Welfare Fraud Attorney in Hollywood CA
Caught up in confusion over allegedly stolen benefits? A welfare fraud attorney in Hollywood CA can help.
Applying for state welfare benefits is by no means a simple process. With rules and regulations varying across programs and many different complicated requirements to fulfil, it’s no wonder the following kinds of welfare abuse issues can crop up:
- Failing to report income in order to secure higher benefits
- Falsely claiming to be a single parent
- Submitting claims for fictitious or ineligible children
- Collecting benefits from multiple states
- Not disclosing felony convictions when receiving food stamps
If you have been accused of any kind of abuse of a welfare program, you need to consult a welfare fraud attorney in Hollywood CA right away.
Because an experienced attorney such as Lisa Mattern, who knows the law and understands the mindset of the particular judges and prosecutors that may be involved in your case, can often help you secure a surprisingly beneficial outcome to your case.
How a Welfare Fraud Attorney in Hollywood CA Can Help
Your welfare fraud attorney in Hollywood CA will create a personalized defense strategy to suit the specifics of your case. To do this, we must start with an investigation. This includes requesting all appropriate evidence through the discovery process and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of this evidence.
After a thorough investigation, we will know which of these strategies is best for your particular case:
- Trying to get charges dropped
- Fighting for an acquittal in court
- Pleading guilty in exchange for a reduced charge or sentence
Now you might be wondering…
Why Would I Ever Plead Guilty to a Welfare Fraud Charge?
In some cases, there can be significant benefits to pleading guilty. For example, the case will be resolved much faster. Also, pleading guilty will likely enable you to make a deal with the DA resulting a lighter penalty.
Individuals accused of taking small amounts by fraud should be especially willing to consider the possibility of a guilty plea. In certain counties, your guilty plea can get you into a diversion program that will keep you out of jail and pave the way to the eventual erasing of your conviction. Even if your county does not have a diversion program, your welfare fraud attorney in Hollywood CA may be able to work out a similar arrangement if you plead guilty and repay the stolen benefits.
When it comes to evaluating potential plea deals, remember that only your welfare fraud attorney in Hollywood CA is going to be truly honest with you. The DA or prosecutor will try to sell any deal as their “best” deal, when in fact it is unfair. This makes it very important to have your attorney review all deals before you accept them.
Call Now for a Free Case Evaluation
If you would like to speak to Lisa Mattern about the possibility of retaining them as your defense attorney, please Call 310-342-8254 to set up a free initial consultation.
AddressThe Mattern Law Firm
11755 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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