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Columbus Fraud Defense Lawyer

Accused of fraud? You need immediate legal counsel.

With the advent of the internet and unprotected electronic data, criminal opportunities for fraud have skyrocketed. Law enforcement agencies have since allocated many more resources and man-power to pursing and prosecuting fraud suspects.

As a white collar crime that involves interstate commerce and online activity, fraud is tried in federal court. This means that penalties and the investigation process will be much more extreme.


In order to protect yourself, you need to contact us. Whether you have already been charged, or you believe you are being investigated for fraud, call The Meranda Law Firm LTD to schedule an appointment.


What is fraud?

Fraud is defined as a crime of intentional deception for the purpose of personal gain or harming another person. To prove that fraud was committed, the prosecution must prove that:

  1. A fact was misrepresented
  2. The accused knew that they were misrepresenting the fact
  3. Someone was relying on the fact and they had actual loss from the misrepresentation

Fraud can involve a number of different criminal charges, including:

  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Identity theft
  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Check kiting
  • Bank/mortgage fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Tax fraud

If you are convicted of fraud, then your reputation, future employment, and freedom are all at risk.

Contact an experienced Columbus criminal lawyer!

You can't go up against the FBI and other federal agencies by yourself. With our help; however, you may be able to overcome their damaging evidence. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we can develop a number of defense strategies, including:

  • Lack of evidence
  • You did not intend to commit fraud.
  • You didn't actual make a false statement.
  • The government tried to entrap you.

Don't delay in contacting our team if you have been arrested for fraud, or think you may be getting investigated. The sooner that we begin defending you, the better chances you have.


For the assistance of a legal firm that is completely dedicated to your success, contact a Columbus fraud attorney as soon as possible.


Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential consequences of a fraud conviction in Columbus?

A fraud conviction in Columbus can have severe repercussions, including damage to your reputation, difficulties in securing future employment, and a loss of freedom due to incarceration. The penalties are often more extreme when tried in federal court, as fraud typically involves interstate commerce and online activity. It's imperative to seek experienced legal counsel to navigate these challenges and mitigate the potential consequences.

Why is it important to act quickly if I'm being investigated for fraud in Columbus?

If you're under investigation for fraud in Columbus, it's critical to act swiftly because early intervention can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Prompt legal counsel can help in strategizing a defense, preserving evidence, and potentially preventing charges from being filed. The Meranda Law Firm LTD emphasizes the importance of early defense to improve the chances of a favorable resolution.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

Reviews & Testimonials

At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “As stress free as it can be”
    A criminal case can be very stressful. The Meranda Law Firm can help you with this process. Zack is there to make sure that you get the best personal one on one help you can get. So you don't get pushed around in the system. Takes all the worry out of your case. Very down to earth guy. Easy to talk too. Without Zack I don't know where I would be right now. Thanks Zack; can't tell you how much I appreciate the help you gave me. If you are looking for a lawyer that can take the stress out of your case Zack is your guy
    - Jeff w
    “Great Representation”
    There are three reasons I recommend Zachuary Meranda if you are arrested for DUI. First off, he is a straight shooter. Never did he sugar coat my situation. Second, he handled everything while keeping me informed and walked me through everything as it progressed. Third, he got me the result- NO DUI!!! Thanks Zak!
    - Shane Dolen
    “Excellent job!”
    We are very appreciative of the efforts put forth by Zach Meranda. The outcome was positive and he made us feel secure in an out of control situation. Felt glad to have him defending us and having his common sense approach to our case. We would recommend his services to anyone in need.
    - Anonymous
    “I Highly Recommend The Meranda Law Firm”
    I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I've had other attorneys and Zach is the only one that actually knew my case and put a lot of time and effort into making sure the outcome was good, which it definitely was. I really think he is one of the best attorneys & I highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal help.
    - Payton R
    “Great work!!”
    Zach Meranda was a real attorney with a no bull shit strategy!!! But he won my criminal case even when the odds were against me and I thank him and his associates!!
    - Pfeifer
    “Great Job”
    Zach did a great job representing me. He worked hard to take care of me in my case. If I ever need a lawyer again, I'll definitely give him a call first.
    - Rod
    “Great Attorney”
    Zach is a great attorney. He has represented me twice and both times I got positive results. If you need an attorney call The Meranda Law Firm, he's the best.
    - Frances Benson
    “An Attorney That Will Give You His All!”
    Zach is incredibly professional and will work as hard as he can for you, no matter how big or small your case is. He shows genuine concern and interest in his client and the situation. He is straight forward and honest. Zach was the third attorney on my case and the only one that actually took the time to become familiar with my case. He was not intimidated as my previous attorneys were and his competency resulted in my case ending in a very satisfying outcome.
    - Rylan Burrie

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • What should I do if my child was arrested?
    No parent wants their child to have to go through an ordeal like being arrested. When these situations do occur, it can be difficult to determine what the best course of action would be. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system and so it is important that you have a legal representative who understands the juvenile system and can help you get through this time. Whether your child has been accused of DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are there helping you every step of the way.
  • Can I afford a criminal defense attorney?
    Another question you will have to consider when deciding which defense lawyer to handle your case is whether or not you can afford it. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we want to be able to provide reasonable rates to our clients so that you can get the help you need. In order to give you an idea of how much it will be, we will meet with you in a free consultation and discuss what kind of fees you could expect.
  • How do I appeal my conviction?
    What should you do if you have already been convicted of a crime and have received your sentence? If you believe that justice was not served, your first step should be to contact our firm to see if we could help you appeal your case. Not every attorney takes on appeal cases they can be more complex and time-consuming than other cases. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, however, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients, no matter how difficult the case. If you want us to look over your case, please contact our team as soon as possible.

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