Insurance fraud is one of the most common white-collar crimes in Texas. Defendants who are convicted of this offense face very serious repercussions. If you have been accused of any type of fraud, an aggressive criminal defense lawyer like Brett A. Podolsky can provide you with quality legal representation in a court of law.
Are you being charged with insurance fraud? You need a tough, smart lawyer if you hope to stay out of prison. Attorney Brett Podolsky has the experience and knowledge of the Texas legal system needed to defend you against these charges in court. Contact the Law office of Brett A. Podolsky today.
Insurance fraud occurs when an individual commits specific actions that are related to making a claim under an insurance policy with the intent to defraud the insurer. There are various types of situations that may result in a charge of insurance fraud, including:
Some ways that these offenses can practically arise include:
Insurance fraud is a serious offense, which may result in a defendant acquiring a criminal record, large fines and jail or prison time. A defendant can also lose his professional license. The punishment can vary drastically based on the type of insurance fraud, whether the fraud caused death or injury and the claim’s value. Fines can be as low as $50 or as high as $10,000. Potential jail or prison time ranges from no time up to life imprisonment. To avoid any unnecessary penalties, speak to an insurance fraud lawyer about your case today.
The prosecutor must prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. One element that the prosecutor must prove is that the defendant knew that a statement that he made was false. If the defendant did not know this or was confused, a skilled insurance fraud attorney may be able to prevent his client from being convicted.
If you need a board-certified experienced criminal defense lawyer, Brett A. Podolsky can provide you with the services you need. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 713-227-0087.