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Mitchell B Polay attorney at law has been successfully defending clients against federal fraud charges for over 30 years. We know that evidence in these cases can be challenged, but our nearly three decades of experience working with criminals throughout South Florida gives us confidence when taking on the government and winning!

According to the FBI, fraud is a type of white collar crime defined as “the intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or other entity in reliance upon it to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right,” including “fraudulent conversion and obtaining of money or property by false pretenses.”

Protecting You in Criminal Court


What is Fraud?

Criminal defense attorneys can provide strategies for the many types of fraud prosecuted at the federal (and sometimes state) level:

Bankruptcy fraud — Concealing assets or filing multiple claims to get debt relief or perpetrating a “bustout” or petition mill scheme are forms of bankruptcy fraud and violations of federal law.

Healthcare fraud — Schemes include double-billing or submitting duplicate claims and falsifying a condition to obtain and then illegally sell pharmaceuticals. There are laws specific to Medicaid and Medicare fraud, which, if the fraud leads to someone’s death, can be penalized by life in prison.

Insurance fraud — Knowingly deceiving an insurance company for money to which you are not entitled can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the extent and type of fraud committed. Insurance fraud that affects interstate commerce is a federal crime.

Credit card fraud ­— If you use a credit card with no intention of paying for what you purchased, you may be found guilty of credit card fraud. This includes obtaining or using a credit card through identity theft and using stolen credit cards.

Corporate fraud — Deceptive practices include the overstatement of earnings and the concealment of debt to increase stock values and providing secret loans and unapproved bonuses to executives. Fines can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and jail or prison time is not uncommon.

The government also vigorously prosecutes those who commit mortgage fraud and unemployment fraud, among other financial crimes.

Hiring Mitchell B Polay Attorney At Law will give you access to the legal know-how that you need to defend yourself against any fraud charges that are brought against you by prosecutors or police officers who do not have your best interests at heart.

“Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.”


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What are your rights

Most defendants who are not represented by an attorney plead guilty and accept the consequences of their actions without knowing what those consequences will be. Mitchell B Polay Attorney At Law can help you fight your charges by representing you in court or negotiating with prosecutors on your behalf.

We will do everything we can to get all charges dismissed or reduced so that they don’t affect your future career goals.


One step ahead

You need to act quickly if you have been charged with a criminal offense.


building your case

Mitchell Polay is a lawyer who will work tirelessly to build the best defense possible for you.


achieving your goals

You need a skilled and experienced trial lawyer with an understanding of the law that will help you in your case.

Serving Fort Lauderdale For Over 30 Years

Mitchell B. Polay is a tough, experienced attorney who has handled thousands of criminal cases.

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our Criminal Defense Services Include:

There are many things that can happen from the moment you get arrested to the second you are charged. Call us immediately to discuss protecting your rights. 

Issues that may arise with felonies

With a team of experts to guide you in every step, we will be there for your defense from start to finish. Mitch Polay has more than 30 years of experience defending clients in all types of criminal matters.

Contact us today for a free consultation. 

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