Pittsburgh, PA asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Can I be charged with Home Improvement Fraud when work is 50% complete and there is no completion date in the contract?

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Andrea E. Mertz
Andrea E. Mertz
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Reading, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You may be charged. However, you have some defenses that you and your attorney should be able to use. Contact an attorney immediately upon being charged to discuss how to proceed.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: I do not practice in Pennsylvania, but wanted to point out something of a general nature. Fraud normally involves dishonest or deceptive practices with the intention of misleading another, and it may have specific elements under Pennsylvania’s laws as it applies to contractor work. The details here are very brief, but don’t seem to mention elements of a dishonest or misleading nature. If you consult with an attorney, you may want to ask about that.

Tim Akpinar

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