South Jersey Financial Fraud Lawyer
Gelman Law Fights to Hold Fraudsters Accountable for Harm Inflicted on Victims of Financial Fraud during the COVID-19 Crisis in South Jersey
If you find yourself under investigation or arrested for or charged with crimes arising from allegations of financial fraud, you may be facing serious consequences in the event you are convicted on your charges. Choosing the right criminal defense attorney may be critical to protecting your rights, freedom and future. Being accused of financial fraud in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic may mean that you are placed under even greater scrutiny — the government and prosecutors in New Jersey are on the lookout for those who are allegedly taking advantage of people’s health and financial concerns motivated by the current crisis.
In South Jersey, you have many criminal defense attorneys to choose from if you’ve been charged with financial fraud crimes. At Gelman Law, LLC, we provide our clients with the top-notch legal defense that they need and deserve when facing serious criminal charges. As a former Burlington County prosecution, founding attorney David Gelman has extensive experience with the New Jersey criminal justice system and knows exactly how prosecutors try criminal cases.
When you choose Gelman Law to represent you, you can be assured that we will never push you to accept a plea bargain just to resolve your case. Instead, we are ready to put in whatever work is necessary to get you the best possible outcome in your matter. Contact us today to set up a free case evaluation to discuss your legal rights and options when facing criminal charges of financial fraud.
Types of Financial Fraud
Examples of financial fraud that may be prohibited under New Jersey law include:
- Pyramid schemes, where individuals are promised large profits based largely on recruiting others to join the program, rather than from the actual sale of goods or services, although some schemes do engage in some legitimate sales
- Ponzi schemes, which are investment vehicles that purport to pay relatively high rates of return; instead, little or no money is actually invested and new investments are simply used to pay off prior investors
- Identity fraud, where an individual’s personal information is used to withdraw money from their accounts or open new financial accounts or make purchases
- Phishing, where individuals receive purportedly official communications that ask them to divulge access information for their financial accounts
- Credit/debit card fraud, where unauthorized purchases are made on an individual’s card account
- Skimming, or the stealing of card information during a legitimate transaction
- Counterfeiting, including currency or credit/debit cards
- Advance fee schemes, where an individual is asked to pay fees up front (such as a “finder’s fee” or administration fee) in exchange for assistance with securing work, loans, contracts, etc.
- Funds transfer schemes, where a person is asked to receive funds into their account and then transfer the funds onward to another account; the only “real” funds are those of the scheme target, which are usually quickly withdrawn from the account they are sent to
In most or all types of financial fraud, a person is asked to either send financial account details (allowing someone to access the account) or is asked to send money in exchange for goods or services that ultimately are not provided or are worth less than the funds that were sent.
South Jersey Financial Fraud Attorneys Work Diligently to Protect Clients’ Rights during the Coronavirus Pandemic
At Gelman Law, we get to work quickly in defending our clients’ rights and interests when they are accused of financial fraud crimes. Because of the extra scrutiny being applied to financial transactions during the COVID-19 crisis due to concerns of fraud and people being taken advantage of, you may find yourself under investigation or even accused of or charged with a crime for conduct you undertook in good faith. Regardless of the circumstances, you deserve aggressive, skilled legal representation that will make sure your freedom and future aren’t left to chance.
The South Jersey financial fraud lawyer at Gelman Law, LLC will fight to obtain the best possible outcome in your case, whether that involves a plea bargain, a reduction or dismissal of your charges, or an acquittal at trial. We will never push you to accept an outcome for the sole purpose of resolving your case. Instead, we are prepared to leave no stone unturned to make sure that you receive the best possible outcome in your case.
Schedule a Consultation Today with the South Jersey Financial Fraud Lawyers of Gelman Law
Being charged with financial fraud in the midst of a health crisis that has also left millions of people out of work or facing reduced incomes means that you may face serious punishment and consequences in the event of conviction. You need an aggressive legal defense to protect your rights, freedom, and future. Don’t wait another day to begin fighting against your charges. Contact Gelman Law, LLC today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation to talk to a South Jersey financial fraud lawyer about your legal rights and options.
Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Fraud in New Jersey
Yes. Even if you have been charged with a crime, the alleged victim(s) of your crimes may also file a civil lawsuit to seek compensation for the funds you allegedly took from them. Although it may be possible to pause, or “stay”, a civil lawsuit until your criminal charges are resolved, even if you are acquitted of any crimes, your alleged victim(s) can still succeed in a civil lawsuit. This is because the burden of proof in a civil lawsuit is much lower than the burden of proof to convict someone for a crime.
Possibly. If you are convicted of your criminal charges, as a part of your sentence the court may impose something called restitution. Restitution is money that you pay to the victims of your crime to compensate them for the financial losses they suffered as a result of your criminal activity.