Consequences for welfare fraud conviction under PA criminal code

Asked about 6 years ago - Philadelphia, PA

what is the average conviction and penalities for someone with no criminal history for welfare fraud in philadelphia under $20,000

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  1. Brian Zeiger

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . If you can get the amount down to below $2,000, you may be eligible to get ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition). This involves no conviction, no jail time, just a limited amount of probation. If you are not eligible for ARD, you probably still get probation. No judge wants to put anyone in jail for this unless the defendant makes NO EFFORT to pay back the money.

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