Fraud Crimes Lawyer Fights Theft Offenses in Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson, Morris and Essex County, New Jersey
Paterson White Collar Lawyer Will Keep You Out of Jail and Protect Your Reputation
Common Types of Fraud Crimes Seen in Northern New Jersey State Courts
New Jersey prosecutors treat these offenses seriously and will seek maximum penalties in white-collar crime cases. If you have been accused of fraud, embezzlement, or another white-collar crime, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately.
What is a White-collar" crime?
"White-collar crime" is a general term that refers to criminal offenses that involve business or financial deception. White-collar crimes are typically proven through a combination of documentary evidence, including e-mails, financial documents, computer files, and business letters.
Fraud involves a variety of criminal behaviors and acts, fraud as a crime in the state of New Jersey must generally include the following:
(1) misrepresentation of a material fact.
(2) by an individual or organization who knows or believes or knows it to be false.
(3) to an entity who justifiably relies on the misrepresentation; and
(4) an actual injury or loss resulting from his or her reliance.
Common Types of Fraud Include:
- Bankruptcy Fraud and Misrepresentation of Lack of Funds – involves concealing finances or assets in order to falsely claim bankruptcy
- Tax Evasion or Tax Fraud – avoiding financial assessment or misrepresentation of expenditures or income by an individual or a business entity to avoid paying some amount of taxes
- Identity Theft – NJ law prohibits individuals from stealing another person's identity. Forged signatures and fake IDs are often used to access a person's credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank account information.