False Pretenses / Fraud

ATTORNEY DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE REAL FRAUD AND FALSE PRETENSE CRIMINAL DEFENSE RESULTS WHICH DEPEND ON FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE, AND CANNOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE RESULTS FOR FUTURE CASES.

Virginia Lawyer Explains VA Law of False Pretenses, Forgery, Uttering and Fraud

WHAT IS THE CRIME OF OBTAINING MONEY BY FALSE PRETENSES IN VIRGINIA? False Pretense is the crime charged when money or ownership of property is obtained from a person by intentional misrepresentation, trick, or lying. The most commonly charged False Pretense crime occurs when individuals receive cash in exchange for fake or fraudulent checks at […]

Fairfax VA Felony Check Fraud, False Pretenses, ALL 4 CHARGES DISMISSED

Fairfax County, Virginia Criminal defense attorney case result: Fairfax VA Felony Check Fraud, False Pretenses, ALL 4 CHARGES DISMISSED   4 Felony false pretense check charges under VA Law 18.2-178 for allegations of writing fraudulent checks were DISMISSED. Client avoided felony conviction and prison time. § 18.2-178. Obtaining money or signature, etc., by false pretense. […]

Failure to Pay Cab Driver Charge & Public Intoxication, Charges DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Client was facing criminal charges for an incident with an Uber driver. Class 1 jailable Misdemeanor Failure to Pay for Rental Vehicle with intent to Defraud under Va Code 18.2-206 and a Class 4 Public Intoxication charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Alexandria Code 13-1-5). Both charges were DROPPED at the […]

Failure to Pay Cab Driver, Assault & Battery, Destruction of Property, and Public Intoxication – All 4 Misdemeanor Charges DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Client was facing 4 criminal charges for an altercation with a cab driver. Class 1 jailable Misdemeanors included Failure to Pay for Rental Vehicle with intent to Defraud under Va Code 18.2-206, Assault and Battery under Va Code 18.2-57, and Destruction of Property with Intent under Va Code 18.2-137. […]

Fairfax Virginia White Collar Felony Corporate Embezzlement Over 113K and Over 4 year period and Felony False Pretenses, Results in 6 Months in Jail

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA EMBEZZLEMENT / WHITE COLLAR CORPORATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A 4-year Corporate Embezzlement Fraud Scheme totaling over $113,000.00 resulted in a plea deal to just one count of Embezzlement under VA Code 18.2-111 and one count of Fraudulently Obtaining Money by False Pretenses under Va Code 18.2-178. Sentencing hearing resulted in only […]

Alexandria Virginia Felony Obtaining Money by False Pretenses White Collar Charges DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA FELONY DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Felony charge for Obtaining Money by False Pretenses for White Collar criminal charges under VA Code 18.2-178 was DROPPED at the Preliminary Hearing for insufficient evidence. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Alexandria Virginia White Collar Felony Embezzlement and Identity Theft Charges DISMISSED on Insufficient Evidence

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Two White Collar Felony Corporate Embezzlement charges under VA Code 18.2-111 and two Identity Theft charges under Va Code 18.2-186.3 were DISMISSED at the Preliminary Hearing due to insufficient evidence. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Altered / Forged License Plate and Driving on Suspended License, ALL CHARGES DROPPED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor charges for an Altered or Forged License Plate or Decals and for Driving on a Suspended License were both DROPPED due to lack of sufficient evidence. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia. Virginia Law Sections: § 46.2-722. Altered or forged license plates or decals; […]

Misdemeanor Fraud for Failure to Pay Cab Driver Charges DROPPED in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor charge for Failure to Pay for the Rental of a Vehicle, an accusation of not paying a cab driver, was DROPPED at the first hearing for lack of evidence. In the General District Court for the City of Alexandria: 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. § 18.2-206. […]

Federal White Collar Fraud Conspiracy in Alexandria Virginia Results in 60 Days to Serve

