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Escondido Insurance Fraud criminal defense attorneys affiliated with Wise Laws represent client’s accused of various insurance fraud offenses in Escondido.

Escondido CA Insurance fraud is a broad term that includes numerous acts the law considers illegal. All of them are related to stealing from Escondido insurance companies. Insurance fraud is one of the most commonly prosecuted Escondido white-collar crimes.

Insurance fraud prosecutions and indictments in Escondido have dramatically increased as the result of the recent changes in Escondido legislation and general policy aimed at insurance fraud crackdown changes. Unfortunately, many individuals accused of insurance fraud in America are not even aware what it is they’ve done wrong.

Our affiliated Escondido California insurance fraud lawyers are highly experienced in defending Escondido clients charged with insurance fraud related to Escondido health insurance, auto insurance, Escondido Medicaid fraud, unemployment benefits fraud, and welfare fraud.

So, what is fraud? In short, the state Penal Codes do differ, a fraudulent insurance act is intentional and deliberate submission of an insurance application to a Escondido insurance carrier or its agents.

“Fraudulent” means either submitting false information or concealing, for the purpose of misleading, information concerning any material fact.

There are several degrees of Escondido California Insurance fraud.

A default “generic” insurance fraud charge is insurance fraud in the fifth degree, a class A misdemeanor that carries imprisonment up to one year.

All subsequent degrees vary as following: if in addition to the generic act of Escondido CA insurance fraud the person wrongfully obtains property with a value of more than $1,000, it is insurance fraud in the fourth degree is a class E felony with the potential imprisonment up to four years. $3,000 in illegal gain makes it insurance fraud in the third degree is a class D felony (up to seven years in prison). $50,000 in illegal gains means insurance fraud in the second degree is a class C felony (maximum 15 years of imprisonment), and, finally, stealing a million dollars will make one guilty of insurance fraud in the first degree, a class B felony (up to 25 years in prison).

A person who commits a fraudulent insurance act in Escondido, and has been previously convicted within the preceding five years of any insurance fraud crime is automatically guilty of aggravated insurance fraud in the fourth degree - a class D felony.

Escondido Insurance fraud investigation normally takes time. Authorities rarely arrest people suspected of insurance fraud without a warrant and some preliminary investigation. When you first discover that you are the subject of an insurance fraud investigation, your actions at that point may determine the outcome of the case.

Escondido California Investigators will not question persons who wish to consult a Escondido lawyer. When you retain our experienced Escondido insurance fraud attorneys early in the case, we may mitigate future damages and in some cases even convince Escondido prosecutors not to proceed with the case.

If you are under investigation for Escondido insurance fraud, contact our Wise Laws insurance fraud attorneys in Escondido at 800-270-8184 or CONTACT FORM