Insurance Fraud Defense Attorney, including Medical Medicaid/Medicare Claims Fraud
This type of theft is committed by fraudulently claiming an insurance benefit. Any type of insurance can be the target, including Medicare or Medicaid as related to a patient or an MD, auto coverage, or life insurance. Whether you suffer a loss and make up additional losses to pad the claim, or make up a completely false claim, you are committing theft.
If you are under investigation or are charged with insurance fraud, including defrauding the medical industry, STOP TALKING TO THE COPS AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY and consult immediately with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Contact Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation.
Under Investigation for Filing a False Insurance Claim
If you are under investigation for insurance fraud, stop talking to the insurance company and the cops. Anything you say can be used against you. Consult immediately with an experienced NJ criminal defense lawyer who can advise you whether you should exercise your right to remain silent. Some cases are prosecuted in the NJ State Superior Courts, and others are prosecuted in the Federal Courts. If you believe you are being denied coverage because the claim is being investigated for fraud, call Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation.
Defending an Insurance Fraud Charge
This type of theft usually leaves a paper trail, often filled out by the defendant and signed by them, trying to claim a loss they want covered – a type of evidence that the prosecutor will use to try to convict you. In a recent case, Howard Bailey represented a client charged with claiming that his car had been stolen and burned. The insurance company conducted an investigation and then called the cops, charging the client with both insurance fraud and the arson (burning) of the car. By arguing that the loss had not been paid by the insurance company, and that no one had been at risk where the car was set on fire, a reduced plea was negotiated that resulted in the client serving a much reduced prison term.