Washington DC Fraud Lawyers

Defending Your Rights with Fraud Lawyers in Washington DC

Monument Legal specializes in defending individuals against fraud charges in Washington, DC. There is both a misdemeanor and felony variety of fraud, depending on the value of the loss to the victim.

It is crucial to have an experienced DC fraud attorney represent you if you have been charged with fraud.

An experienced DC fraud lawyer can assess your case’s strengths and weaknesses, negotiate with the prosecution, and provide guidance throughout the legal process. They can challenge evidence, negotiate diversion agreements, and represent you in court to get you the best possible outcome for your circumstance.

The criminal defense attorneys at Monument Legal have the courtroom-tested legal experience needed to defend you against Fraud charges and tenaciously fight for the best possible results in your case.

Stop delaying and schedule a consult. Find out what you are facing in a complimentary consultation with an experienced DC fraud attorney and rest easier tonight!

Frequently Asked Questions

In Washington, DC, as in most jurisdictions, fraud encompasses a broad range of deceptive and dishonest acts committed with the intent to gain something of value, usually money or property, or to cause someone else to lose something of value. There are both misdemeanor and felony fraud charges. Common fraud charges include:

  • Identity Theft: Using someone else’s personal information, such as their Social Security number or credit card details, without their permission for financial gain.
  • Credit Card Fraud: Illegally obtaining and using someone else’s credit card information to make unauthorized purchases.
  • Insurance Fraud: Making false claims to an insurance company in order to obtain benefits or compensation to which one is not entitled.
  • Unemployment Fraud: Providing false information about one’s employment status, income, or earnings in order to qualify for unemployment benefits. Making false statements or providing false documentation to support a claim for unemployment benefits.
  • Misdemeanor Fraud: Misdemeanor fraud typically involves smaller amounts of money or property and may not involve significant harm to victims. Examples of misdemeanor fraud might include writing a bad check, shoplifting, or minor cases of identity theft where the financial loss to the victim is relatively low.
  • Felony Fraud: Felony fraud usually involves larger amounts of money or property and may involve more sophisticated schemes or multiple victims. Examples of felony fraud might include embezzlement, securities fraud, or large-scale identity theft schemes.

Penalties for misdemeanor fraud in Washington, DC, can include fines, probation, community service, and up to one year in jail.

Penalties for felony fraud in Washington, DC, are more severe than those for misdemeanors and can include substantial fines, restitution to victims, and imprisonment for more than one year, depending on the circumstances of the case.

Proving fraud in Washington, DC, requires the government to demonstrate several elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. While specific procedures and evidence requirements may vary depending on the nature of the fraud, generally the prosecutor must show:

  • Intent: The government must show that the defendant knowingly and intentionally engaged in deceptive or dishonest conduct with the purpose of obtaining something of value or causing harm to another party. Intent can be established through direct evidence, such as statements or admissions by the defendant, or circumstantial evidence, such as a pattern of deceptive behavior.
  • Material Misrepresentation: Fraud often involves making false statements or misrepresentations that are significant and relevant to the transaction or situation at hand. The government must prove that the defendant made false statements or omitted important information that would have influenced the decision-making process of the victim or the government agency involved.
  • Reliance and Harm: In most fraud cases, there must be evidence that the victim relied on the false statements or misrepresentations, and that reliance cause them harm. The government must demonstrate that the fraudulent conduct caused harm or loss to the victim, such as financial loss or damage to their reputation.


Consult with a DC Fraud Lawyer

Consult with a DC Fraud Lawyer

If you or a loved one is facing fraud charges in Washington, DC, consulting with an experienced fraud lawyer is essential. An experienced fraud attorney can help you understand your options, build a defense strategy, and navigate the legal system effectively. Contact Monument Legal today for a consultation and personalized legal assistance tailored to your case.

Why Choose Monument Legal?

We have extensive experience handling fraud charges and are familiar with the judges and the prosecutors. In addition, we will be by your side every step of the way, keeping you informed, answering your questions, and addressing your concerns. Our one goal in every case is to get our clients the best possible outcome. We care about your case, and we care about you.

Monument Legal consistently provides excellent results for their clients, including:

  • Diversion agreements
  • No jail time
  • Not guilty verdicts