Military Fraud Crimes

Criminal Defense from Our Military Attorney

A service member may commit fraud in a number of ways and may face varied penalties under court-martial. Fraud itself is the act or attempt of using deceit to take another’s property, money or services. Misrepresentation is another form of fraud, wherein the perpetrator deceives the victim into believing something is true. Whether or not the attempt or scheme to commit fraud is successful, the attempt alone may be enough to result in charges and even a conviction.

Have you been accused of fraud? Are you now facing court-martial or administrative discharge? Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. may be able to help. With over 20 years of experience in military law and as a former lieutenant colonel in the Marines, attorney Guy Womack has the necessary understanding of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). With the firm’s competent legal team at your side, you will have the dedicated representation and personal service you deserve.

UCMJ Fraud Charges

Examples of fraud crimes under the Uniform Code of Military Justice include:

  • Making a false or fraudulent claim
  • Presenting for approval or payment a fraudulent claim
  • Making or using a false writing or other paper in connection with a claim (including counterfeiting)
  • False oath
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent enlistment or appointment
  • Fraudulent separation
  • Fraud against the U.S. government

Consult a Military Criminal Defense Lawyer

Fraud charges involve the intent of the accused, as he or she would need to know that the information provided was false, forged or fraudulent. A court-martial conviction for fraud may result in confinement, dishonorable discharge and a number of other serious penalties, depending upon the particular case. Generally speaking, fraud against the government is one of the most serious forms of fraud charges that a service member may face, but any conviction of this kind may be extremely serious.

Contact Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. today to discuss your fraud charges and how a military attorney can help.