San Jose Fraud Lawyer
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Serving San Jose and the Surrounding Areas
Accusations of fraud can result in very severe charges including tremendous fines and extended jail time. One way you can reduce or eliminate your sentence if you have been wrongfully accused or had mitigating circumstances is to enlist the aid of an experienced San Jose fraud lawyer like Nick Cvietkovich.
Criminal Fraud and Deceit in California Criminal Law
The California Civil Code that governs cases in San Jose can be a bit confusing at times. Fraud and deceit are two similar but related crimes, and the Civil Code defines them differently. Furthermore, fraud itself is divided into two categories: actual fraud and constructive fraud. Deceit involves the willful misleading of another in order to gain in some manner. Actual fraud is defined as a set of acts performed with the intent to deceive a party into signing a contract. Constructive fraud can be any similar act or act of omission, but not necessarily performed with an intent to deceive. Sometimes constructive fraud occurs by accident, but if you are charged with it you can still be liable for damages.
As you can imagine, the breakdown of each of these categories of fraud and deceit is also quite complex, and different charges carry different consequences. The complexities are further confused by the fact that many of the same definitions apply to different categories. For example, “intentional misrepresentation” can count as either fraud or deceit, depending on the circumstances surrounding the false information. Likewise, promises which are made without any intent to follow through may count in either category as well.
Whichever type of fraud you are accused of, seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney is important. An attorney can help you to understand exactly what you are being accused of and why. With our help, you may be able to reduce your charges or even demonstrate your innocence.
There are many different types of fraud cases which we can handle. Some of these include:
- Healthcare fraud;
- Research fraud;
- Pharmaceutical fraud;
- Tax fraud (this is one very common type of fraud);
- Corporate defense contractor fraud; and
- Disaster relief fraud.
Just as we can help you out with cases of actual fraud, we can also represent you if you are accused of constructive fraud or deceit.
The Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich has handled many fraud cases in the past, and we can help you to understand the complex legal code surrounding these cases.
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If you have been unjustly charged with a crime, you can count on the legal team at Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich to fight for your rights every step of the way. Schedule your free case evaluation with our team today.
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The Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich has dealt with thousands of cases in San Jose. When you’re facing charges, it can be a confusing and frustrating time, and you may be struggling with financial resources. If so, you will be relieved to know that we offer payment plans, and your initial consultation to review the details of your case is completely free.