When people are arrested in Michigan – especially if it is their first-time – they probably have more questions than answers swirling through their minds. What are the potential consequences of the criminal charge? How will this arrest impact my employment? Will it impact my family? How will my finances recover from this situation?
These are all valid concerns, but they take on a different tone when the criminal charge that is the basis for the arrest involves allegations of “deception.” Fraud, forgery, embezzlement, identity theft – these are all examples of criminal charges that typically allege, in some form, that the defendant engaged in a “scam” to take someone else’s money or possessions – “deception.”
Some crimes – like drunk driving, for example – may be chalked up to a “mistake.” Crimes of deception, however, oftentimes imply that a person’s character is fundamentally flawed. How could they do that? Are they trustworthy at all? Will they ever be?
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Facing these types of criminal charges has a way of forcing people to think about the future when they are crafting their defense strategy. A conviction can lead to a lifetime of difficulty, even after the sentence is served. In particular, the ability to find employment may be significantly hindered when a “deception”-based conviction is on your record. At our law firm, we work with our clients to try to find a way to potentially positive solutions in these types of cases. Your life and freedom are on the line. For more information about how we might be able to help you defend against these types of charges, please visit the fraud defense section of our website.