a third-degree felony.
  • Fraudulent Use or Possession of Personal Identification Information
    § 817.568(2), Fla.Stat. is a willfully and without authorization fraudulently use of a personal identification information concerning another person without that person’s consent. If convicted, you could face a first-degree felony.
  • Medicaid Fraud
    § 414.39, Fla. Stat., is the misrepresentation or intentional deception made by a health care provider or patient with the knowledge that the deception could result in some unauthorized benefit being paid to the person committing the fraud or some other person.

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Penalties for Fraud Crimes in North Florida

The penalties associated with fraud crimes vary for each offense. The punishments for the crime also can be determined based on the amount of money or the value of the property that was taken through the fraud.

For organized fraud, if the value of the property taken is less than $20,000, if is considered a third-degree felony. If the value is between $20,000 and $50,000 it is a second-degree felony. If the value is more than $50,000 it is a first-degree felony.

If you are charged with Medicaid fraud and the value of the public assistance is less than $200 in 12 months, it is considered a first-degree misdemeanor. If the value is more than $200 in 12 months, it is a third-degree felony.

If you are convicted of a fraud crime in Florida, you could face:

  • First-Degree Felony: Up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • Second-Degree Felony: Up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • Third-Degree Felony: Up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: Up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000

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Finding the Best Fraud Defense Attorney in Leon County

If you have been charged with a fraud crime in North Florida, it is important you understand the charges you face and the possible consequences. You could be convicted and labeled a felon for the rest of your life. Contact a Tallahassee fraud defense attorney at Pumphrey Law.