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Arizona Fraud Schemes Lawyers
Under Arizona law, someone charged with what is commonly referred to as “fraudulent schemes” under A.R.S. 13-2310 is accused of creating a scheme or artifice to defraud and knowingly obtaining any benefit by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises, or material omissions. A “scheme or artifice” includes a scheme to deprive a person of the intangible right of honest services.
The Arizona fraud schemes attorneys at Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC have extensive experience representing clients charged with participating in fraudulent schemes. We have helped thousands of clients in Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and throughout Arizona, and we are prepared to fight for you, too. Together, our attorneys have over 40 years of legal experience, including past experience working as prosecutors. Attorney Derek Oliverson also served as a police officer and judge prior to becoming a defense attorney. We understand the criminal justice system inside and out, and we know what it takes to protect your rights, your future, and your freedom.
Arizona Fraud Scheme Penalties
If you are facing fraudulent schemes charges, you also face a number of serious and harsh penalties. These penalties will depend on the nature of your charges, as well as the surrounding circumstances and other outside factors.
The possible penalties for fraud schemes in Arizona include:
- First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 3 years and 12 years, 6 months in prison
- One historical prior felony conviction: between 4 years, 6 months and 23 years, 3 months in prison
- Two historical prior felony convictions: between 10 years, 6 months and 35 years in prison
Additionally, if the amount of the benefit received by the defendant is valued at $100,000 or more, the court must sentence the defendant to prison; probation is not available.
Defenses to Fraud Scheme Charges in AZ
There are a number of defenses available to someone charged with fraudulent schemes. Depending on your exact circumstances, our Arizona fraud scheme defense attorneys may be able to work to prove that you lacked intent to defraud, unknowingly obtained benefits under false pretenses, or were unwittingly involved in a fraudulent scheme. Each case is unique and will require a different, tailored approach. In every case, however, our attorneys work together to pool their resources, insights, and extensive legal knowledge. This allows them to build solid legal strategies aimed at achieving the best possible outcome for your unique case.
Representation You Need for a Fraudulent Schemes Case
Have you been arrested for fraudulent schemes? Is your loved one facing fraud schemes charges? It is vital that you hire an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney, one who knows how to effectively represent someone charged with this serious offense.
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