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Theft, Fraud and Property Crimes
Theft, Fraud and Property crimes can include anything from simple theft, fraud, check forgery, welfare fraud to destruction of property and even felony burglary. What makes cases like these so difficult is that those convicted of such charges could face felony convictions for extremely small dollar amounts. In fact, even if the amount is a single dollar, the consequences could be severe. Scratching a car door could rise to the level of a felony. As importantly, the ramifications of a felony conviction can haunt a person for the remainder of their life. It can impact a job, the ability to get into school, the ability to rent an apartment, the ability to join the military, get a passport or even to gain citizenship in the first place. You can be scene as dishonest, a thief. Try getting a job where trust is a requirement. That seems to be almost any and every job.
For all of these reasons, if you or a loved are facing such charges, you must talk with an experienced lawyer who understands not just the ramifications of the charges but also how prosecutors and police handle them. This may be even more critical during the pre-charge phase.
Jack has experience with these charges as a former Minnesota prosecutor as well as a criminal defense attorney. This experience helps in understanding how to handle the case but also the ability to look at the possible alternatives that a judge and prosecutor may consider instead of a criminal conviction.
One area the has seen a lot of lately is medicare fraud. This sometimes happens with PCAs or personal care assistants and billing. It is prosecuted by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and they are extraordinarily aggressive. One of Jack’s clients was one of those tied to the highest fraud case in Minnesota history. It was extraordinarily complex but the outcome was positive for Jack’s client.
Don't gamble your future on the unknown. Make sure that you do everything in your power to protect yourself or your loved one. This can make a huge difference on the outcome of your case.
Theft, fraud and Property offenses may include but are not limited to:
Criminal Damage to Property
Transaction card Fraud