Fraudulent Attempts to Obtain Refunds

Have You Been Charged with Fraudulent Attempts to Obtain Refunds in Georgia?

Fraud crimes cover a wide area of crimes in Georgia. The penalties range from misdemeanors to fines of more than $50,000. No matter what crime you have been charged with, our Georgia Fraud Attorneys are here to help.

O.C.G.A. §16-9-56

It shall be unlawful for any person to give a false or fictitious name, address, or telephone number as that person's own or to give the name, address, or telephone number of any other person without that other person's knowledge and approval for the purpose of obtaining or attempting to obtain a refund for merchandise returned to a business establishment or a refund on a ticket or other document which is evidence of a service purchased from a business establishment, which service is yet to be performed.

The Penalty for Fraudulent Attempts to Obtain Refunds in Georgia

Violating O.C.G.A. §16-9-56 will be treated as a misdemeanor conviction. In Georgia, misdemeanor convictions come with a penalty of up to a $1,000 fine, up to 12 months in jail, or both.

Even though these consequences seem minor compared to other crimes you still need a Georgia Fraudulent Attempt to Obtain a Refund Attorney to assist with your case. Many people are wrongfully charged or the prosecution does not have enough evidence for a conviction. That is where our experienced criminal defense lawyers in Georgia come in. We can either get the charges reduced or dismissed or will help lessen the penalties for you.

Georgia Defenses to Fraudulent Attempts to Obtain Refunds

Fraudulently trying to obtain a refund requires that the accused make the false statement knowingly with the intent to defraud. Therefore, any evidence that the misrepresentation was made accidentally would be greatly beneficial to your case. If you reasonably believed the information you provided was accurate, then our lawyers will diligently work to get the charge reduced or dismissed. There are numerous Georgia Criminal Defenses our lawyers can use to defend your case. Our fraudulent attempts to obtain a refund lawyers in Georgia will thoroughly examine your case to see which arguments will work best for you. Rest assured you will receive the very best representation when you choose Lawson and Berry. Some defenses include: 

Consent: If the person consented for the accused to use the identifying information, then a crime has not been committed.

Lack of Evidence: There must be sufficient evidence demonstrating that false information was given. If evidence cannot be provided proving this, then they cannot be guilty.

The information was not use to obtain a refund: To be convicted under O.C.G.A. §16-9-56, the information must have been provided to obtain a refund. If if was not used for this purpose, then the accused cannot be guilty of this crime. However, they could still be guilty of another crime so it is important to contact our fraudulent attempt to obtain a refund lawyers in Georgia. 

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