A LAPD traffic officer will spend three years on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor workers’ compensation insurance fraud. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the officer took a leave in 2016 for an on-the-job injury. Investigators found, however, that the man engaged in activities that “were inconsistent with his claimed injury.”
LAPD investigators arrested the man while he was working out. As part of his sentence, the man will also complete 300 hours of community service and pay restitution of $12,000.
Valencia fraud attorney
When you face criminal charges related to a false workers’ compensation insurance claim, hire an experienced fraud attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. In his more than three decades of practice, he has defended thousands of Californians against a range of criminal charges.
Mr. Helfend handles every case personally, so you will always have the benefit of his experience. His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. In some cases, this isn’t possible. You may fight the charges against you with a not-guilty plea. In other circumstances, you may want to plead guilty to reduced charges. You may also want to enter a no-contest plea.
Regardless, Mr. Helfend will guide you through the adjudication process. You’ll always fully understand both the charges against you and your defense options. In working with an aggressive defense attorney, you will see why having experienced counsel can make a major difference in the outcome of your case.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney, and don’t attempt to represent yourself in court. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County fraud case.
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