No system is perfect and there can be mistakes made in the distribution of welfare funds or services. Employees of the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) may make mistakes in the administration of welfare services and funds. The penalty for welfare fraud convictions are severe. If you were charged, it is important you obtain legal counsel immediately. Turn to the skilled Macomb County criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Garton & Vogt, P.C.
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The penalties for welfare fraud are real and detrimental. If convicted, you will receive a misdemeanor or felony on your permanent criminal record, and you will face other fines and imprisonment. In addition, you will be forced to pay back the amount of assistance or aid that was above the actual amount you were supposed to receive plus 5 percent interest. DHS employees found guilty of welfare fraud will be removed or dismissed from office.
Our law firm will defend an officer or employee of any county, city or district Michigan Family Independence Agency who is under investigation or has been charged with any fraudulent activity involving welfare funds. We also defend individuals, businesses, and groups under investigation or facing charges. Located in Macomb County, our attorneys defend people against criminal charges throughout Michigan.
The welfare system is complex and full of technicalities that could easily be violated unknowingly. Many of our clients have innocently violated clauses in the regulations they did not realize were there. We will fight for your defense and work to prevent charges from even being filed if we can resolve the matter in time. Vendors and providers of social services, volunteers, DHS personnel and clients acting individually or in collusion with others are also in danger of criminal prosecution if their actions would cause money, benefits or services to be offered or given to any person, business or group that is ineligible to receive them.
Receive skilled legal representation from our experienced criminal defense attorneys. The prosecution is already forming their case – there’s no time to waste! Contact us today.