Insurance fraud has significantly increased in Southern California over the past few years. There are several types of insurance fraud including Los Angeles auto insurance fraud, Southern California fire insurance fraud, Orange County property insurance fraud, homeowners' insurance fraud. If you have been arrested for a Southern California insurance fraud case or are under investigation for a Los Angeles insurance fraud case, then you should contact Los Angeles based insurance fraud defense attorney Michael Kraut of the Kraut Criminal & DUI Lawyers. Prior to opening his insurance fraud defense firm, attorney Michael Kraut was a Harvard Law School educated prosecutor that handled dozens of insurance fraud cases. He knows how to attack the evidence and will provide you with an aggressive defense.
California Insurance Code Section 1871 defines insurance fraud as the providing of false information to either their insurance company, or to another person's insurance company, which results money or services being provided which they are not entitled.
Examples of insurance fraud may include the following:
- Claiming that property was damaged in an accident when it was not damaged
- Faking an accident to receive money
- Over stating the damage to property
- Falsely stating that a vehicle was stolen to collect money
- Burning of property to collect insurance money
- Falsifying a personal physical injury to collect money
- Automobile Collision
- Automobile Property
- Medical insurance fraud
- Life insurance fraud
- Workers' Compensation insurance fraud
- Fire insurance fraud
- Property insurance fraud
- Healthcare insurance fraud
Different insurance fraud areas are covered as follows:
- California Insurance Code Section 1872.8 defines auto insurance fraud
- Motor Vehicle Theft and Motor Vehicle Insurance Fraud Reporting 1874.2(a)
- Medical Insurance fraud is defined by Penal Code Section S 550(a)(5)
Insurance fraud can be filed as a felony or a misdemeanor. Factors that law enforcement use to determine the level of crime to charge may include the extent of the false information, and the amount of the economic loss.
If you have been arrested for a Los Angeles insurance fraud crime, or are being investigated for a Southern California fraud offense in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, or Orange County, it is important that you seek the services of a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience with these types of cases in the Los Angeles or Southern California area, call Los Angeles insurance fraud defense attorney Michael Kraut. Mr. Kraut understands the serious nature of this offense, how best to defend you, and how to resolve your case without you going to jail. Mr. Kraut has extensive knowledge of the law and the legal system. He has developed excellent relationships with law enforcement and law officials throughout the Los Angeles and Southern California.
For more information about insurance fraud and to schedule your free consultation, contact Michael Kraut at the Kraut Criminal & DUI Lawyers. Mr. Kraut can be reached 24/7 at 888-334-6344 or 323-464-6453.