If you have been accused of insurance fraud in the state of Michigan, you may face very serious consequences if you do not adequately defend yourself. Unfortunately, the criminal act of insurance fraud is quite a common offense, and there are many initiatives in place in order to tackle it. However, due to the fact that it is a prioritized crime to tackle, it is not impossible for innocent people to be falsely accused of insurance fraud.
It is important that you take action to defend yourself from an insurance fraud accusation in the state of Michigan. In doing so, you may be able to have the charges dismissed or the consequences minimized, depending on the situation.
When making an insurance claim, you have the responsibility to provide certain information about the incident. You may have unintentionally provided false or inaccurate information. As a result, this might lead to you being accused of trying to commit insurance fraud. However, it is necessary for intent to be present if it is to be regarded as a criminal act. Therefore, if you can show that your actions were an honest mistake, it is likely that you will have your charges dismissed.
You may want to admit that you did overexaggerate the losses you experienced in a particular claim. However, you could also argue that you did experience legitimate losses and that these should be covered.
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Mr. Manzella represents businessman William Weber, who admitted to falsifying an invoice at ex-Macomb prosecutor Eric Smith’s request. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to commit a legal act in an illegal manner, with felony offenses dismissed during the sentencing.
L’Tonya Marie Payne, a 51-year-old black woman, is facing misdemeanor assault charges following an altercation. The complaining witness, who is white, stated the police would not believe Ms. Payne due to her skin color. Attorney Vince Manzella is working alongside Ms. Payne to fight these allegations, as she was arrested simply on the basis of the witness’s word.
Joseph Wolf, former director of the Detroit Stars, was sentenced to two years of supervised probation. Wolf pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from the nonprofit youth baseball league. Typically, the felony count can result in up to 10 years in prison, a fine of $15,000, and other charges, but Lucido & Manzella, P.C. was able to help the client receive a reduced sentence.
Charles Frontera, a former Roseville city councilman, was sentenced to a year of probation after a misdemeanor charge was dismissed at sentencing. During a pretrial conference, Mr. Frontera pleaded guilty to substance possession, and in doing so, Attorney Manzella was able to protect the client from severe charges.