Defending You From Fraud And White Collar Charges

No one is ever charged with a single count of fraud in federal court. If you are facing fraud charges, you are likely facing multiple counts — as many as 50 or more. This increases the stakes for you as an accused, even if you are acquitted of all of the charges but one.

We offer a free initial consultation to help you understand the consequences of federal criminal charges such as fraud. To protect yourself, call Kerns Law Group, in Wichita, Kansas, at 316-265-5511 as soon as you find out that you are the target of a federal criminal investigation.

Using A Shotgun Approach To Fraud Charges

Federal prosecutors use a shotgun approach, throwing as many charges as they can, like spaghetti against a wall, to see if one will stick. All the federal government needs is for one of those charges to stick. Under the relevant conduct provisions of the federal sentencing guidelines, even charges that result in an acquittal are factored in to determine your guideline sentence if prosecutors can show that the other counts against you were relevant conduct. To win in federal court, you have to beat all of the counts against you, or negotiate a disposition that protects you from relevant conduct.

Attorney Kurt Kerns understands how the federal court system works. He handles all types of fraud and white collar crimes, including:

  • Health care fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Social Security fraud
  • Bank fraud

As the target of a fraud investigation, it is essential that you stay quiet and hire a competent federal criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. If you so much as deny the accusations in some situations, you could face a 1001 charge for making false statements to a federal officer. Martha Stuart wasn't the first person to go to federal prison for making a false statement to a federal officer. If she had said nothing, she may have avoided an indictment.

To Schedule A Consultation Concerning Fraud Charges

To schedule a free initial consultation concerning fraud and white collar crimes, call 316-265-5511 or complete our contact form. We offer evening, weekend and jail appointments.