When you are charged with bank fraud or even under investigation, it is critical to take action immediately. At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles bank fraud defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting your legal rights even when faced with serious federal criminal charges. Federal agencies take defrauding a bank which is federally insured very seriously, as do prosecutors, who spare no expense in order to secure the desired result - a conviction. While charges of bank fraud may be prosecuted either at the state or federal level, it is still a very serious offense which will leave you facing serious and life-changing consequences.Los Angeles Bank Fraud Charges
Individuals who are employed at a bank and even those who manage their own financial matters may be accused of defrauding a federally insured banking institution. Those whose careers are in the banking industry often handle substantial amounts of cash and have access to others bank and financial records. However, even the simplest of mistakes such as using an expired check or error on an application for a bank loan may leave you facing allegations of bank fraud. When you are innocent of allegations made against you, it is still possible you may face harsh punishment without the support of a skilled and knowledgeable defense attorney.
At The Justice Firm, our criminal defense lawyers aggressively defend individuals accused of or charged with financial crimes including:
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Loan application fraud
- Writing bad checks
- Wire or mail fraud involving a bank
- Counterfeiting loan documents
We urge you to contact our office today at 310-914-2444 even if you are in the investigative stages of your case.Penalties for Bank Fraud in California
In most cases, bank fraud is a federal crime which means extremely harsh penalties when compared to criminal offenses prosecuted at the state level. If convicted of bank fraud, you may face fines of up to $1,000,000 and prison time of as much as 30 years, depending on the details of your case.
While these penalties may seem severe, individuals who are convicted also face other issues including ruin of their careers and reputations. Having a criminal record severely limits various aspects of your life, including employment opportunities, securing a student or bank loan, and more.Contact The Justice Firm now
Our Los Angeles criminal defense firm was founded for the purpose of providing strong, effective defense to those facing criminal charges. We realize that individuals who are accused of bank fraud literally have everything to lose. We will work diligently in our efforts to thoroughly investigate the charge against you in order to uncover potential weaknesses in the prosecutor's case. We also explore all of your legal options, working with you so that your desired outcome can be reached. Our Los Angeles bank fraud defense lawyers are not intimidated by federal prosecutors, and will vigorously fight for you in court. Contact us immediately at 310-914-2444 for outstanding legal guidance and representation.