Phoenix Attorney Defending Against Fraudulent Schemes

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Arizona has no patience for those who commit fraud. Our state defines a “fraudulent scheme” as a theft which involves an elaborate scheme, business, or cover story in order to obtain money or some other benefit from a person or group. These matters are considered more serious than simple theft as they contain a component of fraud which involves breaching either public or individual trust. If you have been accused of fraud then it is important to hire an attorney that has the experience to handle your case. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix area defense lawyer handling such matters. Contact our office today.

Aggressive defense lawyer assisting Arizona residents charged with fraud or collusion

Arizona defines several types of conduct as a fraudulent scheme. Such offenses may involve a relatively simple crime that one person commits against another or it may involve intentionally taking money from the larger public. Examples of fraudulent schemes include:

  • Health Care fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Welfare fraud
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Check fraud

Fraudulent crimes are always charged as a felony in our state. If the amount of money stolen exceeds $100,000 then the defendant will not be eligible for a suspended sentence or probation. Such matters will typically be complex and, more often than not, the prosecutor will begin the case through the gaining of an Indictment. After a plea is entered the case will proceed to trial. Hiring a detail-oriented attorney, who can organize complex facts into understandable information, is key to your defense.

Bretton Barber is an aggressive defense lawyer who represents Arizona residents in cases involving allegations of a fraudulent scheme. Bretton will quickly retain the requisite experts so that a complete picture of the facts can be created. He will also file any necessary search and seizure motions in order to exclude evidence which may have been illegally acquired by the police. This evidence can include computer information, bank records, logs of communications, and various forms of paperwork. He will be in contact with you throughout the process and will ensure that you are prepared for trial. You are facing a serious situation and you need serious counsel. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.

Client-relationship oriented lawyer striving for accessible communication with Phoenix defendants

Bretton Barber opened his Phoenix law firm because he believes that all clients deserve an attorney who is accessible and will answer their questions. That is why he provides his clients with his personal cell phone number. He regularly speaks with clients outside of normal business hours and he makes himself available if one has concerns. He will ensure that you are informed, throughout the process, as to the status of your case and you can rest assured that you will know what to expect as matters proceed. Contact our office today.