White Collar Crimes – Insurance Fraud – Computer Crimes – Internet Fraud

There are a variety of white collar crimes and all are prosecuted to the utmost extent of the law. White collar crimes include antitrust violations, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, computer crimes, credit card fraud, counterfeiting, economic espionage, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, insurance fraud, internet fraud, money laundering, pyramid schemes, RICO, securities fraud, and tax evasion.

Penalties for white collar crimes can vary and include jail time, large fines, restitution, probation, house arrest, and community service. Because of the nature of these crimes, the state and federal government will spend a large amount of money in order to investigate and prosecute these cases. As a result, many life changing consequences can be involved for anyone facing these charges. Therefore, it is always in an individual’s best interest to obtain legal advice from a defense attorney who has the legal knowledge and experience to help you fight these charges.

Insurance Fraud

Whether you are facing insurance fraud charges related to health insurance, life insurance, car insurance, or homeowners’ insurance, our attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are on your side. We are prepared to represent both consumers and insurance company agents who are accused of insurance fraud. With extensive experience in criminal defense and white collar crime, we are prepared to provide our clients with a comprehensive insurance fraud defense.

In many cases, consumers may be facing charges for false insurance claims, misrepresentation, or illegal use of insured property. In other instances insurance agents may be accused of fraudulently issuing insurance or stealing their customers’ premiums. Insurance companies have also been charged with violating regulations and failing to investigate insurance claims properly. No matter the specific facts of your case, our comprehensive understanding of the many legal issues related to insurance fraud will allow us to provide an exceptional defense on your behalf.

The majority of individuals charged with insurance fraud do not have any experience in the criminal justice system. As a result, this can be a very stressful and difficult time. Additionally, many people may be implicated in these situations because of a minor accounting error or small billing mistake. If you are facing charges related to insurance fraud or another white collar crime, it is imperative that you seek qualified legal advice.

At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting our clients, their families, and their businesses. Contact us today and let us help you.

Computer Crimes

Law enforcement officials have named computer crimes as one of this century’s greatest challenges. In fact, the United States is the home base for over 75% of internet-related crimes. Because of this, state and federal laws have been changing to address the growing prevalence of these crimes. Since the internet crosses state lines, many cyber crimes trigger federal statutes and can carry very serious punishments. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our attorneys are licensed to practice in federal court and can help reduce your charge down to a misdemeanor.

From child pornography to internet fraud, law enforcement has been aggressively trying to confront all computer crimes through the creation of new cyber crime units. These units work side-by-side with local and state government to investigate all types of computer crimes. Some of the most common computer crimes include:

  • Internet Pornography
  • Cyberstalking
  • Identity Theft
  • Internet Sex Crimes
  • Internet Fraud
  • Hacking
  • Web site fraud
  • Federal Internet drug charges
  • Soliciting for prostitution over the Internet
  • Illegal phishing
Internet Fraud

While internet fraud is still a new field of law, there are many ways an experienced attorney can work to build your case. In fact, because victims of cyber crimes often report these offenses to numerous agencies, a single defendant may face numerous charges. Furthermore, internet fraud can be easily traced back to violators because many computer users, as well as the authorities, are capable of viewing an individual’s online activities. If you are facing one of these very serious charges, it is important that you contact one of our experienced internet crimes attorneys immediately to begin building your defense.

Cyber crimes can come with very serious punishments. Additionally, for final sentencing, factors such as criminal history, prior convictions, and current probation status can affect ones sentence. Possible punishments can range from:

  • Federal Prison
  • State Prison
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Loss of job/employment