Healthcare Fraud Lawyer in Santa Barbara

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If you are a California doctor or healthcare professional that has been accused of or is currently under investigation for Medicare or Medicaid fraud, it is imperative to understand that it is a federal crime. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) plays a significant role in investigating allegations of Medicare Fraud, which is why you must obtain legal representation from an experienced and skilled attorney.

At Appel & Morse, we are dedicated to helping those facing charges for white collar crimes, including healthcare fraud. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our Santa Barbara criminal defense attorneys have a thorough understanding of California and federal laws to guide you through the complexities of the legal system and your case.

What is Considered Healthcare Fraud?

In California, healthcare fraud is also commonly called medical insurance billing fraud, health insurance fraud, HMO fraud, as well as Medicare and Medicaid fraud. In the federal criminal context, it is illegal to knowingly and willfully executing, or attempting to execute, a scheme to defraud any healthcare benefit program or to obtain any money or property owned by, or under the custody or control of, any healthcare.

The penalties for federal healthcare fraud varies depending on the circumstances of the fraudulent act. The crime is mostly considered a felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of five years.

Ready to Fight for You Today!

Our Santa Barbara criminal defense attorneys can investigate your case, gather and analyze evidence, and develop a strong defense strategy to either get your case dismissed or your charges reduced. Let us explore all of your possible legal options in fighting a California state or federal fraud case.

Contact us and request a free initial consultation today.