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Fraud Defense Lawyers in Waukesha County

Milwaukee Fraud Defense Lawyers

Brookfield Criminal Attorneys for Charges Related to Embezzlement and Corporate Fraud

Financial crimes, also known as white-collar offenses, generally include most types of fraud, as well as identity theft, forgery, and many other theft-related crimes. These offenses are nearly always non-violent in nature, but due to the impact they can have on a business or a family, they are taken very seriously under Wisconsin law. In most cases, a conviction will result in prison time for the offender, even for a first offense.

At Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP, our team of seasoned attorneys works on behalf of executives, managers, officers, shareholders, and private individuals who have been charged with fraud. In many fraud cases, our clients are business professionals who have never dealt with the Wisconsin justice system before. If this describes your situation, you can depend on us to help you protect your rights, your future, and your reputation.

Fraud Defense in Milwaukee and Surrounding Areas

Under Wisconsin Law, a person can commit fraud in a variety of ways. Generally, however, fraud refers to knowingly or intentionally misrepresenting or hiding important information to deceive others with the goal of personal gain. Misleading information and omitted details could also result in fraud charges.

Some of the most common types of fraud include:

  • Insurance fraud: Collecting insurance payments generated by false or exaggerated claims;
  • Medicare or Medicaid fraud: Attempting to receive government benefits using false application information;
  • Tax fraud: Omitting relevant information or providing false information on business or personal tax returns;
  • Securities fraud: Unlawfully manipulating commodities or stock markets by disseminating false data, including doctored business records;
  • Check fraud: Intentionally writing checks that will not be paid by a financial institution
  • Embezzlement: Misappropriating funds belonging to a business or other organization for personal use
  • Deceptive business practices: Misrepresenting products and services, using inaccurate weights or measures, and false or misleading advertising for a commercial entity.

Some fraud charges are handled as misdemeanors, but most fraud cases are prosecuted as felonies, especially if the alleged personal gain was substantial. Your charges and the potential penalties will depend on the specific kind of fraud you allegedly committed, as well as the value of the property, services, or funds involved. Our attorneys will work with you to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the case against you and the options that might be available.

Trusted Fraud Counsel in Milwaukee County

The skilled lawyers at Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP have more than 40 years of combined experience in the area of criminal law. Attorneys Peter Wolff and Ronald Sonderhouse have earned a well-deserved reputation as fierce client advocates who know how to get results. We have a long history of success in a wide variety of criminal matters, including cases related to fraud and other financial crimes.

Most fraud cases start with lengthy investigations by various law enforcement entities and regulatory agencies. By the time charges are filed, there is often a great deal of evidence that has already been accumulated. Our lawyers will conduct a painstaking review of the case against you, including all of the state's evidence, looking for anything and everything that could be useful in building your defense. From there, we will develop a strategy that is intended to help you avoid a conviction and protect your long-term best interests.

Call 262-232-6699 for a Free Consult

If you are facing fraud charges, you do not have to face them alone. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and case review with a member of our team today. Call 262-232-6699 for an appointment. Our firm serves clients in Waukesha, Brookfield, Muskego, New Berlin, Menomonee Falls, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, Delafield, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, and the surrounding areas.

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