Westmont Fraud Defense Attorney
Defending Clients Charged with White-Collar Crimes
There are wide variety of fraud schemes out there. Credit card fraud, voter fraud, mortgage fraud, and various types of insurance fraud can be a powerful lure for someone who is down on their luck or just looking to make a quick buck. At the very first sign that you are being investigated for any white-collar crime in New Jersey, reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can get to work protecting your freedom and reputation.
New Jersey residents and out-of-state visitors charged with fraud know they can turn to the Westmont fraud defense lawyer at The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen for experienced legal counsel. Attorney Jill Cohen has over 30 years of experience defending clients accused of all kinds of fraudulent crimes.
Discuss your case with us in a free consultation – call (856) 351-5115 to schedule yours.
Common Types of Fraud Crimes
While fraud can involve a wide variety of criminal behaviors and acts, fraud as a crime in the state of New Jersey must generally involve a misrepresentation of a material fact by an individual or organization who knows or believes it to be false to an entity who justifiably relies on the misrepresentation. There must also be an actual injury or loss resulting from the reliance.
At The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, we defend clients accused of:
- Bankruptcy fraud and misrepresentation of lack of funds – Involves concealing finances or other assets to falsely claim bankruptcy
- Tax evasion or tax fraud – Avoiding financial assessment or misrepresentation of expenditures or income by an individual or a business entity to avoid paying some amount of taxes
- Identity theft – The act of pretending to be someone else or using a certain victim’s identity for any purpose, such as opening a bank account, making a purchase, signing a document, sending communications, etc.
- Insurance fraud – Illegal acts used to manipulate and obtain a specific outcome in an insurance claim
- Mail and wire fraud – Schemes conducted to intentionally prevent others from receiving products or services via mail or wire communication
- Credit or debit card fraud – Theft and illegal use of a victim’s credit or debit card(s)
- Telemarketing fraud – Involves fraudulent sales via the phone, such as promising goods or services that are not given, hidden fees, etc.
- Security fraud – Deceptive behaviors that cause investors to make decisions in stock markets that result in financial loss based on false information
- Computer and internet fraud – Includes altering online or electronically recorded data, online banking fraud, etc.
- Forgery – Involves illegally reproducing or copying banknotes (money), signatures, documents, or works of art
Why Retain The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen?
When it comes to providing aggressive criminal defense representation, experience matters. Attorney Jill Cohen is one of the few lawyers in New Jersey who has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney. She has been successfully representing clients facing various white-collar crimes for over 30 years.
Whether you have been charged with casino fraud, mail fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, or racketeering, you need to retain a serious criminal defense lawyer like Jill Cohen as soon as possible. The truth is that by the time someone becomes aware that they are about to be charged with a fraud crime, there has likely already been an ongoing investigation for some time.
Are You Under Investigation? Call Us Today.
Police may ask to speak with you about a fraud case. Your company’s human resources department may send you a letter asking you to submit to questioning about financial transactions that you were involved in. A detective may contact you directly and request a meeting. These are examples of early indicators that you could soon be charged with a white-collar crime such as fraud, forgery, or embezzlement.
Exercise your right to remain silent until you have the chance to speak with our seasoned Westmont fraud defense attorney. When necessary, we can come to the police station or jail to meet with you. You can rely on our experience every step of the way.
Give us a call at (856) 351-5115 to get started with a free consultation.
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