ALEXANDRIA FEDERAL WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT for the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA: Business manager charged for Federal Conspiracy to Commit Immigration Document Fraud under 18 USC 371 and 18 USC 1546 (a Class D Felony with a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, […]

Felony Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses, VA Code 18.2-178 Charge DROPPED in Fairfax

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Felony Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses Charge (VA Code 18.2-178) for a value above $32,000 was DROPPED with agreement for restitution. Read more about Fraud and False Pretense Law here: Virginia False Pretenses, Credit Card Larceny and Fraud, Check Fraud, Forgery, Uttering and related Fraud Charges and Defenses [hideit hide=”.tags”]

Federal Immigration Fraud Charges Result in DISMISSAL of 3 of 4 Counts, Sentenced Only to Time Served – Alexandria VA

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Defendant was charged with 4 Felony counts of: Conspiracy to Commit Immigration Fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371, Fraud and Misuse of Immigrations Documents and Aiding and Abetting, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1546, Conspiracy to Encourage Entry and Residence by […]

Felony Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses Charge will be DROPPED in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Felony Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses Charge (VA Code 18.2-178) will be DROPPED after payment of restitution. Read more about Fraud and False Pretense Law here: Virginia Fraud Laws | Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Embezzlement, False Pretenses, Check Fraud, Forgery and White Collar Crime [hideit hide=”.tags”]

Virginia Felony Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses Charges DROPPED

VIRGINIA: Felony Obtaining Money by False Pretenses Charge (VA Code 18.2-178) was DROPPED at the first appearance at the preliminary hearing for insufficient evidence. Read more about Fraud and False Pretense Law here: Virginia False Pretenses, Credit Card Larceny and Fraud, Check Fraud, Forgery, Uttering and related Fraud Charges and Defenses

False Pretense Fraud Felony REDUCED to Trespass w/ NO JAIL in Northern Virginia

NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Felony Obtaining Money by False Pretenses Charge (VA Code 18.2-178) was AMENDED and REDUCED to a Misdemeanor Trespass charge with NO ACTIVE jail time. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

Arlington Virginia – 4 Felony Public Records Forgery Charges Result in MINIMUM Guidelines Sentence

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA: 4 Counts of Class 4 Felony Public Records Forgery Charges (VA Code 18.2-168) with a Sentencing Guidelines range of 8 months through 19 months, with a midpoint of 14 months, resulted in an active sentence of only 8 months to serve, with probation thereafter. A related Grand Larceny Felony Charge (VA Code 18.2-95) […]

White Collar Felony Embezzlement w/ NO JAIL, Reduced from Over 100 Possible Charges

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE ATTORNEY’S RESULT: Over 100 possible white collar felonies and check fraud felony charges were negotiated prior to the warrant process into a single count of a Felony Embezzlement (Va. Code 18.2-111). Restitution was negotiated at a fraction of the full amount taken with a contract to prevent civil lawsuit on […]

Virginia Felony False Pretenses and Conspiracy Charges DROPPED for plea to Misdemeanor Larceny w/ NO JAIL

NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Felony fraud charge of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses (VA Code 18.2-178) and associated Felony Conspiracy charge resulted as follows: both felonies were DROPPED in exchange for a guilty plea to misdemeanor larceny (VA Code 18.2-96) with NO ACTIVE JAIL time, no fines, and no restitution.  

Felony Credit Card Larceny & Forgery CHARGES DROPPED with plea to Misdemeanor Fraud w/ NO JAIL in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: Felony credit card larceny charge (VA Code 18.2-193 – carrying up to 10 years in prison) and a felony credit card forgery charge (VA Code 18.2-192 – carrying up to 20 years in prison) were both DROPPED with a plea to the misdemeanor credit card fraud charge (VA Code 18.2-195 – carrying up […]

CHARGES DISMISSED: Felony Check Fraud / Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, Virginia: Criminal check fraud charge, a class 4 felony – Obtaining Money by False Pretenses – Virginia Code § 18.2-178 was DISMISSED with payment of restitution. Read more about Fraud Law here: Virginia Fraud Laws | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of embezzlement, false pretenses, check fraud, forgery and white collar crimes [hideit hide=”.tags”]

