Welfare Fraud

No system is perfect, and there can be mistakes made in the distribution of welfare funds or services. Employees of the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) may make mistakes in the administration of welfare services and funds. Our law firm will defend an officer or employee of any county, city or district Michigan Family Independence Agency who is under investigation or has been charged with any fraudulent activity involving welfare funds.

We also defend individuals, businesses and groups under investigation or facing charges. The penalties for welfare fraud are real and detrimental. If convicted, you will receive a misdemeanor or felony on your permanent criminal record, and you will face other fines and imprisonment.

In addition, you will be forced to pay back the amount of assistance or aid that was above the actual amount you were supposed to receive plus 5 percent interest. DHS employees found guilty of welfare fraud will be removed or dismissed from office.

At Garton & Vogt, P.C., your rights will be protected. We will fight for your defense and work to prevent charges from even being filed if we can resolve the matter in time. The sooner you contact us, the better chance you have of favorable results.

Do not speak to police officers or prosecutors without a lawyer from Garton & Vogt, P.C., present. We are highly qualified attorneys.

Welfare Fraud Defense Committed To Your Case

The welfare system is complex and full of technicalities that could easily be violated unknowingly. Many of our clients have innocently violated clauses in the regulations they did not realize were there. This, however, still requires strong and knowledgeable defense from a professional who is familiar with the law and how to combat aggressive charges against you.

Our attorneys have more than 25 years of criminal defense experience, and they are prepared to defend you against several serious allegations and charges, including:

  • Failure to declare income, job status or number of family members in residence
  • Providing inaccurate, incomplete or false information
  • Falsely portraying illness, injury or inability to work
  • Claiming nonexistent children
  • Using aliases

Vendors and providers of social services, volunteers, DHS personnel and clients acting individually or in collusion with others are also in danger of criminal prosecution if their actions would cause money, benefits or services to be offered or given to any person, business or group that is ineligible to receive them.

Are you seeking personalized and honest defense that you can rely on for attentiveness and understanding?

Call Our Clinton Township Welfare Benefits Lawyers Now

Contact us immediately to arrange an initial consultation with our Macomb County welfare fraud lawyers. Call us at 586-257-2692, or fill out our online form.