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Different types of fraud

A wide variety of crimes are committed every day in the United States. Whether it is a violent crime, nonviolent or white collar, there are consequences that must be faced should someone be accused of these crimes and are found guilty. Of the many types of white collar crimes, there some forms that are more common than others.

The following are the different types of fraud that a person can be charged with:

  • Insurance fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Mail fraud

Should you be charged with fraud, you will have to find a way to prove your innocence or at least get a judge to be lenient with you if you don't want to spend time in jail or have to pay a hefty fine. Depending on the evidence that is presented and/or how the person pleads, this may be hard to do, but know that it is possible. However, the chances of getting off are increased if you have an attorney by your side helping you fight the charges.

White collar crimes like fraud may not be violent crimes, but they are crimes nonetheless and those who are found guilty are expected to face the consequences of their actions. Innocent or not, if a person wants to avoid going to prison, they will want to hire an attorney to help them come up with a defense. Having an attorney who's knowledgeable in the area of white collar crimes may lead to reduced charges or the charges being dropped altogether.

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