Fraud is a term used to describe any activity that aims to obtain money or property through illegal means. Some common types of fraud include health care fraud, banking fraud, financial fraud, insurance fraud, credit card fraud, Ponzi schemes, and welfare fraud; this is by no means an exhaustive list. Fraud may also include activities with the goal of obtaining of an unfair market advantage over competition through fraudulent means, such as insider trading.
A conviction for fraud can involve serious penalties, including heavy fines, restitution to the victims of the fraud, and prison sentences ranging from months to years. If you have been charged with fraud, or believe you may be under investigation for fraud-related activities, you need to retain the services of a qualified and competent criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible.
Allegations of fraud often involve very complex legal issues and evidence. For example, many fraud prosecutions involve multiple defendants and even multiple organizations or entities involved in an alleged scheme. Prosecutors often face challenges in obtaining and analyzing complicated financial and accounting records in order to build a convincing case.
If you have been charged with fraud, or if you suspect that you may be charged with fraud, the experienced criminal defence lawyers at Cugelman & Eisen will tirelessly work with you to protect your professional reputation, your finances, and your freedom. We are familiar with the most up-to-date developments in this complex area of law, and can apply that expertise to provide you with the best possible legal defence.
The sooner you seek legal advice, the better your chances of avoiding self-incrimination and achieving a favourable outcome. Even before charges are filed, we can protect your rights by advising you with respect to potential questioning or interrogation by law enforcement or other authorities. In some cases, we may be able to help you avoid charges in the first place.
If charges are filed, you need an advocate who will fight for you every step of the way.. At Cugelman & Eisen, our experienced defence lawyers can examine all of the evidence against you and provide you with a thorough assessment of your case, the options available to you, the likelihood for a successful outcome, and our opinion of the best strategy to handle your unique case. In appropriate cases, we may also be able to negotiate with the prosecution about the possibility of a plea bargain, which can significantly reduce the charges or penalties you face.
Fraud allegations can damage your career, your reputation, and your future. Cugelman & Eisen has a demonstrable track record of success defending clients accused of fraud and can provide you with the legal advice and guidance you need to give you the best possible chance of overcoming the charges.
The legal team at Cugelman & Eisen has more than 60 years of combined experience in criminal defence, having prepared and argued cases successfully at all levels of the Ontario court system. They have built their practice on hard work, clear communication with clients, and an unwavering dedication to excellence in the field of criminal defence; today, Cugelman & Eisen is one of the most highly regarded law firms in the Barrie area. They work in all areas of criminal defence and handle all types of cases, including impaired driving, domestic and sexual assault, property offences, and more. Bernard Cugelman and Mitchell Eisen stay abreast of the latest developments in Canadian criminal law, which allows them to provide the most effective defence for every client. They can assist you through every phase of your criminal case, from police investigations, bail, and pre-trial hearings to trials, plea negotiations, and appeals. The law offices of Cugelman & Eisen are located at 89 Collier St. Suite 100, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1H2, or they can be reached by calling (705) 721-1888.