Fraudulent Schemes

Phoenix Fraudulent Schemes Defense

If arrested and charged with Fraudulent Schemes, you will be prosecuted for a Class 2 felony.  Undoubtedly, this could result in very harsh penalties as prison sentences for a class 2 felony can range between  3 and 12.5 years.  You also face the possibility of probation, required restitution and a permanent felony conviction on your record.  Fraudulent Schemes convictions will also prevent many employers from hiring you in positions of trust such as a bookkeeper, officer manager, etc.   When faced with a Fraudulent Schemes charge, you need to retain experienced and skillful legal assistance that can defend against the charges  you face and take steps to protect your future. Raymond Kimble has years of experience in defending people accused of criminal offenses and guarantees you excellent representation. 

The Definition of Fraudulent Schemes:

Under Arizona Law (A.R.S. 13-2310), Fraudulent Schemes is defined as:

A. Any person who, pursuant to a scheme or artifice to defraud, knowingly obtains any benefit by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises or material omissions is guilty of a class 2 felony.

B. Reliance on the part of any person shall not be a necessary element of the offense described in subsection A of this section.

C. A person who is convicted of a violation of this section that involved a benefit with a value of one hundred thousand dollars or more is not eligible for suspension of sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement on any basis except pursuant to section 31-233, subsection A or B until the sentence imposed by the court has been served, the person is eligible for release pursuant to section 41-1604.07 or the sentence is commuted.

D. The state shall apply the aggregation prescribed by section 13-1801, subsection B to violations of this section in determining the applicable punishment.

E. As used in this section, "scheme or artifice to defraud" includes a scheme or artifice to deprive a person of the intangible right of honest services.

Fraudulent Schemes can involve many types of alleged criminal offenses including thefts from an employer, use and return of stolen merchandise, gift cards and credit cards or printing counterfeit money or checks.

Penalties for Fraudulent Schemes Crimes in Arizona

Fraudulent Schemes  crimes are classified as felony offenses. Consequently, the penalties for these types of crimes will involve between 3 and 12 years prison, supervised or even intensive probation supervision, community service, restitution  and a conviction on your permanent record.

Prosecutors and law enforcement officials in Tempe, Phoenix and other cities throughout Maricopa and Pinal counties have absolutely zero tolerance for people who steal pursuant to a fraudulent scheme. If charged with this offense, you will be aggressively prosecuted by state attorneys. For these reasons, it's crucial that you consult a lawyer who is experienced in defending against these types of charges.

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Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

Raymond Kimble has been defending Phoenix, Arizona residents for twenty years and has a long history of success. Those who have been arrested and charged with Fraudulent Schemes can look to Mr. Kimble for the experienced  and thorough defense that they need. Mr. Kimble knows how to prepare a solid defense, challenge the prosecution's evidence and negotiate a reduction or dismissal of the charges.

With a seasoned Tempe criminal defense lawyer on your case, you will have your rights protected as your attorney fights to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. Attorney Raymond Kimble has successfully represented hundreds of individuals throughout Arizona over the last twenty years who have been charged with criminal violations.

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