While technology has made our day to day lives easier, it has also allowed for a significant rise in financial based crimes. Embezzlement, uttering and publishing (writing a bad check), forgery, unlawful use of a credit card, unlawfully obtaining someone’s credit card information, creating counterfeit credit card and Medicaid and Medicare fraud are the types of cases the West Michigan Defense Team are routinely seeing.
Some of the most common financial crimes include:
- Uttering and Publishing / Check Forgery
- Unlawful Use of a Financial Transaction Device (typically a credit or debit card)
- Unlawfully obtaining credit card information
- Identity Theft
At the West Michigan Defense Team, we draw upon our vast legal experience when attacking the majority of cases we handle. Financial crimes, particularly crimes involving fraud, are complex and require a great deal of attention to determine the best approach. That is why the “team” approach is of such great value.
Reviewing all of the details of any financial crime is essential to assess the strengths and weakness of any financial based case. After meeting with a client accused of committing a financial crime, we determine which of our attorneys will be best able to handle the specific case, taking in mind experience with the specific type of case and possible relationships our attorney may have with the investigating agency and or prosecuting official.
When it comes to financial crimes, the primary goal of the court is to make sure the victim is repaid. If a client is able to put forth a genuine effort to repay a victim, the plea offer will likely be better than if they make little to no effort at all.
However, financial crimes can be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, and there are many instances where a valid defense is available to our clients. In these cases it is important to have attorneys who are well aware of possible defenses and strategies that can be used to exonerate a client accused of committing a financial crime. At the West Michigan Defense Team, we have handled all types of financial crimes and have the skills and experience necessary to effectively navigate through all stages of the case.
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