When You Have Been Charged With Bank Fraud
Charges of bank fraud are serious, and you could be facing other charges alongside them that only add to the penalties you face. You need to be sure that you can rely on your attorney to build a defense that will protect your rights. Not only does your attorney need to have the skill to navigate these highly detailed cases, they need to have the tenacity to present the facts of your case in court.
At Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, we have years of criminal defense experience. Our Long Island attorneys have fought for our clients’ rights in and out of court, and we have defended clients in state and federal courts across the United States. If you are facing charges of fraud, we will be aggressive in defending you and working to create the best possible results for your case.
What Constitutes Bank Fraud?
Bank fraud – defined as the use of fraud to obtain property including money and other assets held by a financial institution – can come in a variety of different forms. These include:
- Overestimating the value of real estate during appraisal
- Fraudulent loan applications
- Empty deposit envelopes left in ATMs
- Duplication of credit card information
- Forged documents
Bank fraud is also a crime that could be tried on the state or federal level, and the punishments you could receive for a guilty verdict can be severe. On the federal level, you could face penalties that include decades of imprisonment, thousands of dollars in fines or potentially both.
Because the forms this crime can take are broad, building a case using the particulars of the charges is essential. This can require an attorney that has experience in navigating complex financial transactions and using the details of your case to fight back against these charges.
Begin Building Your Defense Today
Bank fraud charges are serious, but your attorney can help you protect your rights and your freedom. To begin a conversation with an experienced trial attorney, call 212-349-9000 or contact us online today.