As a medical professional, you work hard every day to ensure that strangers stay alive and healthy. That’s why it’s especially shocking when you’re rewarded for your efforts with a charge of health care fraud. Fortunately, help is always available to guide you through the legal process. Here are a few of the benefits of hiring a skilled defense attorney when accused of health care fraud:
Assistance with Preparation
Health care fraud usually refers to the misallocation of funds in the health care industry or fraudulent billing activity on the part of a medical professional. Before bringing about formal charges, agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Inspector General will investigate an accusation of health care fraud. If you suspect that you’re being investigated, then an experienced lawyer can help you find out why and begin assembling evidence for your trial.
Once you’ve been formally indicted, you will have the option to accept a plea bargain—a reduced sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. A good lawyer can be instrumental in negotiating a fair plea bargain, greatly reducing a sentence and even potentially getting certain charges dropped.
If you’re innocent of health care fraud, then you should accept no substitute for acquittal. Perhaps someone has a vendetta against you and wants to see you put in jail, or else you were working in the best interest of a patient. By presenting evidence, questioning witnesses, and arguing your case, your lawyer will help a judge and jury see exactly how complex the situation is.
If you are being investigated for or are formally charged with health care fraud, then contact Blumberg & Associates. The sooner you enlist our services, the more we can do to help you face your charges head-on. Give us a call today at (602) 277-6180 to get started