Dallas Insurance Fraud Defense Attorney

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.
“Competent and Compassionate”

I found Jeff to be a competent and compassionate advocate. As a client, he was the “voice” that I needed him to be to achieve a good result. He allowed me to communicate my needs to him and then diligently went to work to attain them. I would recommend him without hesitation.

“I was given a fair and positive outcome.”

With the type circumstance I had, it was not a hard case nor one that required a court visit or in front of a Judge but it did take some research and many hours of information gathering. I was given to the point, fair and accurate information by Jeffery King and he stuck with me through the whole ordeal. This was not only vital but very personable and I appreciated that to the fullest. I felt comfortable and positive through the entire situation and was given a fair and positive outcome. I thank Jeff King and his other staff that were involved for all they did.

“Prepared, Aggressive & Passionate about the Defense”

As the father of a recent active duty Air Force client of Mr. King’s, and being intimately involved day to day with the case, I can say without hesitation nor mental reservation, Jeff King is a consummate professional. Jeff was not only prepared, aggressive, and passionate about the defense, he also made the time to explain in detail every facet of the trial as it progressed. Having an attorney of Jeff’s caliber in our corner bestowed a feeling of confidence to our family, which was a critical factor in our ability to manage the stressfulness inherent to such serious allegations. Jeff prepared the entire family for every scenario, good and bad, and for that we are forever grateful. Upon receipt of the not guilty verdict and celebrating the obvious joy we felt that this “created adventure” had now come to an end, also came the realization that not only had he won this case, and with it our son’s continued freedom and innocence, but we had made a friend of the highest regard. Our family cannot thank Mr. King enough for his excellent representation on behalf of our son, but also for the lofty amount of integrity and humility demonstrated during the most trying time of our lives. Much respect and Semper Fi.

“Jeff is the best!”

I thought my life was over when I was accused of a horrible crime at a general court-martial. From the moment I met Jeff, he instilled confidence in my case and showed a real enthusiasm for what he does. Be warned: Jeff will put you to work! He prepares for battle and expects you to contribute. He is confident in court and I enjoyed watching the jury respond to him. In the end, I was found NOT GUILTY to all charges! I am so grateful that I hired Jeff to defend me.

“Jeff sets the standard.”

Jeff was amazing! He handled my case through the end of the Article 32 hearing, and set the basis for my acquittal. If it had been any other IO than the one it was, I am certain it would have been dismissed right then, as all the objections he made in the Article 32 were later upheld by the Military Judge, and they been upheld at the Article 32 hearing, it would have been dismissed on the spot. His knowledge, and preparation made all the difference in my case, and his relentless pursuit of the truth showed through. He will always be my first recommendation to anyone who needs legal help.

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 Tax 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

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