Milwaukee False Billing Defense Attorneys
If you have been accused of false billing, a form of embezzlement, you may be facing serious penalties, including jail time. Consequently, it is important to seek assistance from experienced legal professionals who can help you preserve your reputation and good name. The Milwaukee false billing defense attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. have been handling embezzlement cases for over 30 years, and are here to help you fight for your rights. To discuss the details of your case and explore your legal options with an experienced legal professional, call us today at (414) 271-9595.
Do I Need A False Billing Attorney?
A prosecutor must have strong evidence when charging a person with false billing, because they must be able to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If you choose to fight your case without legal help, you may miss opportunities to introduce doubt into the prosecutor’s case, damaging your ability to avoid penalties. The complexity of the legal system and the significance of the stakes make it imperative to hire a lawyer with experience defending false billing charges and a proven history of beating these charges and safeguarding their clients’ good names.
Attorneys have the knowledge, time, and resources to thoroughly research the details of your case and then build the strongest defense possible. A false billing conviction can result in jail time, high personal cost, and a permanently damaged professional reputation. When your future is in question, it’s always a good idea to consult with an attorney.
Why Choose Hart Powell, S.C. To Handle My Case?
Hart Powell, S.C. is dedicated to defending the rights of people all around Milwaukee when they are faced with embezzlement or false billing charges. Our dedicated and experienced lawyers will investigate all of the facts of your case and provide you with the best legal assistance in Milwaukee. With a high record of acquittals and dismissals in federal, state, and appellate courts, we have gained the trust of many people who have been charged with false billing. Our strong understanding of the legal system, especially in regards to false billing charges, means that you can rest easy in the knowledge of the quality representation we provide.
Cases We Handle
Broadly, false billing accusations allege that a person intentionally charged another person or firm for items or services that they did not actually order or receive. The most common forms of false billings occur in the healthcare profession; the advertising industry and online businesses also generate a high volume of false billing allegations. However, many charges of false billing may, in fact, stem from an honest mistake.
In order for a person to be convicted of such a charge, a prosecutor must provide evidence that the defendant had the intention of false billing. A prosecutor must prove that a defendant had motivation to acquire stolen funds by misusing their position for financial gain. However, some false billing charges are difficult to prove due to the amount of human error possible in such billing issues. Charges of false billing include the following areas:
- Duplicate billing
- Billing for services or products that were not provided or delivered
- Misrepresenting a person’s need for certain services
- Ungrouping services or products when billing should have been grouped
- Billing for services that were not necessary
- Requesting reimbursement costs for services not relevant to what was initially requested
- Manipulating statistics related to charges
- Requesting charges for a product or service which an individual or firm did not request
- Leading a client to believe a service was free and then charging “hidden” fees after service was rendered
- Scammers posing as a person or firm’s real client sending falsified invoices with different payment information
- Renewal fees that were not agreed upon by the individual or firm that was charged
If you have been accused of any of the above, or any other type of false billing charge, it is important to hire legal representation to mount an immediate investigation into the charges. Many false billing charges can be interpreted as human error or billing system error. Given how complicated billing procedures can be, and the number of hands through which billing documents may pass, it can be difficult for a prosecutor to prove that a single person had fraudulent intentions in a given false billing case.
Contact a Defense Attorney Today
At Hart Powell, S.C., we’re dedicated to defending your rights, and our experienced embezzlement defense lawyers are prepared to work tirelessly on your case to acquit or significantly minimize the charges brought against you. Contact us today at (414) 271-9595 to discuss the details of your case.
Written by Michael Hart & Craig PowellLast Updated : May 2, 2023