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Albany Insurance Fraud criminal defense attorneys affiliated with Wise Laws represent client’s accused of various insurance fraud offenses in Albany.

Albany NY Insurance fraud is a broad term that includes numerous acts the law considers illegal. All of them are related to stealing from Albany insurance companies. Insurance fraud is one of the most commonly prosecuted Albany white-collar crimes.

Insurance fraud prosecutions and indictments in Albany have dramatically increased as the result of the recent changes in Albany legislation and general policy aimed at insurance fraud crackdown changes. Unfortunately, many individuals accused of insurance fraud in America are not even aware what it is they’ve done wrong.

Our affiliated Albany New York insurance fraud lawyers are highly experienced in defending Albany clients charged with insurance fraud related to Albany health insurance, auto insurance, Albany Medicaid fraud, unemployment benefits fraud, and welfare fraud.

So, what is fraud? In short, the state Penal Codes do differ, a fraudulent insurance act is intentional and deliberate submission of an insurance application to a Albany insurance carrier or its agents.

“Fraudulent” means either submitting false information or concealing, for the purpose of misleading, information concerning any material fact.

There are several degrees of Albany New York Insurance fraud.

A default “generic” insurance fraud charge is insurance fraud in the fifth degree, a class A misdemeanor that carries imprisonment up to one year.

All subsequent degrees vary as following: if in addition to the generic act of Albany NY insurance fraud the person wrongfully obtains property with a value of more than $1,000, it is insurance fraud in the fourth degree is a class E felony with the potential imprisonment up to four years. $3,000 in illegal gain makes it insurance fraud in the third degree is a class D felony (up to seven years in prison). $50,000 in illegal gains means insurance fraud in the second degree is a class C felony (maximum 15 years of imprisonment), and, finally, stealing a million dollars will make one guilty of insurance fraud in the first degree, a class B felony (up to 25 years in prison).

A person who commits a fraudulent insurance act in Albany, and has been previously convicted within the preceding five years of any insurance fraud crime is automatically guilty of aggravated insurance fraud in the fourth degree - a class D felony.

Albany Insurance fraud investigation normally takes time. Authorities rarely arrest people suspected of insurance fraud without a warrant and some preliminary investigation. When you first discover that you are the subject of an insurance fraud investigation, your actions at that point may determine the outcome of the case.

Albany New York Investigators will not question persons who wish to consult a Albany lawyer. When you retain our experienced Albany insurance fraud attorneys early in the case, we may mitigate future damages and in some cases even convince Albany prosecutors not to proceed with the case.

If you are under investigation for Albany insurance fraud, contact our Wise Laws insurance fraud attorneys in Albany at 800-270-8184 or CONTACT FORM