Welfare Fraud2018-10-12T00:05:02+00:00

Welfare Fraud Lawyer in the Treasure Coast

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The state of Florida categorizes welfare fraud as any type of behavior that seeks to harness government public assistance funds for fraudulent use or in a fraudulent manner. Welfare fraud can be classed as a misdemeanor or a felony depending out how much public assistance was accumulated.

The most common type of welfare fraud crimes include:

  • Failure to disclose a material fact: The defendant knowingly falsified information in order to gain benefits or aid from federal programs.
  • Aiding or abetting: The defendant aided another individual in harnessing information to receive unwarranted government money or aid.
  • Change in circumstance: A defendant purposely concealed information in regards to a change in circumstance in order to continue receiving benefits.
  • Food stamps and medical services: A defendant willingly received food stamps and government issued medical services without being entitled to them.

If you have been accused of welfare fraud, call our Stuart criminal defense attorney and welfare fraud lawyer that are experienced, aggressive, and ready to take on your case.

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Penalties for Welfare Fraud in Florida

As noted above, welfare fraud charges in Florida can be considered a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the amount of value obtained and other similar circumstances. In the instance where the value of the assistance received or misappropriated is less than $200 in 12 consecutive months, it will be classified as a first degree misdemeanor, which can carry up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

If the defendant received more than $200 in aid due to fraudulent activity within a year period, they can be charged with a third degree felony. This can result in up to five years in prison or probation and a $10,000 fine.

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Welfare fraud charges can be harsh and very overwhelming to go through it on your own. The good news is that these charges can often be reduced and penalties lessened through the work of a skilled welfare fraud lawyer. At Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices, our experienced Stuart white collar crime lawyers are here to help you create a defense.

If you have been accused of welfare fraud, do not wait, contact our office today!

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19:54 18 Sep 18
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