Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Experienced in Fighting Against Fraud Offenses
Accusations of federal fraud crimes, as with all white collar crimes, can result in severe consequences and a conviction can carry negative impacts for life. Federal law defines fraud generally as any intentional deception or misrepresentation used to benefit yourself or someone else. There are various kinds of fraud offenses which are specifically identified by federal law. These include:
- Bank Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Immigration Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Tax Fraud
What is the Statute of Limitations for Fraud Offenses?
Like state crimes, federal crimes have a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a time limit where charges must be filed against a person suspected of a crime within a certain amount of time from the date the alleged crime occurred. This can protect people from being harassed and having to constantly defend themselves from old charges.
The federal statute of limitations is typically five years for fraud offenses, but can be longer for certain crimes, including:
- Federal tax evasion (U.S. Code 26 Section 7201) – 6 years
- Failure to file a tax return with the I.R.S. (U.S. Code 26 Section 7203) – 6 years
- Fraud offenses involving at least $1 million against the federal government (U.S. Code 18 Section 1031) – 7 years
- Embezzling funds from a federal financial institution (U.S. Code 18 Section 657) – 10 years
- Using false or fraudulent citizenship papers (U.S. Code 18 Section 1423) – 10 years
Defend Your Interests by Calling Federal Criminal Lawyer Ann Fitz
Contact federal criminal attorney Ann Fitz if you are under federal investigation or charged with fraud offenses in federal court. Ms. Fitz knows how crucial it is to protect your reputation and freedom and knows how to fight against fraud charges.