Fraudulently obtaining benefits is a crime. Defending against this type of charge requires a defense attorney who thoroughly understands the law governing public agencies that provide benefits such as the Social Security Administration or the Department of Veterans Affairs. At the Law Offices of Robert B. Muchinsky, LLC, our founding lawyer draws upon his more than 30 years of experience to develop effective defense strategies for clients charged with benefits fraud.
Examples Of Social Security Fraud
Social Security fraud is a very common type of benefits fraud charge. Examples include:
- Making false statements to obtain benefits
- Failing to report the death of a beneficiary
- Misuse of beneficiary’s funds by a trustee or guardian
- Using the Social Security number of another to obtain benefits
- Selling fraudulent Social Security numbers and cards
- Working while collecting Social Security Disability benefits
- Impersonating a Social Security employee or official
Depending on the amount of money involved, being convicted of Social Security Disability benefits fraud or other types of benefits fraud can result in heavy fines and prison time. These are high-stakes charges, and having an experienced and knowledgeable defense can make a significant difference.
Investigating The Facts, Building A Strong Defense
It is important to contact an attorney as soon as you have a suspicion that you are being investigated. Even if the agency has not paid out the benefits alleged to have been fraudulently obtained, you can still be charged. Our lawyer will investigate the facts and the evidence that the government is assembling against you in an effort to dismiss the charges altogether, have the charges reduced or obtain an acquittal if the case goes to trial.
Contact A New Britain And Hartford Social Security Fraud Attorney
If you were charged with or are being investigated for Social Security fraud, our attorney can help. To schedule a free initial consultation with Robert B. Muchinsky, contact our Connecticut law firm. Call us at 866-587-9294 toll-free.