Serving as a leader at your company grants you access to a great deal of information. However, individuals who misuse or misrepresent that information risk committing fraud. Fraud comes in many different forms regulated by different government agencies, but any form of fraud is a serious charge that can carry hefty penalties.
If an agency or individual is able to prove that you have committed an act of fraud, you could be forced to pay huge sums of money or even spend time in prison. It is important to defend against these allegations as soon as they arise. Whether you are accused of defrauding the government, an individual, or a group of individuals, Williams Hart can help build your case and increase your chances of success in and out of court.
Fraud is a general term for the misuse or misrepresentation of company information, but any concrete accusations of fraud will be of a more specific type. These represent different kinds of conduct regulated by different government agencies, but they can all land you in a mountain of legal problems. Here are the most common types of corporate fraud:
Fighting accusations of fraud is a time-sensitive process. The government offices regulating fraud often act at a somewhat deliberate pace, and you may be under investigation for some time before you are ever charged with any crime. Once officials threaten you with investigation, you can seize this window and perhaps even settle the matter before they file charges. The corporate lawyers at Williams Hart have experience defending clients in Houston against fraud accusations, and we want to help you hit the ground running. We will work tirelessly in or out of court to build your case and increase your chances of success. If you have been accused of fraud, call the Houston fraud lawyers of Williams Hart at (713) 230-2200 today.