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