Welfare/ Public Assistance Fraud

Posted on August 12, 2016

Public Assistance/ Welfare Fraud

Have you or someone you know been investigated or arrested for Welfare Fraud? If you have received public aid, but either misrepresented income, assets, or the composition of your family, you may be investigated and/or charged with crimes like Perjury (118 PC) or Welfare Fraud (Welfare & Institutions Code 10980).  Perjury is a non-reduceable felony, a crime of moral turpitude, and grounds for deportation and exclusion if you are a non-citizen.  Fortunately, if you are being investigated for Welfare fraud, perjury, or similar crimes, I can help.

In San Diego County, the District Attorney’s office has a special unit that deals with Public Assistance Fraud (PAF).  If were receiving government aid, such as Calworks or Calfresh, and the prosecutor has information you used false or fraudulent information to obtain such aid (such as a fake social security number, or falsified declarations), they can prosecute you for several different felony violations.

All PAF and welfare fraud prosecutions in San Diego County are handled out of downtown San Diego Courthouse, and fortunately, the court and DA do have a Diversion program available to some defendants whereby if a client admits to certain charge or charges, but agrees to repay the restitution amount, upon repayment, in many cases the case can be dismissed.  This can be a great help to persons who may otherwise be deport-able, or be denied future benefits based on a conviction.

If you are being investigated or charged with welfare fraud or perjury, the sooner you contact me, the more I can help.  Participating in interviews and answering questions may not be in your best interest, and having an aggressive attorney at your side can sometimes prevent a case from even being filed, but you have to exercise your rights.

For over 23 years, I have been helping people in Vista, Escondido, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Clairemont and La Jolla avoid prosecution for welfare fraud, or if they have already been charged, we have been able to negotiate-down the amount of losses, and either get dismissals or reductions to misdemeanors even on serious felony cases with tens of thousands of dollars or losses alleged.

The consultation is free, so call today 760 643 4025, I am here to help.

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