Cedar City Fraud Defense Attorney

Protecting Your Constitutional Rights

In Utah, fraud is defined as the intentional use of deceit, trickery, or another dishonest means to deprive a person or entity of money, property, or a legal right.

Inherent in any charge of fraud is an unjust advantage over another, which has the effect of causing harm to that person or entity. For example, if a person fails to point out a known mistake in a contract or other writing, or does not reveal a fact that he/she has a duty to communicate, that person may be charged with fraud.

If you have been accused of or are under investigation for any type of fraud, now is the time to involve a Cedar City criminal lawyer. At M.A. Munson Law, we have the experience and resources to properly counter a fraud investigation and to build a compelling defense against fraud charges. With our commitment to patient, personalized service, you can rest assured that we will be by your side every step of the way.

Contact our firm at (435) 213-1963 for a FREE consultation. We have offices in St. George and Cedar City and take on cases across Central and Southern Utah.

Types of Fraud

There are two primary ways in which fraud may be carried out. The first, constructive fraud, occurs when a breach of legal duty is committed, without direct proof of fraud or fraudulent attempt. The second, extrinsic fraud, occurs when deceptive practices are used to: 1) keep a person from exercising a legal right, 2) hide evidence, or 3) mislead an opponent in court.

A Cedar City fraud defense attorney at M.A. Munson Law can help with cases involving:

  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Internet Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Securities/Investment Fraud
  • Identity Theft

Consequences of a Fraud Conviction in Utah

In Utah, the consequences that may be imposed upon one convicted of fraud include:

  • Imprisonment
  • Restitution paid to the victim(s)
  • Probation or parole
  • Fines
  • Loss of professional licensure or ability to obtain bonding

In considering the severity of punishment to be imposed, the court often considers the following:

  • Whether or not the defendant has one or more prior convictions of fraud
  • If the defendant is currently on probation or parole
  • The prevailing attitude of the local community and court toward this type of crime
  • Any mitigating or aggravating circumstances relating to crime or victim

You deserve justice, and the attorneys at M.A. Munson Law intend to help you get it. With our attorneys on your side, you can expect the aggressive, effective legal advocacy you need to ensure that your rights, freedoms, and reputation are protected.

If you have been arrested for or charged with fraud, call (435) 213-1963.

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