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Houston Fraud Lawyer – Shahin Zamir

Section 32.01 of the Texas Penal Code describes the crime of fraud. This clause is a rather lengthy one that spells out the various types of fraudulent behavior that a Texan may be accused of committing. When most people think of fraud, they usually associate it with forgery or identity theft. In actuality, there are many other offenses that can be classified as fraud. Here are some of the more surprising ones:

  • Deceptive marketing of consumer products
  • Delivery of phony legal summons or complaints
  • Unlawful recruitment of an athlete

Facing fraud charges? Contact attorney Shahin Zamir at 713-223-8900.

Possible Punishments For Fraudulent Activity

The laws surrounding fraud are very complicated, so it is appropriate that the corresponding punishments are also complex. A courtroom uses a number of variables to determine the severity of an offense. Factors such as the amount of gained profits and the number of alleged victims are considered. The potential consequences of fraud include:

  • Class C Misdemeanor: A maximum fine of $500
  • Class B Misdemeanor: A maximum fine of $2,000 and/or up to 180 days in jail
  • Class A Misdemeanor: A maximum fine of $4,000 and/or up to one year in jail
  • State Jail Felony: A maximum fine of $10,000 and/or up to two years in a state jail
  • Third-Degree Felony: A maximum fine of $10,000 and/or two to 10 years in prison
  • Second-Degree Felony: A maximum fine of $10,000 and/or two to 20 years in prison
  • First-Degree Felony: A maximum fine of $10,000 and/or five to 99 years in prison

Accused of fraud? Call Houston’s Shahin Zamir at 713-223-8900.

Defending Against Fraud Charges

Cases of fraud can sometimes concern multiple parties. Federal law enforcement officials may join a fraud investigation if the victims reside in several states, or if the crime played out on the Internet. In instances of medical or health care fraud, insurance companies might get involved. A criminal defense lawyer will make sure that each entity turns over evidence in a timely manner.

Attorney Shahin Zamir has a personal goal to reduce or drop as many charges as possible for his legal clients. He will demand that prosecutors act in accordance with state law and prove that defendants are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Contact a Houston Fraud Lawyer

Houston fraud lawyer Shahin Zamir is a former assistant district attorney who will use his experience to help you fight against fraud charges.

If you are in need of a fraud lawyer in the Houston area, give Shahin Zamir a call today at 713-223-8900 and get a free consultation.

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