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Santa Barbra Fraud Defense Attorney

Experienced Defense Against Fraud Charges in California

At Appel & Morse, we understand how serious fraud charges can be. Depending on the type of fraud crime you are accused of, you may be facing significant jail or prison sentences and expensive fines.

If you have been arrested or are facing charges for fraud, our Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing you with a relentless and personalized defense necessary to protect your rights and reputation. With more than 40 years of experience, we possess the extensive knowledge and courtroom expertise to help you obtain the results you desire.

Types of Fraud in California

Fraud is described as the wrongful or criminal deception for financial or personal gain, resulting in the harm of another party. Depending on the type of fraud and the amount of property or money involved, a fraud crime is often charged as a felony.

Common types of fraud include the following:

  • Identity theft
  • Forgery
  • Credit card fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Real estate and mortgage fraud
  • Senior fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Welfare fraud
  • Workers’ Compensation fraud
  • Internet fraud

Contact Our Fraud Attorney in Santa Barbara Today

With a variety of classifications for fraud, it’s imperative to obtain legal assistance from a skilled attorney. The prosecution pursuing a fraud conviction are typically looking for one of two main motives: Financial/person gain and the attempt to avoid criminal persecution. However, as former deputy district attorneys, our Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers can anticipate the prosecution's approach.

We can help develop an aggressive and customized strategy based on the following:

  • True intention
  • Mistaken identity
  • Entrapment

Our team can conduct a thorough investigation into your case and gather the evidence necessary to fight for your freedom. With us on your side, you can have the confidence in knowing you’re in the great hands.

Contact us today and request a case evaluation.

Work With Our Husband & Wife Duo

At Appel & Morse, we work to ensure our clients understand what is happening with their cases and how to best defend their interests. Our mission is to obtain the best results based on a true understanding of each client's unique circumstances.