Fraud in Louisiana is defined differenly based on the circumstances of the charge, but each require an intentional desception is perpetrated for financial gain. These statutes define and govern the potential sentences for:
Definition of Fraud
The Louisiana Legislature has over 25 codified crimes containing the word fraud in their title. Each of these charges have distinguishing elements, but each involve deception, intention, and potential for gain.
Possible Penalties for Fraud
The possible penalties for Fraud in Louisiana differ based on the circumstances and the exact statute a defendant is charged under but range from fines to incarceration with hard labor for 20 (twenty) years.
Potential Defenses to Fraud
A consultation with one of the attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm can bring to light facts and circumstances useful in mounting unique and creative defenses or mitigating factors such as: lack of damage, mitigated damage by restitution, authorization, or lack of intent.
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