Bank fraud is federal offense that involves defrauding a financial institution or by obtaining money, credit, securities or other assets from a financial institution under false pretenses. It can be done in a number of ways, and in large or small scale monetary amounts. Customers can defraud banks through acts such as the use of a false identity or someone who works for the bank could commit bank fraud by entering a false record or removing a valid record without authorization.
Consequences for Bank Fraud
The punishments for bank fraud are severe. A false representation of bank records by an employee could result in up to 30 years imprisonment and up to $1,000,000 in fines. Some crimes of bank fraud have less harsh punishments, but regardless of the crime it will leave you with a permanent criminal record. This will limit future employment opportunities as well as create other limitations such as credit applications. When faced with charges of fraud, you should get the best criminal defense possible to maximize the chances of getting your case dismissed.
The Importance of Solid, Early Legal Intervention
A criminal defense attorney can begin to help as soon as you are suspected for bank fraud. Once the federal agencies begin to pry into your life – both personal and business – you need a criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and liberties. By limiting their power during an investigation, you increase your chances of avoiding a conviction for bank fraud. Your defense attorney will also guide you through the criminal process, helping you make difficult decisions and letting you know where your case stands.
We Can Help
Our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to defend our clients against any charges of bank fraud. We will devote all of the firm’s resources to protecting your rights. Our criminal attorneys have experience in both federal and state courts and can provide a full defense against bank fraud or related charges no matter what law enforcement agencies or powers of prosecution have been brought against you. Bank fraud can become very complex when it deals with large financial institutions and their financial activities. Our criminal defense team is ready to devote the resources necessary to successfully defend against complex cases of fraud. If you or a loved one are under investigation or have been charged with bank fraud, Contact our criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible to arrange a consultation.