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Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!

Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!

Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client's glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!

Client's estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!

Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!

Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!

Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!

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Fraud: California Penal Code 484

Fraud is the wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. Fraud can be committed on a material item (document), by words, misleading contentions, or by concealing information that should have been disclosed.

Fraud crimes can be charged as both a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on your criminal history and the facts of your case. There are also many fraud offenses that will always be charged as felonies.

In order to be found guilty of fraud, the prosecution must prove that you had the intent to commit fraud, if you didn't have a fraudulent intent then you cannot be charged with fraud. other common defenses used in fraud cases are mistaken identity, and acquittal based on entrapment.

It is extremely important to hire an attorney as soon as possible, if you are under the suspicion that you are being investigated it is a good time to call an attorney. The earlier on that an attorney starts working on your defense the better your result may be. During early intervention an experienced lawyer may be able to get the charges reduced or dismissed before they are even filed.

At the Law Office of David Chesley, we have the best attorneys in Southern California at your service. With over 50 years of courtroom experience, our attorneys will fight aggressively to prove the innocence of our clients.

If you have been arrested after a fraud crime investigation or are being questioned by law enforcement agents, it is in your best interest to remain silent until you can contact your attorney. Criminal defense attorneys have studied the fine points of these crimes for years and have experience dealing not only with the situation at hand, but also with law enforcement agencies.

Below is a list of common fraud crimes, both felony and misdemeanor ones.

  • Mail Fraud
  • Welfare Fraud
  • Work Comp Fraud
  • SEC Fraud
  • Federal Tax Evasion
  • State Tax Fraud
  • Racketeering
  • Public Corruption (bribery)
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Medical Fraud
  • Check & Credit Card Fraud
  • Prescription Fraud

If you have any question or concerns regarding fraud, contact an attorney from the Law Offices of David Chesley and receive a free consultation today.

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  • Orange County
  • San Bern / Riverside
  • San Diego County
  • Kern / Santa Barbara
  • Sacramento / Sonoma
  • Alameda / San Joaquin
  • Ventura County
  • Fresno / Santa Clara
  • Northern California


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Office Locations

Main Office:
Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc.
A Professional Law Corporation
4533 Van Nuys Boulevard, Second Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Additional Offices in Counties throughout Southern, Central, and Northern California.

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