Insurance Fraud Attorney in Phoenix
Insurance fraud in Phoenix, AZ, and surrounding communities is often considered a class 6 felony. The penalties for an insurance fraud conviction include jail, fines, restitution, and employment loss.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense such as insurance fraud, I know just how helpless it can feel. Uncertain of where to turn to, who to trust, and overall at an utter loss, you need a trusted source to guide you through the criminal court system who genuinely is out to protect your freedom. You need Aaron Black.
I defend clients accused of criminal offenses to protect their constitutional rights. Guilty or not, I do not care, and I don’t ask my clients if they’ve committed a crime.
My main focus is if the Government can prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Reasonable doubt is a doubt based upon reason and common sense, rather than being based purely on speculation.
Is Insurance Fraud Illegal in Arizona?
Insurance fraud occurs when someone puts false or misleading information on an insurance application, or relevant information has been omitted on an insurance claim or transaction.
According to ARS 20-463
, in short, insurance fraud is committed by presenting untrue statements, either written, oral, including computer-generated documents to an insurer, reinsurer, purported insurer to an insurance producer or agent.
In the state of Arizona, you can commit insurance fraud in several different ways.
- Automobile accidents & insurance
- Disability benefits
- Unemployment insurance
- Health care claims such as medical
How is insurance fraud committed?
Again, Fraud is defined as the act of deceiving or misrepresenting. Insurance fraud is committed under the following circumstances.
- False documents were provided to an insurance company involving policy or claim
- Forged documents were submitted to an insurance company about a claim
- Premiums or monies paid were diverted by or to an insured reference to an insurance claim or policy
Often considered a class 6 felony, the penalties for an insurance fraud conviction include jail, fines, restitution, and employment loss.
Class 6 felony
- Carries a maximum punishment of 2 years in prison
- 3 years of supervised probation
- $150,000 fine
What does Fraud mean?
Fraud involves the willful manipulation of finances for personal gain by using fraudulent and dishonest methods. Those charged with Fraud are facing severe criminal charges and should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney
Fraud is considered a Class 2 felony. A serious offense, Fraud is punishable by up to 12.5 years in prison.
Outlined under Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 13-2310
, a fraud scheme has been defined as the following.
- Any person who, pursuant to a scheme or artifice to defraud, knowingly obtains any benefit by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises, or material omissions, is guilty of a class 2 felony.
- Reliance on the part of any person shall not be a necessary element of the offense described in subsection A of this section.
- A person who is convicted of a violation of this section that involved a benefit with a value of one hundred thousand dollars or more is not eligible for suspension of sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement on any basis except pursuant to section 31 233, subsection A or B until the sentence imposed by the court has been served, the person is eligible for release pursuant to section 41 1604.07 or the sentence is commuted.
Should I get a Public Defender for free?
Although you can retain a Public Defender for free, they are overworked, and you will not receive personalized attention on your case that you deserve because they have too many clients and not enough time to mount a rigorous defense.
When you hire me, you get years of legal experience defending both felony and misdemeanor charges. Perhaps most importantly, you will receive personal legal representation, not a paralegal or a junior lawyer.
Not only will you get personal representation, but you will also have a direct line to contact me 24 hours a day. When you have questions, are nervous and just need to talk, or you need to chat to ease your mind, you will have my cell number and can call, text or email at any time. I will quickly respond unless I’m in court.
Although not the cheapest defense attorney in Phoenix, AZ, when your freedom is at stake, you need someone with knowledge of the legal system and the experience to back it up.
Defending Insurance Fraud
Although the possible outcome of your case may seem bleak, bear in mind that each situation has its own set of circumstances, and with that comes defense opportunities tailored to fit your particular case.
- Demonstrate that the claim is legitimate
- The insurance claim unintentionally was incorrectly filed
In every case that I advocate, no matter what charges my client is facing, the goal is always to get the state to dismiss their case long before the trial or to negotiate a plea agreement that benefits the person who made a mistake.
Free Confidential Legal Consultation
The Law Office of Aaron Black offers a free, confidential legal consultation. I will walk you through the legal process and what you can expect at each court hearing.
I genuinely understand that facing charges can be complicated and confusing, and I promise that I will work tirelessly to provide the personalized, expert legal advice and a criminal defense that you deserve and should expect.
If you are facing charges for Insurance Fraud, you need an experienced, reliable Criminal Defense Attorney.
Representing clients in all Arizona federal, state, county and city courts, I serve clients in the following cities.
- Apache Junction
- Tempe, Arizona
If you or someone you know are facing aggravated assault charges in Phoenix, AZ, or other communities in Arizona, please contact Criminal Defense Attorney Aaron Black
or call (480) 729-1683 for a free consultation.
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