Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to illegally and dishonestly obtain a financial profit through an insurance process. Often involving the filing of a false or exaggerated claim as a means of seeking compensation for losses or injuries not actually suffered, insurance fraud is a serious white-collar crime in the state of Florida and can expose defendants to severe penalties if convicted. If you are under investigation or have been charged with insurance fraud, contact the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A. today. With decades of legal experience and the expertise of two former federal prosecutors within our ranks, our team of knowledgeable attorneys understand your situation and can provide the powerful representation needed to mount a vigorous defense.
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Nearly any type of deceitful act performed with the intention of receiving an improper insurance payout can be deemed insurance fraud. Examples of insurance fraud that have led to criminal investigations and prosecutions include:
In the state of Florida, the penalties for insurance fraud will vary depending on the specific value of the claim or amount illegally obtained, with jail time, fines, and probation being possible consequences upon conviction. Doctors, engineers, real estate agents, and other professionals who are convicted of insurance fraud lose their licenses as well as facing long terms of imprisonment. Regardless of the specifics of your case, our team of advocates are prepared to stand by your side and aggressively defend your freedom.
The federal government also prosecutes insurance fraud of various types including health care fraud. Federal prosecutors have various statutes to charge insurance fraud including mail and wire fraud which has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each use of the mail or internet that is part of the scheme to commit insurance fraud.
While our nation’s criminal justice system may be built upon the principle that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty, the reality of our criminal justice system is that without a criminal defense attorney experienced in insurance fraud defense, a person may be wrongfully convicted or serve a sentence much harsher than anticipated or warranted.
For this reason, if you are under investigation for insurance fraud, you should immediately retain an experienced defense attorney. It is imperative you retain the services of an aggressive attorney who can conduct a thorough defense investigation in an effort to convince law enforcement not to bring charges and to vigorously defend you if charges are filed.
At the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A., our Orlando criminal defense lawyers have your best interests in mind and are backed by years of experience in vigorously fighting insurance fraud investigations and prosecution. In the investigation stage, we gather all facts to rigorously defend our clients and strive to convince the investigator and prosecutor to not proceed with filing criminal charges. If a case is filed, we vigorously defend our clients to protect their good names and liberty.
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