Under Florida Statute 414.39(1), a person commits Jacksonville Public Assistance Fraud if he or she knowingly:
- fails to disclose a material fact when applying for state or federal public assistance;
- fails to disclose a change in circumstances while on public assistance; or
- aid or abets another person in committing an act listed above.
Jacksonville Public Assistance Fraud can be a misdemeanor or a felony in Florida. The Jacksonville fraud charge is a felony if the value of the assistance wrongfully obtained is worth $200 or more over a 12 month period. If the value of the assistance is less than $200, the fraud is a misdemeanor in Jacksonville, Florida.
If you have been charged with Public Assistance Fraud in Jacksonville or the surrounding counties in Florida, contact a Jacksonville Public Assistance Fraud Lawyer. A Jacksonville Fraud Lawyer at 20 Miles Law can help you. Contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer at 20 Miles Law. You can contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney at (904) 564-2525 or by email.