I made 5 false claims to and short term disability insurance company and they are investigating it what should I do?
5 attorney answers
The very first thing you should do is to stop confessing to crimes and stop talking to anyone about this matter other than an experienced criminal defense attorney. Do not try to talk or explain your way out of this with the police or the insurance company. Only speak with counsel. This leads me to the second thing you should do immediately after you stop talking and providing information. Find a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney either from her on AVVO or through your county Bar Association.
This information does not create an attorney /client relationship and should not be use or relied upon to make any decision in your case. Only consultation with your own attorney can provide you with the advice you need for your case.
Contact a criminal lawyer immediately. Although you will have to give the money back, you should see a lawyer as soon as possible and let him to advise you as to the best way to return the money.
First, you should hire a criminal attorney as soon as possible. In many states, each false report is a Felony offense. Second, you should return the proceeds to the insurance company immediately. Either email them or contact the adjuster investigating and tell them you understand they contest the claims and you are returning the proceeds. If you have not received any proceeds, then you should withdraw your claims immediately. You should not confess or talk to anyone about the facts, unless they are your attorney. A criminal attorney can help you be proactive in your case without damaging your defenses if the case is ultimately prosecuted. Mitigation the harm is always in your best interest. However, even if you pay the proceeds back, you could possible still face criminal or civil prosecution and it could possibly be used against you as well in a criminal procedure.