Fraud charges can be brought in either state or federal court, depending on the circumstances. Federal prosecutors may seek an indictment under wire fraud or mail fraud statutes. In state courts, prosecutors can charge people for various types of fraud or theft. The criminal penalties associated with a conviction, combined with the damage to one’s reputation, make it extremely important to hire a tenacious, resourceful defense lawyer. With nearly two decades of legal experience, individuals across Pennsylvania and New Jersey have put their case in the hands of Philadelphia fraud defense lawyer Michael J. Diamondstein.

Providing Candid Counsel And Forceful Advocacy

When preparing your defense, Michael will examine the charges and analyze the evidence to find the weak points in the government’s case. In order to prove fraud beyond a reasonable doubt, the government will typically have to prove some type of intent, meaning that the defendant meant to commit fraud. In many cases, what the government contends is fraud is actually an honest mistake. Michael will work to secure the best possible outcome for your case, holding the prosecution accountable if fraudulent intent cannot be proven. If a full dismissal of the charges is not possible, he will explain your options and help you take all appropriate steps to minimize the damage associated with a conviction.

Having handled approximately 20,000 cases over his career, both as a prosecutor and defense lawyer, Michael can defend against any type of fraud or white collar criminal accusation, including:

  • Mortgage fraud
  • ID fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud

An Experienced Philadelphia Tax Fraud Defense Attorney

Because many fraud charges are federal, having an attorney with significant federal court experience is a great benefit. Michael has defended clients in district courts throughout the United States, obtaining favorable results in challenging cases. To get a better understanding of the depth of Michael’s experience, please review our articles page.

Contact Michael J. Diamondstein, P.C.

Contact the firm online or call 215-940-2700 for a free consultation.