Fraud & Fraud Lawyers | Audet FG & Associates
Fraud is all around us. It is a reality we have come to accept as part of our daily life. More specifically, fraud is defined as the use of deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means to defraud someone of any property, money or service. Identity theft, telemarketing, pyramid schemes marketing, false advertising, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, construction fraud, debit card and credit card fraud are all well known examples, to name a few.
Being convicted for fraud can have devastating consequences. A criminal record is for life and it will undeniably affect your employment, your immigration status, your travels, your reputation, your social life as well as your personal freedom.
If you are currently suspected or find yourself under investigation in a fraud case, we strongly advise you to consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer that can represent you as soon as possible. Be advised that your choice of lawyer is crucial in getting you the smallest sentence possible, as in Canada penalties are hefty. Indeed, charges for fraud are either classified as fraud under $5000 or fraud over $5000. As for sentences for fraud, they can range from probation, to fines, to imprisonment.
Every year, the government and different organizations of all sorts spend millions of dollars in technology and training to detect and deter fraudulent activities – there is a whole industry working on it. If you ever find yourself in the middle of such a conflict, make sure that you immediately consult a competent lawyer who will defend your rights and take care of your case. Your future and your life depend on it.