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Insurance Fraud Defense Lawyer

Are you being investigated for insurance fraud in Dallas or anywhere in Texas? If you are suspected of committing or have already been charged with any type of healthcare fraud or forgery crimes, you need experienced representation from an insurance fraud lawyer. Whether your situation involves property insurance, health insurance, auto insurance, or another kind of insurance fraud, you need an aggressive legal advocate to protect your rights.

 

Those who violate Texas insurance fraud laws face strict penalties of up to $200,000, imprisonment and misdemeanor or felony charges. An insurance fraud conviction in Texas equals a lifetime of hardships. Dallas criminal defense attorney Jeff King has the skill, resources and experience to defend the charges you are facing.

 

Partnering with the right insurance fraud defense lawyer can mean the difference between a 5-year jail term and a dismissal. Put Jeff King’s expertise and valuable insight in fraud offense cases to work for you.

Types of insurance fraud

It is illegal to intentionally submit false or misleading material data to an insurer regarding a claim in an effort to collect money which you are not entitled to receive. Insurance fraud may be committed by policy holders, insurance applicants and claimants.

 

Common examples of insurance fraud include:

  • Auto accident fraud
  • Health insurance fraud
  • Homeowner’s insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Property insurance fraud
  • Title insurance fraud
  • Workers’ compensation fraud
  • Arson insurance fraud
  • Life insurance fraud

 

Insurance fraud can be further broken down into two categories, known as “soft fraud” and “hard fraud.”

  • Soft fraud – when a person exaggerates their insurance claim, such as intentionally inflating the damages in an auto accident. Generally considered a misdemeanor, soft fraud is punishable by fines, jail time, and possible community service.
  • Hard fraud — occurs when a person deliberately fabricates an event/accident for the sole purpose of getting an insurance payment. In Texas, hard fraud is a third degree felony if the value of the claim is more than $30,000 but less than $150,000. A hard fraud conviction can result in fines and incarceration in state prison.

Effective insurance fraud defense

Given the grave penalties and life-altering consequences of an insurance fraud conviction, it is important to retain the services of a skilled attorney who can explain your options and counsel you on the best defense strategies. Attorney Jeff King works diligently to achieve the most favorable possible outcome for clients and has proven experience litigating many types of insurance fraud claims – from allegations of staging a phony burglary to health insurance billing fraud.

 

Whether you’re a small business owner, a health care provider, or a working professional facing insurance fraud charges in Texas, Jeff King will do everything in his power to protect your freedom and reputation.

 

Defending those accused of white collar crimes is where the Law Offices of Jeff King outshine the rest. More than 14 years of criminal defense experience combined with a deep understanding of fraud offenses gives you the advantage in court.

Texas penalties for insurance fraud

Under the Texas Penal Code, the penalties for an insurance fraud conviction will hinge on the amount or value of the claim.

  • Class C misdemeanor if the claim is valued under $100
  • Class B misdemeanor if the claim is valued at $100 or more but less than $750
  • Class A misdemeanor if the value of the claim is $750 or more but less than $2,500
  • State jail felony if the value of the claim is $2,500 or more but less than $30,000
  • Felony of the third degree if the value of the claim is $30,000 or more but less than $150,000
  • Felony of the second degree if the value of the claim is $150,000 or more but less than $300,000; or
  • Felony of the first degree if: the value of the claim is $300,000 or more OR an act committed in connection with the commission of the offense places a person at risk of death or serious bodily injury.  A first degree felony carries a minimum 5 year prison sentence.

Dallas insurance fraud defense lawyer

In order to be found guilty of insurance fraud, prosecutors must prove without a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally and knowingly made a misleading or false statement regarding a claim that is material for the insurance payout.

 

If you were accused of exaggerating repair costs following a car accident, faking the theft of property, or billing for services or items not rendered in order to generate money, you could be facing state and federal charges for insurance fraud. Attorney Jeff King can help you fight the charges or negotiate a plea deal, and will use every resource available to help clients avoid a conviction.

 

As a top rated Texas criminal defense attorney, Jeff King is dedicated to protecting your record, your freedom and your rights. Contact our office today and schedule a free and confidential case review.

Additional Texas Insurance Fraud Resources:

  1. Texas Legislature, Penal Code CHAPTER 35. INSURANCE FRAUD http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.35.HTM
  2. FBI, Insurance Fraud https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/insurance-fraud
  3. Money, 10 Ways Insurance Agents Spot Fraudulent Claims http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/auto-insurance/10-ways-insurance-adjusters-spot-fraudulent-claims.htm
  4. BusinessInsurance.org, 10 Most Common Types of Insurance Fraud http://www.businessinsurance.org/10-most-common-types-of-insurance-fraud/
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