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A number of offenses fall under the fraud umbrella. These charges are often dealt with swiftly and severely. Having the right team of Columbus fraud attorneys by your side can make the difference in your case. Below are a list of fraud related offenses and the legal requirements to be charged with them:
Every day in central Ohio people are charged with fraud related offenses. Fraud related charges can range from a fifth degree felony, punishable by up to one year in prison to a first degree felony, punishable by 3-11 years in prison.
If you are convicted of a fraud related offense, additional potential issues include:
The Columbus fraud attorneys with LHA team will figure out what mistakes the police or detectives made and what legal issues can be raised on your behalf.
We do this by requesting discovery from the prosecutor. The discovery will generally consist of police reports, additional investigative notes, video surveillance and recorded interviews. As our client, you will receive a copy of everything received from the prosecutor for your review.
Based on the legal weaknesses in the State of Ohio’s case and any other mitigating factors, we will negotiate the best possible plea available with the prosecutor for you to consider in resolving your case.
If your case cannot be resolved satisfactorily with a plea, it would then proceed to a motion hearing (a hearing where the judge issues a ruling on an evidentiary issue) or a trial to the judge or jury, depending on the circumstances.
The second approach taken by the Columbus fraud attorneys with LHA is to identify whether you have a substance abuse problem. If so and that was a factor in your commission of the fraud related offense, we will try to negotiate your admittance into a treatment program in lieu of prison or potentially a conviction in your case.
For over a decade, the Columbus fraud attorneys with Luftman, Heck and Associates have successfully represented individuals charged with fraud related offenses. That extensive previous experience will enable us to better help you.
If you’ve been charged with either of these offenses, it’s important to know what you’re up against. If you have any questions left unanswered by this page, or if you need a competent, experienced fraud attorney to fight for you in court, please contact us at or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.