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If you have been accused of welfare fraud, it is important to gain a clear understanding of what is at stake and what a conviction could cost you. United States government has been severely penalizing those who are stealing from the system. If convicted, you can face severe penalties for the crime of welfare fraud. Welfare fraud is a high priority of the United States government and can be aggressively prosecuted. Our Brooklyn criminal defense attorney can help you contest the charges against you to ensure that you are given every chance of a reduction or dismissal of charges.
Welfare fraud takes place when you receive welfare benefits that you are not actually eligible for, including medical or food assistance. You can be charged with welfare fraud if you have failed to report income, assets or child support. Using a false identification to gather welfare benefits, applying for the benefits under multiple names and intentionally failing to report eligibility changes are also causes of welfare fraud. Penalties may include imprisonment, heavy fines, and denial of future benefits.
Charges for welfare fraud will require the legal assistance of an experienced attorney from our firm, whether the allegations are valid or false. If you are innocent of welfare fraud, we can help you examine the evidence that the prosecutor has brought against you and argue for a dismissal. If you have taken money, you will need an attorney who is working to effectively keep you out of jail. Charges of welfare fraud can cause serious damage to your future. It is important to understand what you are facing and the available defenses.
As your Brooklyn welfare fraud attorney, we can guide you through the complex legal process to effectively have your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact us today!