Federal Bank Fraud Defense Lawyers
Few areas are more regulated by federal authorities than banking. Federal agencies constantly monitor financial institutions and those doing business with them for violations of federal banking laws and regulations. If you have been arrested for bank fraud, you will need a skilled federal criminal defense law firm to ensure you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side. Whether you are innocent of the crime or were driven by desperation during this tough financial time, the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A., is here for you!
You Need A Dedicated Criminal Defense Law Firm With Years Of Experience On Your Side – (305) 330-3905
We know that the penalties associated with a bank fraud conviction could impact you greatly for the rest of your life. We have handled more than 600 cases related to nearly every type of federal crime imaginable, and our lawyers have earned an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell*, and recognized by Top 100 Trial Lawyers. With extensive trial experience and professional skill, the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A., is the criminal defense law firm to trust when you need legal help.
Expert Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Who Know How To Defend Bank Fraud
At our firm, not only are you presumed innocent, but we know how to create a compelling defense in your favor, discredit the allegations against you, and challenge the prosecution.
Title 18, Section 1344, of the United States Code defines bank fraud as knowingly committing or attempting to commit a scheme that results in the following:
- Defrauding a financial institution
- Obtaining money, funds, credits, assets, securities, or any other property owned by the financial institution through false pretenses, representations, or promises
18 USC Sec. 1344 states that:
Whoever knowingly executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice –
(1) to defraud a financial institution; or
(2) to obtain any of the moneys, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by, or under the custody or control of, a financial institution, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises; shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.
You Can’t Afford the Potential Penalties
Committing a bank fraud crime will warrant certain federal prosecution on behalf of the United States government.
Common examples of bank fraud include:
- Falsified loan applications
- Forgery of checks
- Failure to disclose information on bank documents
- Electronic fraud
- Identity theft
- Internet theft
Explore the Facts with the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A.!
Our approach is simple. From the moment you come to our firm, we’ll explore the facts and determine which defense can yield the best possible result. At the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A., we know you can’t afford the penalties, so we’ll do everything we can to help clear your name or reduce the charges and penalties you may face.
When you contact our firm, you will personally work with lead attorney Paul D. Petruzzi. Discuss your case in confidence with us. As a lawyer who has been selected to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and working with a team of collaborative and educated staff members, you can rest assured that your defense is in the right hands.
We offer reasonable and flexible payment arrangements, so you have nothing to lose but time. Call our skilled bank fraud attorneys now!
Dedicated Federal Criminal Defense – Get The Help You Need To Stand Firm Against Bank Fraud Charges
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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