Fort Lauderdale Insurance Fraud Attorney
Charged with Insurance Fraud in Broward County?
If you have been charged with insurance fraud, you may face serious legal trouble. These charges are usually classed as felony offenses, and a conviction could mean spending time in jail or prison. In Florida, there is a department of the state government that specifically handles insurance fraud - The Division of Insurance Fraud - and which may also work with other state and federal agencies depending on the circumstances involved.
These agencies will investigate matters such as:
- Insurance premium fraud
- Workers' compensation claim fraud
- Workers' compensation premium avoidance and diversions
- Insurer insolvency fraud
This department is one of the leading in the nation for arrests, cases prosecuted, and amount recovered from insurance fraud, so if you are facing any such charges, it is imperative to secure a solid legal defense as soon as possible. There are several different types of insurance fraud that can be prosecuted, as insurance fraud can be obtaining a benefit you are not entitled to or withholding a benefit from someone who is entitled to it.
Different Types of Fraud
Insurance fraud cases come in a great variety. The amount of the alleged fraud is one aspect that may make a difference on the particular charge you are facing. For example, if the fraud is in the amount of $100,000 or more, you will likely be facing a first-degree felony charge. This is punishable by up to 30 years in state prison, if convicted. Insurance fraud can be carried out against life insurance, health care insurance, automobile insurance, property insurance and/or council compensation insurance, companies.
Types of insurance fraud may include such actions as:
- Submitting a false invoice to an insurance company
- Making a false affidavit to defraud an insurance company
- Setting fire to defraud an insurance company
- False insurance claims for the purpose of defrauding an insurer
- False motor vehicle insurance claims with intention to defraud an insurer
Get Help Now!
If you are under investigation for this type of felony offense or you are being charged with this crime, it is in your best interests to act quickly and enlist the help of a knowledgeable legal assistant as soon as possible. A criminal defense attorney from our firm can help navigate you through the tumultuous days ahead. When you need aggressive representation and quality care, we are here to help! What are you waiting for? Give us a call today! We have experience handling many cases and have achieved an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Don't resign yourself to your charges- fight back! We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty and we will do everything in our power to uphold your integrity and achieve the results you are looking for.