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If you've been charged with Insurance Fraud, give Justin Sparks and his team of Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys a call today!

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Insurance fraud in the Dallas/Fort Worth area occurs when someone makes a false material statement or reports false information to an insurance company, submits a false application for insurance, or obtains money from filing a false claim with an insurance company. There are several different types of insurance fraud:

  • Property claim fraud occurs when someone falsely claims that personal property was lost or stolen in a burglary, or sets fire to a building to collect insurance benefits, or exaggerates the amount of property damaged in a loss.

  • Automobile claim fraud is where someone claims that the vehicle damage was worse than it really was, or stages an automobile accident.

  • Healthcare claim fraud happens if someone claims to have a false injury to obtain payments or prescription medication, or when a health care provider submits claims to an insurance company for procedures that were not really performed. (The charge is slightly different if the patient is on medicare/medicaid.)

  • Workers compensation claim fraud is where someone tries to receive benefits from work via a faked injury.

  • Life insurance fraud occurs when someone tries to collect life insurance by faking someone’s death.


In order for charges to become a conviction, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you acted with intent to deceive the insurance company. You may have made an honest mistake without an intent to defraud–this can be a defense to insurance fraud. Your ability to defend against insurance fraud charges depend on the facts of your case and having a defense lawyer who will put the time and research into investigating them.

Justin was my lawyer for a case I had with Tarrant County. He was very responsive, professional, and helped us sooo much! I ended up having everything dismissed. Definitely highly recommend!

- Payton R.

I cannot say enough good things about this law firm! They took care of me and immediately started working my case. They knew exactly what to do as soon as I told them my story.

- Alana B.

Insurance Agent


The penalty for insurance fraud is determined by the amount of the false claim. If the false claim is less than $2500, it is a misdemeanor with a punishment range of up to one year in jail and up to a fine of up to $4000. For false claims of $2500 or more, it is a felony offense with penalties ranging from 180 days in state jail to 99 years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000.

The consequences that face an individual convicted of insurance fraud can affect their professional, social, and residential life. With an experienced fraud attorney, your case may result in a more positive outcome such as dismissal, reduction of offense, or deferred adjudication.


If contacted about insurance fraud, consult a qualified attorney before interacting with law enforcement. Justin Sparks has been successfully defending clients and protecting their rights for over ten years. Contact criminal defense lawyer Justin Sparks for a free consultation.

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