Buffalo Insurance Fraud Lawyers

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Buffalo Insurance Fraud criminal defense attorneys affiliated with Wise Laws represent clients accused of various insurance fraud offenses in Buffalo.

Buffalo Insurance fraud is a broad term that includes numerous acts the law considers illegal. All of them are related to stealing from Buffalo insurance companies. Insurance fraud is one of the most commonly prosecuted Buffalo white-collar crimes. Insurance fraud prosecutions and indictments in Buffalo have dramatically increased as the result of the recent changes in Buffalo legislation and general policy aimed at insurance fraud crackdown changes. Unfortunately, many individuals accused of insurance fraud in America are not even aware what it is they have done wrong.


Our affiliated Buffalo insurance fraud lawyers are highly experienced in defending Buffalo clients charged with insurance fraud related to Buffalo health insurance, auto insurance, Buffalo Medicaid fraud, unemployment benefits fraud, and welfare fraud.

So, what is fraud? In short, the state Penal Codes do differ, a fraudulent insurance act is intentional and deliberate submission of an insurance application to a Buffalo insurance carrier or its agents. Fraudulent means either submitting false information or concealing, for the purpose of misleading, information concerning any material fact.


There are several degrees of Buffalo Insurance fraud

A default generic insurance fraud charge is insurance fraud in the fifth degree, a class A misdemeanor that carries imprisonment up to one year. All subsequent degrees vary as following: if in addition to the generic act of Buffalo insurance fraud the person wrongfully obtains property with a value of more than $1,000, it is insurance fraud in the fourth degree is a class E felony with the potential imprisonment up to four years. $3,000 in illegal gain makes it insurance fraud in the third degree is a class D felony (up to seven years in prison). $50,000 in illegal gains means insurance fraud in the second degree is a class C felony (maximum 15 years of imprisonment), and, finally, stealing a million dollars will make one guilty of insurance fraud in the first degree, a class B felony (up to 25 years in prison).


A person who commits a fraudulent insurance act in Buffalo, and has been previously convicted within the preceding five years of any insurance fraud crime is automatically guilty of aggravated insurance fraud in the fourth degree - a class D felony. Buffalo Insurance fraud investigation normally takes time. Authorities rarely arrest people suspected of insurance fraud without a warrant and some preliminary investigation. When you first discover that you are the subject of an insurance fraud investigation, your actions at that point may determine the outcome of the case.


Buffalo Investigators will not question persons who wish to consult a Buffalo lawyer. When you retain our experienced Buffalo insurance fraud attorneys early in the case, we may mitigate future damages and in some cases even convince Buffalo prosecutors not to proceed with the case.


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