Federal Fraud Crimes Attorneys
With more than 45 years of combined legal service, our lawyers have gained invaluable knowledge about the federal crimes process through serving as both prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers. This experience enables us to provide our clients with comprehensive representation that anticipates the prosecution’s every move and incorporates all potential defense strategies. We offer these knowledgeable services to clients located in Pittsburgh and anywhere within western Pennsylvania.
Zealously Defending Clients Against All Federal Fraud Crimes
At DRK Lawyers, we handle all variety of federal fraud crimes, including
These white collar crimes carry with them extensive consequences that can absolutely ruin your present life as well as your future. It is important that you speak directly with a lawyer as soon after you get your charges so you can obtain a good understand of what you are facing.
Common Consequences of a Federal Fraud Conviction
There are various consequences you must know of prior to making any decision about how you will respond to the prosecution’s charges against you:
- Prison time: You could be facing anywhere from six months to 30 years in prison, depending on the severity of the crime committed and your criminal record.
- Fines: Fines vary just as much as prison times do, based on the specific crime in question. As the government provides no leniency when it comes to fraud claims, you can expect your financial fines to be quite high.
- Restitution: In some cases, the court may also order you to pay restitution to the victim of your crime. For example, you will likely pay compensation to the IRS if you are found guilty of tax fraud.
- Criminal record: If you do not have a record already, a conviction for this will start one for you. What’s more, it is possible that your charges will remain even if you are found not guilty or if the court dismisses the charges altogether.
- Job loss: As most fraud crimes involve financial misdealing with an employer, an immediate effect of a conviction is job loss. This leads to loss of ability to support yourself and your family, which can lead to further lasting consequences such as bankruptcy.
- Limitations on future opportunities: A conviction for a fraud crime will cause you to experience extensive limitations on your ability to find employment, obtain housing and get loans.
The consequences listed here are just the beginning of the direct and collateral consequences of a criminal conviction for federal fraud. As you can see, a conviction can lead to disastrous consequences. If you choose to work with us, we promise you we will work aggressively on your behalf to eliminate or limit these consequences to give you the best chance at a successful future.