Why Hire A Fraud Attorney?

Whether you have already been arrested, or are just starting to suspect you are under investigation, do not speak to anyone about your case—especially investigators or state/federal agents—until you have hired a St. Petersburg fraud attorney.

Fraudulent crimes involve some level of deception, false statement and/or misrepresentation for monetary gain, and there are many different types. Among the most common are identity theft, counterfeiting, embezzlement, and Health Care/Insurance Fraud.

TITLE XLVI of Florida Statues section 817.024 defines Scheme to Defraud as “a systematic, ongoing course of conduct with intent to defraud one or more persons, or with intent to obtain property from one or more persons by false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises or willful misrepresentations of a future act.”

Due to the broad, and somewhat ambiguous, nature of this definition, it is possible for business owners and health care providers to find themselves accused of fraudulent crimes for reasons unbeknownst to them.

Defending Against Fraudulent Crimes in Florida

If you need a fraud attorney in the St. Petersburg area, there is no better lawyer to call than Scott Flint P.A. As a private attorney with experience handling many civil and criminal cases, Flint is well-versed in the Code of Federal Regulations, and has also worked as former Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Call today so Scott Flint can help you navigate the process of your defense case: 727-483-8404.

To be convicted of these types of crimes, criminal intent must be proven with particularity. This means that each element of your case will need to be proved, individually. The prosecution will need to prove that you:

  • Misrepresented material facts you knew to be false
  • Relied on this misrepresentation
  • Caused injury or loss as a result from said misrepresentation

The punishments of those convicted of such crimes vary depending on the nature of their case. However most are convicted as felonies with jail time, fines, and/or probation. Additional penalties also include reinstitution and fines. For health care providers, a conviction can also mean license suspension and/or revocation.

If you suspect you are currently under investigation, it is imperative you seek legal counsel from a fraud attorney in St. Petersburg as quickly as possible. To schedule a consultation with Scott Flint, P.A. today, call him at 727-483-8404.