Felony Credit Card Fraud Charge – Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – REDUCED to Misdemeanor in Alexandria VA

Alexandria, Virginia: Felony Credit Card Fraud Charge – Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses (VA Code 18.2-178) was REDUCED to a misdemeanor. The defendant will have to pay restitution and complete 30 days of a “Modified Work Release Program” – which is working under the Sheriff’s supervision for 2 days per week. Read more about Fraud […]

Fraud and Forgery Felony Charges REDUCED to Misdemeanor Offenses in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: Two felony fraud / forgery charges (VA Code 46.2-105.2, a class 6 felony, and VA Code 18.2-168, a class 4 felony) related to fraudulently obtaining documents from the DMV and forgery of public records, were both REDUCED to class 2 misdemeanors with consecutive jail sentences. Read more about Fraud and Forgery Law here: […]

Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud / Forgery in Fairfax Virginia – Felony DISMISSED

Fairfax County, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result Class 6 felony charge of Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud or Forgery, VA Law 18.2-258.1, was DISMISSED after an agreement to REDUCE the felony to a misdemeanor Possession of Schedule III Narcotic under VA Law 18.2-250. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & […]

NOT GUILTY of 9 Counts of Felony Credit Card Fraud in Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia: Marina Medvin’s client has walked out of the trial courtroom today as a free man after being accused of 9 felonies relating to credit card number theft and fraud. Defendant was found NOT GUILTY and ALL 9 charges were DISMISSED. He was facing charges of credit card theft under VA Code 18.2-192, credit […]

Federal Fraud Felony Charges in Alexandria Virginia Result in No Jail Time

FEDERAL ATTORNEY CASE RESULT | ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Three Federal Felony charges in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia – including charges for failure to comply with reporting requirements and for false statements to police officers – sentenced to only 12 months of probation, with a special condition of 6 months […]

5 Counts of Felony Embezzlement Charges REDUCED to just 1 Misdemeanor in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Felony Embezzlement charge (Va. Code 18.2-111) with 5 separate acts of embezzlement and a full hand-written confession, was REDUCED to a misdemeanor charge, with only 10 active days in jail. Courthouse: Fairfax County General District Court District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia. Read more about Virginia’s Embezzlement Laws: Embezzlement […]

Fairfax VA Misdemeanor False Report to Law Enforcement Charge DISMISSED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor False Report to Law Enforcement / Police charge under VA Code 18.2-461 was DROPPED after a preliminary hearing for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. § 18.2-461. Falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials. It […]

Fairfax VA Felony Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses Charge DISMISSED

Fairfax, Virginia | Criminal defense attorney case result: Felony Fraud Charge  / Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses under VA Code 18.2-178 was DISMISSED for insufficient evidence after a preliminary hearing. Read more about Fraud Law here: Virginia Fraud Laws | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of false pretenses, check fraud, forgery and white collar crimes […]

Arlington VA Felony Check Fraud / Obtaining Money by False Pretenses DISMISSED

Arlington, Virginia Criminal defense attorney case result: Arlington VA Felony Check Fraud / Obtaining Money by False Pretenses DISMISSED Felony check fraud charge / Obtaining Money by False Pretenses under Virginia Law § 18.2-178 was DISMISSED. § 18.2-178. Obtaining money or signature, etc., by false pretense. A. If any person obtain, by any false pretense […]

Alexandria VA Felony Check Fraud / Check Larceny – ALL 4 CHARGES DISMISSED

Alexandria, Virginia Criminal defense attorney case result: Alexandria VA Felony Check Fraud / Check Larceny – ALL 4 CHARGES DISMISSED Four counts of felony check fraud charges (Bad Check Larceny, Virginia Law 18.2-181) were dropped with the agreement to pay restitution. § 18.2-181. Issuing bad checks, etc., larceny. Any person who, with intent to defraud, shall […]