Most St. Louis residents believe in the concept of fairness. This concept is integral to the criminal justice system. Individuals who are charged with crimes by the government have many rights that are protected and recognized under our legal system, including the right to a fair trial.
Fairness can be especially important when it comes to fraud charges. For instance, last week this blog discussed how the Missouri Attorney General's office is investigating several complaints of tax fraud. Charges of tax fraud, identity theft and related allegations can involve schemes both complex and simple.
In addition, unlike other types of criminal charges, fraud charges are often the result after a long and detailed investigation. Multiple government agencies may join together to investigate allegations of fraud. Accordingly, when the person actually finds out he or she is the subject of the investigation, it can be very intimidating and the person can feel as if they are outmatched by the government's powerful agencies.
Sometimes, the person might not even know anything until charges are filed. Despite the stunning discovery that the person is facing serious charges, immediate action is required in these cases.
Our firm has handled numerous cases involving fraud charges over the years. We have advocated for many clients who are dealing with complex and serious charges, which are often brought after long investigations. We take pride in leveling the playing field for our clients, by confronting the charges head on and putting the government to its strict burden of proof. For more information on our firm's experience with fraud charges, please visit our webpage on fraud.