There are certain crimes that prosecutors are incredibly familiar with, and that they deal with on a daily basis. Generally, however, prosecutors are not adept at navigating a prosecution for insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is unique for a variety of reasons. Namely, charges are typically brought after an investigation by the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner and not by local law enforcement agencies.

These investigations include in-depth investigations conducted by trained state-level investigators with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. A complete defense requires a fraud attorney willing to pay close attention to the detail and will could require consultation with an expert witness or forensic accountant.

The law is below, but, simply put, insurance fraud occurs when a policy-holder or service provider collects payments that they were not legally entitled to receive. Read on, and then let a Newnan insurance fraud lawyer help you through your case.

Examples of Insurance Fraud in Georgia

There are several ways that people can be accused of committing insurance fraud. Below are a few examples of allegations that prosecutors may make:

  • Staged slip-and-falls at various businesses.
  • Staged automobile accidents.
  • Insurers embezzling premiums from clients.
  • Selling insurance when not licensed to do so.

If you have been accused of any of these insurance fraud offenses, retaining an attorney in Newnan as soon as possible is in your best interests.

Penalties for Committing Insurance Fraud in Newnan

Georgia’s insurance fraud statute provides that someone convicted of a violation faces between two and ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Additionally, the defendant will likely be subject to paying any restitution that may be owed to the aggrieved party. These insurance fraud penalties can be severe, but a dedicated lawyer could help defend your case to a Newnan court.

Contact a Newnan Insurance Fraud Attorney

Contact J. Ryan Brown Law, LLC today so we can combat the charges against you. Our Newnan insurance fraud lawyers are uniquely situated to provide representation to clients throughout the state of Georgia. Give us a call today and set-up a free consultation.