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Fraud Defense in Washington

There are many types of fraud and forgery offenses with which citizens can be charged in Washington, some of which are misdemeanors; others are felonies. The moment you suspect that you’re under investigation or have been charged with fraud, you’ll want to contact a criminal defense attorney for assistance. If you reside in Washington, you can call Daryl Graves Law, PLLC at (253) 217-4849 for a one-on-one consultation with a fraud defense attorney.

Types of Fraud Charges in Washington

Examples of fraud charges include:

  • Check fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Real estate fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Advance fee fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Insurance fraud
  • Online fraud
  • Medicaid, food stamps and welfare fraud
  • Consumer fraud
  • Corporate fraud

The potential penalties someone faces for fraud charges depend upon the type of fraud, the severity of the offense (misdemeanors to felonies) and the suspect’s criminal record. When you discuss your case with a lawyer, he or she can explain what type of offense your particular charges are considered and possible penalties.

Elements Necessary to Prove Fraud

In our practice, we have found that many fraud charges are simply unfounded or not legitimate. In order for the prosecutor to prove successfully that you are guilty of fraud, he or she has to produce evidence of the following five elements.

  • You made a false statement of material fact.
  • You knew the statement was untrue.
  • You intended to deceive the alleged victim.
  • The alleged victim’s statement is reliable.
  • The alleged victim sustained injury as a result.

If the state cannot substantiate all the elements required, a suspect cannot be convicted.

Daryl Graves Law Can Protect Your Rights

Attorney Daryl Graves has been defending people who’ve been charged with crimes since 1979. Our firm is built on the premise that everyone needs and deserves a solid defense. We have the experience and skills to represent any type of criminal case, including fraud charges. There are several defenses we may utilize in a fraud case, such as insufficient evidence, lack of intent and entrapment. Each case is different and we can take the time to comb through the evidence, determine how best to approach the case and then diligently fight for the best outcome for you.

Quality of Representation Matters

The quality of the firm you select as your defense truly can make or break your case. If you are in need of representation in Washington, you can consider Daryl Graves Law, PLLC your choice firm. Feel free to look at our attorneys’ profiles and our client testimonials. Our attorneys have superb industry rankings, impressive track records and the fervency needed to fight even the toughest criminal charges. We are also part of the Washington State Trial Lawyers’ Association, as well as the Bar Association.

Our firm sets itself apart from others not only with a lengthy, successful background but also by demonstrating genuine compassion for our clients. Unlike other firms, you are never just a number at Daryl Graves Law. We will come to know your story and give you the understanding and caring counsel you deserve. Call us today at (253) 217-4849 and speak with one of our criminal fraud defense lawyers.

Why Hire Our Firm?

  • Over 40 Years of
    Legal Experience

  • Proudly Serving Oregon
    & Washington

  • President of the Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association

  • 24/7 Availability
    for Our Clients

“I feel blessed to have hired the Law Offices of Daryl L. Graves to represent me. From day one, Daryl informed me of my options and was always honest and upfront. Daryl and his staff always returned my calls and answered every question. Daryl's 30+ years of experience was worth every penny. I will refer everyone in need of a DUI/criminal defense and injury attorney to Mr. Graves”

- C.F., Fircrest, WA
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