Washington D.C. & Alexandria, VA Insurance Fraud Lawyer
Defending Clients Against Legal Accusations
Insurance fraud is a serious crime in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA. Penalties extend beyond a simple denied insurance claim and can have long-lasting effects on your life, even if the charge stemmed from a simple misunderstanding or clerical error on insurance paperwork. If you are facing insurance fraud charges, you need the experienced criminal defense attorneys at S.L. England, PLLC, to fight for you.
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What Is Insurance Fraud?
In Washington, D.C. or Alexandria, VA, a person commits insurance fraud if they present false information or conceal information when submitting an insurance policy claim, purchasing a policy, or renewing a policy. They must do this knowingly and have the intent to deceive.
Insurance fraud charges vary based on the value of the property or services involved. If the value of the property or services obtained has a value of more than $1,000, this may be Insurance Fraud in the First Degree. If a person seeks property or services valued at $1,000 or more but does not obtain them, this is Insurance Fraud in the Second Degree.
What are the Penalties for Insurance Fraud?
- Insurance Fraud in the First Degree carries penalties including up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $37,500.
- Insurance Fraud in the Second Degree is punishable by up to five years in prison and fines up to $12,500.
- Mail Fraud or Travel Act convictions carry up to five years in prison and fines up to $250,000.
- RICO convictions carry up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000. You may also be sued civilly, and the court could award three times the amount of actual damages.
Have You Been Charged With Insurance Fraud? Seek Experienced Representation Today.
If you have been charged with insurance fraud in Washington, D.C. or Alexandria, VA, your future is at stake. These are very serious charges that have significant prison sentences and hefty fines that can devastate your finances if convicted.
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