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Insurance fraud is an act committed with the intent to deliberately obtain a payment from the insurance company to which you are not legally entitled. It is often committed by applicants, policy holders and claimants. This crime can be tried in either state or federal court depending on the circumstances of the case. If you are convicted of insurance fraud in Texas, in addition to a large fine, you may face prison time, depending on the specific circumstances and the severity of the charges.
This crime is one of the most commonly charged white collar crimes in Texas. Insurance fraud can be linked to various things, such as:
Because there are many innocent parties that can be affected by insurance fraud, the state of Texas does not take these offenses lightly. Since investigating a fraud claim and taking it to court can be a costly process, insurance companies often end up passing the expenses to their customers.
Depending on the significance of the crime, insurance fraud can result in a Class C misdemeanor to a first degree felony charge in Texas. Sentencing varies significantly depending on the type of insurance fraud, as well as the circumstances of the case. The following are the consequences for insurance fraud offenses in Texas as they are listed in Chapter 35 of the Texas Penal Code.
In many cases, committing insurance fraud will hinder your eligibility to apply for certain jobs, ability to chase educational opportunities and can result in the revocation of a professional license. If you are facing insurance fraud charges, contact me immediately to start building your defense. I will aggressively fight for your case and work to get you the best possible outcome.
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