What Are the Possible Defenses for Fraud?

What Are the Possible Defenses for Fraud?

If you have been charged with fraud, you are likely concerned about your future and what will happen if you are indeed convicted. One of the most serious white-collar crimes, fraud can often result in a number of years in jail, as well as many hefty fines. Ensuring your future is protected from this serious conviction lies in relying on the help of an attorney, such as ours at Knowles Law Firm, PLC.

The following are possible defenses for fraud, including but not limited to:

  • Insufficient evidence – You must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, which is not possible if there is not enough evidence against you. Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers can help determine whether the evidence presented is sufficient enough to convict you.
  • Absence of intent to commit a crime – Intent is essential in proving fault, as there may be accidental instances of supposedly fraudulent activity. For this reason, there must be a clearly proven intent, which isn’t always possible.
  • Non-fraudulent statement – Non-fraudulent statements will likely not hold up in a court of law. Opinions and various false statements cannot be regarded as fraud unless they relate to an existing fact, not simply the future.
  • Entrapment – If you have been coerced, manipulated, or otherwise tricked into committing a crime you would otherwise not have committed, this can be considered entrapment and thus is not a valid basis on which to convict you.

Contact Our Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

These defenses and more are viable options for those facing fraud charges, and our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers of Knowles Law Firm, PLC know there is a great deal at risk when you are facing any kind of criminal charge, specifically fraud. The perfect defense will depend exclusively on the precise details of your case, all of which can be determined during your initial consultation. No matter the challenges of your case, we have the experience and education to provide you with legal counsel and representation you can trust.

Contact us at your earliest convenience today by calling (888) 332-5621.


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