Florida Criminal Law Attorney Defends Your Rights
If you are charged with any type of fraud offense on the federal level, you must retain competent counsel immediately. Many federal fraud cases are prosecuted harshly and swiftly, and defendants are often used as an example to deter others from committing the same offense. At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, P.A., in Miami, when you seek our services, we rush to your side, gather evidence, and consult expert witnesses to bolster your defense. No matter if you are charged with bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud, or any other type of white-collar crime, you can count on us to advocate aggressively for you.
If you are accused of knowingly defrauding the healthcare system for your own benefit, you could face serious penalties. According to 18 U.S. Code § 1347, if you are charged with Medicare fraud, you face up to 10 years in prison and/or fines. If someone suffers serious bodily injury as a result of the crime, you face up to 20 years imprisonment.
Federal law explains that healthcare fraud occurs when a person knowingly and willfully:
- executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice to defraud any health care benefit program;
- or to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, any of the money or property owned by, or under the custody or control of, any health care benefit program, in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care benefits, items, or services.
At our firm, we have vast experience representing clients accused of fraud. We recognize the severity of your situation and are ready to act promptly to safeguard your freedom.
Whether you are arrested for participation in a Ponzi or pyramid scheme, broker embezzlement, or foreign currency fraud, the penalties you face are serious. Defrauding the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a federal offense and carries significant prison time. In fact, in addition to costly fines, you could be sentenced to up to 25 years imprisonment.
If you use the United States Postal service, or a private carrier, as part of a plan to defraud, you face federal charges. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be sentenced up to 30 years in prison, $1 million in fines, or both.
Identity Theft Fraud
Knowingly committing identity theft fraud is a federal offense punishable by up to 15 years in a federal prison, $250,000 in fines, or both. You may be charged with identity theft fraud if you possess or manufacturer false state-issued birth certificates and driver licenses, U.S. Social Security cards, or U.S. passports.