San Antonio Bank Fraud Lawyer
Explanation of Bank Fraud
Bank fraud can be charged in a wide variety of scenarios. The defendant
may be accused of hiding assets in offshore accounts or of engaging in
money laundering in order to hide the transfer of funds obtained through
drug trafficking. It may be a small scale activity such as knowingly entering false information
on a loan application, forging checks or writing bad checks. Bank fraud is a
white collar crime that is charged as a
federal offense. United States Code Title 18 §1344, "Bank Fraud" states
that the crime occurs when one knowingly executes or attempts to execute,
a scheme or artifice for one of the following purposes:
- Defrauding a financial institution
- Obtaining any of the moneys, funds, credits, assets, securities or other
property owned by, or under the custody or control of, a bank by any means
of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises
bank fraud consists of attempting to cheat the bank in order to obtain
money that is not yours. In some cases, it is part of a large-scale and highly organized criminal
activity, while in others it is a single person who has made an honest
mistake. Whatever the circumstances of the case, it is vitally important
to hire a San Antonio
criminal defense lawyer to represent you with the authorities and to fight to defend you
against the consequences you face. A conviction for this felony offense
is punishable by a sentence of up to $1 million in fines and 30 years
in federal prison.
San Antonio Defense Against Bank Fraud Charges
The key to successfully defending against bank fraud charges is to retain
legal representation immediately after you learn that you are under suspicion.
Investigations for bank fraud and similar crimes often take a considerable
amount of time before an arrest and filing of charges, if you hire an
attorney during this period, he or she may be able to handle the situation
without any further complication. The lawyer might be able to have the
investigation dropped, or may be able to negotiate with law enforcement
for a reduction in charges and a plea bargain which avoids imprisonment.
If you or a loved one has been arrested, you cannot afford any delay in
getting an attorney involved.
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