a man wearing a suit, with handcuffs in his wristsThis is the last post in our series on the handling of fraud charges in Little Rock, Arkansas. We felt it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that “fraud” is a broad concept which covers many types of cases and defendants may find themselves confused once they have been charged. Our goal with this series has been to provide information which will help the accused to better understand their situation and to also allow them to make a more informed choice when selecting a criminal defense lawyer. One point we have stressed throughout these posts is that one should contact an attorney immediately if they have been arrested.

We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Subjects which we have looked at include:

These are important topics to understand. First, fraud is a term which encapsulates many types of criminal cases. Such matters may include computer crimes, wrongfully taking money from another, or using someone else’s credit card. Depending on the nature of the charge one may face a misdemeanor, a felony, or a federal criminal case. Second, while fraud cases can vary greatly, common defenses in such matters include the fact that law enforcement sometimes seizes evidence in violation of a defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights. Finally, it is important to know what to expect when taking a case to trial as understanding the process will help you to be better prepared.

Being convicted of a fraud-related crime can have a drastic impact on one’s future. It can lead to a permanent criminal record. This, in turn, can make it more difficult to pass background checks, can disqualify a defendant from many jobs, and can make obtaining housing more difficult. Also, there are many types of professional licenses from which one will find themselves disqualified if they have a record of fraud. These are just some of the reasons why it is crucial that you retain counsel to protect your future. Contact our Little Rock office today to speak with an attorney. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.