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San Antonio Fraud Attorney Provides Strong Defense Counsel

Experienced Texas lawyer represents clients accused of misrepresentation

There are many types of fraud, but each one involves some form of intentional misrepresentation that is used to take advantage of someone else. In most situations, whether criminal misconduct occurred depends heavily on questions of knowledge, intent and interpretation. My San Antonio firm, Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C., handles these intricate issues skillfully and boldly counters unsupported allegations of fraudulent activity. Whether the prosecution’s case stems from a financial transaction, online activity or some other communication, I research the relevant information thoroughly and present a clear, powerful case as to why the accusation is not justified under the law.

Skillful advocate handles matters arising from state and federal fraud charges

State and federal laws governing fraud are expansive and cover a wide range of misconduct. Chapter 32 of the Texas Penal Code is dedicated to these offenses, which can stem from activity involving financial transactions, commercial dealings, credit cards, insurance claims, healthcare payments and other areas where someone attempts to profit by misrepresentation. Depending on the type of fraud and amount involved, these crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. You can also face federal prosecution in matters arising from alleged:

  • Mail fraud — Using the U.S. Postal Service to communicate with unwitting strangers as part of any “scheme to defraud,” whether through fake lotteries, chain letters or other types of illegal correspondence, can result in federal mail fraud charges. If you’ve been accused of this crime, I can advise you of your options and challenge whether the allegation is merely a pretext to create a federal case.
  • Wire fraud — Prosecutions for wire fraud resemble mail fraud cases, but these charges are brought when electronic communications are made between people in different states. For example, telemarketing scams or other fraudulent operations that involve telephone conversations fall under this provision. As nearly everyone communicates through cellphone messages and texts these days, these counts can be appended to other charges even if the particular fraud alleged doesn’t necessarily involve direct phone contact with victims.
  • Internet fraud — Phishing, malware, ransomware and other methods used to extract money or personal information can also fall under wire fraud laws but they are also considered cybercrimes. If you’ve been accused of a cybercrime and are facing charges in a U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, you should have a lawyer who has tried cases within the federal system.

Whether the accusation in your case relates to forgery, an alleged Ponzi scheme or any other type of fraud, having a board-certified Texas criminal defense attorney by your side works to your advantage. I will help you understand complex legal and factual issues that can affect the outcome of your proceedings. From there, my firm works tirelessly to achieve justice for you, whether that comes through an acquittal, dismissal or fair plea agreement.

Contact a proven Texas fraud defense lawyer to schedule a free consultation

Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. provides defense representation for Texas clients who have been accused of criminal fraud. Regardless of the particular offense, please call (210) 227-1500 or contact me online to make an appointment for a free consultation at my San Antonio office.

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of" - Nicoli

  • "I found Mr. Shaeffer to be very responsive, effective, and strategic. There was never any doubt in my mind that he had my best interest at the forefront of his efforts in handling my case." - Ron

  • "When you have been wrongfully accused of having an affair with a student, you must acquire legal counsel before you even speak to the police, even if you are the person who reports the rumors. Tylden Schaeffer advised me to not have a second interview with the police department and found time in his schedule to meet with me that day. After the meeting, I had a path to move forward on and that included a well written statement that Mr. Schaeffer crafted. After submitting this in lieu of a second interview with the police, there were no more problems with the school district or police department. Mr. Schaeffer did a superb job and had me resting more easily following our meetings. I would highly recommend Mr. Schaeffer to anyone in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney." - Anonymous

  • "Tylden has been nothing but excellent while representing me. He’s been very upfront, honest, and cooperative with not only myself, but with my family as well. I don’t just feel like a number, he treats you like if you’re his only client. I’d definitely recommend him to anybody I know if they are in need of legal help. 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend Tylden Shaeffer!" - Joel

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of what could potentially be the outcome of my case, and it was dim. However he asked me what i wanted and was creative enough to deliver at an extremely affordable price. He has the knowledge to defend you, and the experience to win. I’m very happy with how he handled my case. His office is also only blocks away from the court house and he is always prompt. I don’t usually write reviews, but Mr. Tylden Shaeffer deserves to be recognized." - Nicoli

  • "When I got charged with my DWI I already expected to go through a long, painful process from the beginning. But, Mr. Shaeffer and his staff made my whole experience quick and easy with their great communication and professionalism. He was always straight forward and I could tell he had my best interest in mind. He made sure I didn’t get charged with “extreme intoxication”, while also reducing my fines and the length of my probation. I highly recommend him to anyone!" - Alex

  • "Mr. Shaeffer is a great attorney , very professional, very nice and is willing to work with you and help u threw any situation u may have or need help with . I recommend Mr. Shaeffer to anyone who needs help with any kind of legal issues or problems. Anyone who has asked me about an attorney i most definitely tell them Mr. Shaeffer and give them his info. Thank you for all your help and everything u have done for me and my family. You are a awesome attorney! Highly Recommend" - Anonymous

  • "Tylden is a fantastic attorney. He thoroughly prepared for my case and did an amazing job of relating to the judge and jury. I highly recommend Tylden. Would recommend to anyone!" - Skyler

  • "Tylden got my felony reduced to a misdemeanor. He saved my life. I didn’t have to pester him for information and updates about my case and his staff is well informed and helpful. He personally attended each and every one of my hearings and was just as concerned about restoring my reputation as I was. He recently got a motion for non-disclosure filed and approved by the judge so I will never have to admit this mistake ever happened. I would recommend Tylden to anyone! He is a highly intelligent and competent attorney. The Best!" - Anonymous

  • "I was represented by Mr. Shaeffer years ago (2004). He would travel from San Antonio all the way to Del Rio to represent me. My father and I were accused of wrong doing by federal agents and we had done nothing. We, my father and I were on trial simultaneously. We had hired an attorney and found out later he was friends with the prosecutor and wanted us to accept a plea bargain. “We did nothing wrong”, I cried to him. He insisted that we accept due to it being impossible to beat the Government. My father and I were close to giving up when we met Mr. Shaeffer. Mr. Shaeffer believed in us and fought for us. Because of him, I never saw prison walls nor was I ever away from my family. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, but thankfully we met a Godsend attorney and justice prevailed." - Anonymous

Case Results
Intoxication Manslaughter – Reduced Sentence

While client was already on probation for DWI when arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter. Client pleaded guilty to the jury and jury awarded probation where State sought prison term from the jury.

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