If you have been accused of Unemployment Fraud, the attorneys at Davison Legal Associates, P.C. can help. Most unemployment insurance fraud cases occur after a worker intentionally and knowingly makes false statements or misrepresentations in order to obtain unemployment insurance payments. Any lies, misrepresentations, or other intentional action or statement that lead to receiving unemployment insurance payments when a person is ineligible can result in fraud charges.
Here are several ways people commonly commit this crime:
· Failure to report employment
· False information, identification, or identity theft
· Misrepresenting employment efforts
People who commit unemployment insurance fraud can face both civil and criminal penalties. A civil penalty usually involves a fine, while criminal penalties can include fines, incarceration, probation, and other penalties.
Even though unemployment insurance fraud might not seem like a significant crime, you always need to speak to an experienced attorney if you are facing charges. A conviction for unemployment insurance fraud can lead to serious penalties. Even if you are not convicted, being investigated for a crime and being subject to the criminal justice process is not something you want to do without the aid and advice of an attorney. The attorneys at Davison Legal Associates, P.C. have the knowledge and experience to provide you with the defense you need.