Defending Florida Residents Charged With Bank Fraud
If you or a loved one has been charged with bank fraud, you are facing a very serious federal offense and should speak to a Florida bank fraud attorney at our firm as soon as possible.
At the law offices of Jansen & Davis, P.A., our bank fraud lawyers provide aggressive representation to individuals facing federal charges of bank fraud in Florida. If you have been accused of defrauding or attempting to defraud a bank or financial institution, an attorney from our firm may be able to help you.
What Is Bank Fraud?
Bank fraud is the criminal offense of knowingly executing, or attempting to execute, a scheme or artifice to defraud a financial institution, or to obtain property owned by or under the control of a financial institution, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises.
Bank Fraud Penalties
Punishable by up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $1,000,000, bank fraud is a commonly occurring federal offense in Florida and throughout the United States.
Bank fraud involves a number of criminal activities, including the following:
- Making false statements
- Loan fraud
- Mail fraud
- Wire fraud
- Forging checks
- Falsifying loan documents or financial documents
Proven Bank Fraud Lawyers Serving Tallahassee
No matter what the circumstances are of your federal offense, it is best to speak with a bank fraud attorney before you say anything to an investigator or police officer. It is true that anything you say can and will be held against you, so we urge you to exercise your right to remain silent until you have secured representation from a Florida federal criminal defense attorney.
Your lawyer will carefully examine all the evidence in your case in an effort to find a defense to your charges. If there is too much evidence against you, and conviction cannot be avoided, it is still very helpful to have an attorney who will negotiate a lesser sentence on your behalf.