Ormond Beach, FL asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Collections for Florida

Q: How do I know if I’m being charged with unemployment fraud

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is close to impossible to find out if you are going to be charged with unemployment fraud, or any crime, until it happens. Typically, a law enforcement officer making contact with you to question you is a sign that you might be being investigated for a crime. An arrest generally means a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe you have committed a crime. In the federal criminal system, the indictment is the principal method by which a prosecutor initiates criminal proceedings. If you are indicted, you are definitely being charged with a crime. If you believe an arrest or indictment is imminent, you should hire an attorney who handles those types of offenses in your area.

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