In Massachusetts, fraud charges are very serious offenses and cover a complex range of activities. Such as:
- Insurance fraud
- Identify theft
- Unauthorized use of a credit card
- Credit card fraud
- Uttering forged checks or other instruments
- Internet Fraud
Because of the wide range and seriousness of fraud offenses, more than one law enforcement agency could be investigating you. You could be under investigation right now and not be aware of it. This is why it is imperative that the moment you suspect you might be under investigation or if you have fraud charges pending against you in the Boston, MA area, you need to hire a well-qualified, criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. It is also important that you not discuss your case with anyone but your attorney. Law enforcement officers could question everyone that you know, from your family, friends, neighbors, employees, co-workers, and employers. If these people have any documents that could help law enforcement support their case against you, then they will be required to turn them over.
Since you could be under investigation by one or more agency, your attorney will need to start his investigation into your case as soon as possible. The agencies that could be investigating you are:
- Local police
- State police
- Federal Trade Commission
This is why you need an attorney with experience defending fraud cases in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Federal court systems. Penalties for fraud charges can go up to 2 1/2 years in prison, and a fine of up to $5000.
Boston, MA area Attorney Liam D. Scully has years of experience with fraud cases and his investigators are familiar with fraud cases. He and his expert team know what to look for and how best to use any evidence found in your defense. He will do his best to have your charges dropped. If that is not possible, then he will work hard to have you found guilty of a lesser offense.
Attorney Scully is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Massachusetts Bar Association. His 15 years of criminal defense experience allows him to provide his clients with the best possible defense. His vast knowledge the criminal and motor vehicle laws in Massachusetts allows him to isolate the evidence necessary to obtain the best possible result for his clients.