Anyone accused of fraud in Pennsylvania or elsewhere in the United States has every right to fight against the formal charges in court. Being charged with a crime does not necessarily mean that one will be convicted. In situations that involve fraud, merely being accused of wrongdoing is often enough to damage a person’s private and business reputation.
Being accused of fraudulent activity by a customer can have an immediate negative impact on business success. If a company owner believes that charges are without merit, legal assistance can be retained to provide an aggressive defense in court. The penalties if convicted of business fraud in the state are often quite severe; therefore, it is typically in one’s best interest to prepare as strong a defense as possible, which is often more easily accomplished through experienced legal counsel.
The owner of a towing company is currently fighting fraud charges in a Philadelphia court. The plaintiffs requested that the court order a preliminary injunction against the defendant to prevent any deposited funds from the plaintiff being transferred or withdrawn from the company’s bank account. However, the motion for preliminary injunction was ultimately denied.
The plaintiffs have accused the tow truck company of participating in fraudulent acts for personal financial gain. The company has aggressively denied all fraud allegations against it. An experienced criminal lawyer would be able to help a defendant facing similar charges in Pennsylvania determine all options that might be available toward a positive outcome in court. To begin the process, a concerned company owner can request a consultation with an attorney in the area.
Source: pennrecord.com, “After overcoming preliminary injunction motion, vehicle fraud case proceeds“, Nicholas Malfitano, April 28, 2016