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

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

Insurance fraud prosecutions and indictments in Columbus have dramatically increased as the result of the recent changes in Columbus 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 Columbus Ohio insurance fraud lawyers are highly experienced in defending Columbus clients charged with insurance fraud related to Columbus health insurance, auto insurance, Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus Ohio 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 Columbus OH 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 Columbus, 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.

Columbus 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.

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

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