Serious Defense In Florida For Serious Charges
Bank fraud can be charged when a party knowingly defrauds or attempts to defraud a financial institution or obtains money, funds, credits, assets, securities or other property owned by or under the control of a financial institution. Under 18 U.S.C. Section 1344, the penalties for conviction can include a prison sentence of up to 30 years and/or a fine up to $100,000.
Check fraud can be covered by a number of statutes, including 18 U.S.C. Section 1344. Bank and check fraud may be prosecuted as state and federal crimes, and they may be investigated by local authorities, the FBI and the Secret Service. If you have been charged or think you may be charged, contact an attorney immediately. At O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, we are experienced with state and federal criminal defense. No matter how serious the charges, our Tampa check fraud lawyers can represent you or your business.
Offenses Related To Check And Bank Fraud
Check and bank fraud charges can cover a range of offenses and be associated with numerous other crimes such as:
- Writing bad checks
- Check kiting
- Mail and wire fraud
- Falsifying loan applications
- Business fraud
- Identity theft
To be considered bank fraud, the charges must constitute an intentional scheme to defraud. Sometimes an error can be misinterpreted as intentional fraud. We can work to prove that there was no scheme to defraud and to mitigate any damages.
We represent individuals, corporations, financial institution officers and employees, loan applicants and other parties charged with check or bank fraud. Our firm provides aggressive defense against all state and federal charges.
Our case results include achieving a dismissal of a case before charges were filed for obtaining property for a worthless check. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can begin protecting your rights.