Welfare fraud is prosecuted aggressively in Arizona because it is a serious crime. It is a crime that is committed when a person intentionally defrauds the Arizona welfare system and it is charged as fraud. Because the program is one that is funded by taxpayers, taxpayers are inconvenienced when fraud occurs. They expect their tax dollars to go toward people in need and not fraudulent activity.
However, there are times when a person may be accused of welfare fraud when they didn’t commit it. There are also times when there is merit to the charges. Whatever the reason behind the charge, there is a Phoenix federal criminal defense lawyer there to help every step of the way.
Helping Clients Receive Positive Outcomes In Welfare Fraud Cases
Advocates for the system have been quite critical of welfare fraud due to the fact that fraud reduces the funds available to help those who really do need it. Because it is a program that is taxpayer funded, it receives even more criticism.
Overall, welfare fraud has become quite a problem for Arizona, which is why it is so heavily and aggressively prosecuted. If convicted, it is a felony conviction that can result in years in prison. This is an issue that is actually plaguing many states to the point they are offering rewards for information on those that defraud the system.
Fighting All Types Of Welfare Fraud Allegations
There are different types of fraud allegations that Myles A. Schneider has defended clients against. He is a Phoenix federal criminal defense attorney who knows the law surrounding the crime and how to bring out the facts that can garner a much better result for the client. Even those who have legitimately committed welfare fraud may never do it again. There are times when it is a genuine mistake that shouldn’t heavily influence a person’s future to the point they have a difficult time moving forward.
By helping clients receive the best results, the odds of a better future increase. This is why it is important to utilize the services of an experienced attorney. Even if you are guilty, you should not sit back and plead guilty just to take the consequences and get matters over with. There are times when the prosecution will inflate the act and the charges against you in order to try and secure a conviction with the maximum penalties. What may be found is that the act was not as bad as it was made out to be, which may not warrant the maximum penalties.
Contact A Phoenix Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been accused of welfare fraud, it is very important to seek quality representation. At Myles A. Schneider & Associates, P.A., we care about your future and want to preserve it as well as we can. To learn more about what Myles A. Schneider can do in your welfare fraud cause, call the office 24/7 at 602-926-7373 for a free consultation.