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Defending Those Who Have Been Accused Of Fraud in Texas

At James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C., we are committed to delivering exceptional legal representation to the Denton community. If you face fraud charges in Texas, you need a skilled Denton fraud lawyer who will protect your rights and navigate the legal complexities of your case. We are here to help you understand fraud, its penalties in Texas, potential defenses, and how we can assist you in your time of need.

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What is Fraud?

Fraud is a serious white-collar crime encompassing various deceptive practices intended to gain an unfair advantage or financial benefit. In Texas, fraud covers a wide array of activities, such as:

  • Credit Card Fraud: Illegally using someone else’s credit card information for unauthorized purchases.

  • Insurance Fraud: Filing false insurance claims or misrepresenting information to obtain insurance benefits.

  • Securities Fraud: Deceptive practices related to stocks, bonds, or investments, often involving misrepresentation of financial information.

  • Mortgage Fraud: Misleading information provided during mortgage transactions, including false income statements or property appraisals.

  • Identity Theft: Stealing personal information to engage in fraudulent activities on behalf of the victim.

  • Wire Fraud: Using electronic communication to execute fraudulent schemes, such as email scams or phishing.

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What are the Penalties for Fraud in Texas?

In Texas, the penalties for fraud can vary depending on the nature and severity of the offense. Common consequences of fraud convictions include:

  • Criminal Charges: Fraud can result in criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, carrying fines, and potential jail or prison time.
  • Restitution: Courts may order the defendant to reimburse the victim for financial losses incurred due to the fraud.
  • Probation: Some fraud offenders may be placed on probation, which often includes strict conditions such as regular check-ins with a probation officer and possible restrictions on travel and employment.
  • Criminal Record: A fraud conviction can leave you with a permanent criminal record, which can impact your future employment prospects and housing opportunities.
  • Asset Forfeiture: In certain cases, the government may seize assets acquired through fraudulent activities.
  • Civil Lawsuits: Victims of fraud may pursue civil lawsuits to recover damages in addition to criminal penalties.

Defenses Against Fraud Charges

When facing fraud charges in Denton, exploring potential defenses that could help mitigate or dismiss the charges against you is essential. Some common defenses include:

  • Lack of Intent: Proving that you did not intend to defraud or deceive others.
  • Mistaken Identity: Demonstrating that you were not the individual responsible for the fraudulent activity.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution’s evidence or the credibility of witnesses.
  • Entrapment: Arguing that law enforcement coerced or induced you to commit the fraud.
  • Duress: Showing that you committed the fraud under threat or coercion.

Every fraud case is unique, and the success of your defense will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your charges. Our Denton fraud attorney at James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C. will thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and craft a strategic defense plan to achieve your best possible outcome.

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We have a reputation as being strong advocates for our clients. Whether attempting to negotiate a settlement or arguing for you in the courtroom, we are well-equipped to provide you with the representation that you need at such a challenging time in your life.

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Contact Our Denton Fraud Attorney Today

At James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C., our dedicated team is ready to provide you with the legal support and representation you need during this challenging time. Don’t navigate the complexities of a fraud case alone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards protecting your rights, future, and reputation. Our Denton fraud lawyer is here to guide you throughout the legal process, answer your questions, and fight tirelessly on your behalf. When your freedom and future are on the line, trust the experienced professionals at James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C. to advocate for you.

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