Do I Need a Lawyer for fraud charges?

December 12, 2023 | Alex Reid
Do I Need a Lawyer for fraud charges?


Fraud is a serious offense in South Carolina, and it is one that is often aggressively prosecuted. If you have been accused of fraud, you need an aggressive and experienced Greenville criminal defense attorney on your side. At Fedalei & Reid Law, LLC, we have successfully defended the rights of hundred of clients and can help you too.


Fraud is a type of crime that involves deceiving another person in order to obtain something of value from them. This white collar crime is a criminal offense in South Carolina, and it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the case.

The state of South Carolina takes fraud very seriously, and those convicted of fraud may face:

  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • Loss of professional licenses

The penalties for fraud can vary depending on the type of fraud committed and the circumstances surrounding the case. For example, fraud involving a financial institution is a much more serious offense than fraud involving a private individual.


Fraud can be committed in a variety of ways, including:

  • Check fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Money laundering

If you have been charged with fraud, you need a Greenville fraud lawyer who is experienced in defending those who have been accused of this serious offense. Contact Fedalei & Reid Law, LLC today at (864) 668-1661 to schedule a free consultation.

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Alex Reid

Attorney, Founding Partner

Alex Reid has been practicing law in South Carolina since 2019. During his tenure as Assistant Public Defender he has represented clients on a multitude of criminal defense cases, from the smallest drug possession to the most serious violent crimes. Alex became a lawyer for one simple reason, to help people and fight unyieldingly for their rights.

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