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Fraud Lawyers and Theft Lawyers Ready to Fight for Client Freedom

Fraud, theft, and larceny can all be boiled down to the same thing—stealing. These crimes are prosecuted strongly and hiring fraud lawyers, or theft lawyers is the best way to achieve a favorable outcome. There are several different kinds of fraud and varying degrees of theft someone can be charged with. Each requires an in-depth understanding of the law and a different kind of defense.

Jesse Kalter Law is an Experienced Fraud Lawyer Who Has Defended Multiple Cases

Ask any number of fraud lawyers and they will tell you fraud is a broad term that refers to a number of offenses ranging from money laundering and identity theft to securities fraud and more. Acts of fraud involve any false statements, actions, or deceptive activity that is knowingly imposed on one party by another to misrepresent or conceal the truth.

In the state of Nevada, a person can be convicted of Fraud if they are thought to be deliberately misrepresenting themselves with the intent to receive benefits. It is not uncommon to be falsely accused of fraud. If convicted, serious penalties such as prison and large fines will be imposed. In most cases, these offenses are Category B or Category C felonies. If convicted, a person can face several years in prison and expensive fines plus restitution.

Some of the common types of Fraud that Fraud Lawyers Defend are:

  • Auto Insurance Fraud (NRS 686A): Lying about vehicle damage or theft for the purpose of undue financial gain is illegal in the state of Nevada.
  • Credit Card Fraud (NRS 205.760): Someone is charged with this when they use another person’s credit card or manufacture a false credit card.
  • Gaming Fraud (NRS 465.070): This law states that it is illegal to use insider information not known to the general public when gambling in Nevada.
  • Foreclosure Fraud (NRS645F.400): If a foreclosure consultant does not abide by the terms of their contracts with homeowners then they may be liable for foreclosure fraud.
  • Identity Theft (NRS 205): Identity theft or ID theft is not only a state level offense; it is also a federal offense that can carry hefty fines and jail time. This is a crime in which a suspect obtains key pieces of personal information, such as Social Security or driver’s license numbers, in order to allegedly pose as someone else.

This list is by no means comprehensive. There are many different fraudulent activities someone can be accused of engaging in. Due to the nature of these accusations it is time consuming for fraud lawyers to build a defense and takes several days of research and preparation as there can be thousands of pages of documents.

Jesse Kalter is a Theft Lawyer Focused on Justice with an Encompassing Knowledge of the Law

There are varying “degrees of theft” in Nevada such as “grand” or “petty.” Each charge relates to the value of property taken. Burglary is the entering of a structure with the intent to commit a theft or other crime. If someone has been arrested of any form of theft you need to contact an experienced theft lawyer immediately. The sooner a defense can built, the higher the chance of achieving a favorable outcome.

Some of the Kinds of Theft a Reno Theft Lawyer can Defend Are:

  • Petit Larceny (NRS 205.240): If a person is accused of stealing property or money valued less than $650 then you are looking at a petit larceny charge. If it is the first offense, there is a high chance the prosecutor will dismiss the case in exchange for restitution, a fine, and mandatory school on petit larceny. This charge is potentially punishable by up to six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
  • Grand Larceny (NRS 205.220): If the value of the property that was allegedly stolen is valued at over $650 then the charge is grand larceny. In many cases, these charges are the result of a misunderstanding where no intentional criminal activity occurred. This charge is punishable by prison sentences, large fines, and restitution.
  • Shoplifting (NRS 205.220 and NRS 205.240): Shoplifting, or retail theft, is a form of larceny that involves taking store merchandise without first paying for it. Generally, charges may be dismissed or reduced if restitution is offered and a class about theft crimes is taken.
  • Robbery (NRS 200.380): Robbery is the action of taking another person’s personal property through the use of force or threats. Being falsely accused of robbery is common due to frequent misidentifications made by witnesses. If convicted, a person could serve one to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 plus restitution for stolen items.
  • Embezzlement (NRS 205.300): Embezzlement is the theft of property that someone has been legally entrusted with. This is commonly referred to as “employee theft” and “employee fraud.” If convicted, a person can face long prison sentences and heavy fines depending on the amount of property stolen.
  • Possession of Stolen Property (205.275): Someone can be charged with possession of stolen property when they commit an offense involving known stolen property and preventing the owner from gaining possession again. If convicted, the penalties depend on the value of the property. A person can face long prison sentences and heavy fines.

Possible Defenses for Theft:

  • Lack of Intent– If it can be proven that a person did not intend to steal the item or keep the item after the theft then the case can be dismissed.
  • No Taking Occurred– Sometimes an item wasn’t taken at all. If the defense can prove that you didn’t take the item, then the case can be dismissed.
  • The Property was a Gift, or It was Yours to Begin With– If it can be proven that you were given the item, or it was loaned then a theft has not occurred.

Jesse Kalter is More than an Experienced Fraud and Theft Lawyer

By hiring an experienced Reno criminal defense attorney someone can potentially have their charges reduced or dismissed without the stress and high cost of a trial. Jail time can also be avoided. Jesse Kalter Law has worked with all kinds of cases across multiple areas of the law. Jesse Kalter is an experienced DUI attorney, domestic violence lawyer, and records expungement lawyer. He is also available to assist with fraud crimes, sexual assault and lewdness charges, and homicide and murder charges. Jesse Kalter has successfully gotten hundreds of cases dismissed or reduced sentences through a deep understanding of the law and a tenacious pursuit of justice. He is available to serve Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

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