Written by Kenneth L. Foote
Insurance Fraud Defense Attorneys
Insurance fraud is covered under Florida Statute 817.234: False and fraudulent insurance claims.
Generally insurance fraud is the crime of knowingly making a false statement to, or concealing a material fact from, an insurance company. This law applies to all types of insurer, including medical insurance fraud by providers or patients, auto insurance fraud and staged accidents, homeowners' insurance fraud and even life insurance fraud. Because the crime must be knowing, you cannot be charged with insurance fraud over a statement that you believed to be true or only later found out was false. A Florida insurance fraud criminal defense lawyer at K.L. Foote can help you defend yourself against false accusations of insurance fraud.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for insurance fraud please call 1-877-903-6683 to discuss your case with an experienced insurance fraud defense attorney immediately.
The penalties for insurance fraud are harsh. Depending on the circumstances, sentences range from two years to 30 years in prison and include mandatory minimum sentencing in some cases. Doctors, hospitals and attorneys convicted of insurance fraud in Florida face loss of a license or other professional discipline. And the law specifically provides that an insurer may sue a perpetrator of insurance fraud to recover the money. If you are facing insurance fraud charges, you need help from an experienced insurance fraud criminal defense lawyer at the offices of K.L. Foote as soon as possible.
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