There are many different types of fraud, and depending upon the specific circumstances, the potential penalties and consequences will vary. For many types of fraud, however, charges carry the possibility of jail time upon a conviction. If you have been charged with bank or insurer fraud in Ontario, it is important for you to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible regarding your defence.
At Engel & Associates, our Ottawa lawyers have the experience to defend against charges of bank or insurance fraud. We have represented business owners and individuals who are alleged to have obtained loans, letters of credit and insurance settlements through false identities, forged documents or false information on applications or claim forms.
As with other types of white collar crimes, these offences often require extensive and lengthy government investigations. During the early stages of a case, it may be possible to avoid charges or to limit the charges that are brought against a suspect. Even if charges are still brought by police, getting involved early can still improve a client’s position in plea negotiations or at trial.
Talk with us about the circumstances of your situation and let us help you understand your best options and the best strategy for your case.
If you have been arrested for bank or insurance fraud in Ontario, or you have been contacted by the authorities, contact lawyers Bruce Engel or Elena Davies at Engel & Associates. Call our Ottawa office 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (613) 235-6324.