Bank Fraud Attorney and Wire Fraud Attorney
Wire & Bank Fraud Charges
Bank fraud is a white collar crime and is a term that may be applied to other types of white collar crimes such as credit card fraud, wire fraud, embezzlement, and mortgage fraud. Passing bad checks, kiting checks and falsifying loan documents are also forms of bank fraud. If you or a loved one has been charged with bank fraud or any other white collar crime you should immediately contact a Houston white collar crime attorney to discuss your case.
The penalties that will be imposed upon a conviction are severe, and depending upon the evidence in the case and the degree of financial loss in the case, can lead to decades in federal prison as well as tens of thousands of dollars in fines, loss of property and other repercussions. Early involvement in the case, before formal charges or immediately after an arrest is vital in any federal crime defense, and we urge you to contact us at once if you are accused of this serious federal crime.
Facing bank fraud charges?
Individuals accused of committing bank fraud or any other white collar crime in the Houston area should immediately contact a white collar crime defense lawyer from Chernoff Law to seek legal advice and secure aggressive representation. Your consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney from our firm should take place immediately after your arrest, or if you become aware of being under investigation.
Our firm has an extensive history of successfully defending clients against white collar crimes charges and one of our partners is board certified in criminal defense. Contact our firm today for a comprehensive review of your case if you or a loved one has been accused committing bank fraud or any form of white collar crime in the Houston area.
Faulty Financial Gain
Seemingly, there is hardly a simpler crime than bank fraud, wire or mail fraud. If someone defrauds(i.e. lies), attempts to execute a scheme to defraud, or obtains money by false or fraudulent pretenses(i.e. lies) he has committed a crime. If he does this to a financial institution or by mail, telephone, internet or some other electronic means, he can be prosecuted by the federal government. 18 U.S.C § 1343, 1344.
That doesn’t tell the whole story, of course. The alleged schemes can be quite complicated and if more than one person is alleged to be involved in the scheme, the government often prosecutes the crime as a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail or wire fraud. Most of the time the indictment contains numerous counts alleging every conceivable way of proving the bank fraud, including conspiracy, attempt, aiding and abetting and tax evasion.
We have defended a load of federal bank fraud cases, including mortgage fraud, and no matter how complex, they all seem to be controlled by one basic investigatory rule: Follow The Money. Documents always tell the truth, but documents can be interpreted, analyzed and put into context. Sometimes the only thing that connects an individual to the voluminous documents that make up the alleged fraud is one signature. But trust the FBI to float down the river of money when determining who is at fault.
Federal Government Investigations Require Fraud Lawyers
Sometimes the innocent get caught up in the FBI’s net. After all, not everyone who makes money from a transaction is aware of deceit; think of the number of interrelated people involved in a real estate deal. Sometimes trusting individuals are aware of the deceit, but haven’t a clue about the extent and severity of the scheme. If he is going to limit his client’s exposure, Defense counsel must be thoroughly prepared and knowledgeable about the intricacies of the case. Most of the time this means a working knowledge of thousands of financial documents.
It’s a simple crime, but a person accused of federal fraud will not be involved in a simple case. Experienced counsel is a must. This is no place for the novice. If you are being investigated call Chernoff Law to speak to our experienced fraud lawyers.