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Fraud

In New Hampshire, fraud is a serious crime that can wreck your life.

If you’ve been arrested on any kind of fraud charge, you should immediately contact criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone. He understands the state’s laws regarding fraud and can help you get the best possible outcome when your case hits the judicial system.

Fraud, according to state statute RSA 638, encompasses many crimes. They include embezzlement, computer crimes, fraudulent use of a credit card, passing bad checks and insurance fraud.

While many of these crimes are considered felonies, it depends on the circumstances of your case. This is why you should talk to a lawyer as quickly as possible. Your lawyer will tell you that you should not talk to police before securing legal representation.

This may be a crime that you are embarrassed about because until now, you’ve been a considered a professional - even entrusted - employee. This revelation may turn your life, as well as the lives of your family members, upside down - especially if you haven’t been arrested before.

Many times fraud cases arise out of business and corporate settings. Whether you are an employee or the business owner, we can help you. The most important thing is to talk to your attorney about the circumstances that led to your arrest.

In short, a conviction on fraud charges could send you to jail and basically ruin your life. The best way to avoid this is to never get involved in a life of crime. But sometimes that’s easier said than done.

As a criminal defense lawyer who is well-versed in fraud cases, Michael Anzalone will work with you to understand the facts in the case, and present them to a judge.

What Kinds of Penalties Will I Face?

The kinds of penalties you will face all depends on the circumstances of your case.

Each case is different. But you should understand going in that punishments for certain types of fraud cases are severe, especially in New Hampshire where prosecutors sometimes take a hard line. Sometimes these white collar charges are brought in federal court while others are tried on the state level.

Examples of punishment are as follows. If you are convicted on identity fraud Class A charges, you may be sent to prison for between 7 ½ to 15 years, depending on the specific circumstances involved. For fraudulent use of a credit card, you could face either Class A or Class B felony charges or a misdemeanor charge. So the penalty could range from several years in prison to probation and restitution.

At The Anzalone Law Firm, we will work closely with you as your case goes through the judicial system, keeping you informed of what’s going on. We understand that this is a scary time for you and we will work to resolve the case as quickly as possible while getting the result you want.

Please fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with our legal team in Nashua, New Hampshire. Michael Anzalone and his associates are here to help you 24/7.

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Great lawyer...Professional, organized, caring and effective. Michael is very informative and was always willing to explain the reasons behind what was being done. Can't say enough about how helpful he was every step of the way. It was really nice to feel like I actually understood what was going on with my case.