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Fraud: Bank Fraud

Miami Bank Fraud Criminal Lawyers The Miami criminal defense attorneys at DMT has years of experience defending Miami bank fraud cases. If you or someone you are being investigated for or have been arrested for bank fraud in Florida, immediately seek the assistance from a criminal defense lawyer to represent your interests. Bank fraud is a federal offense that has a occurred when an individual endeavors to fraudulently obtain money or property from a federally insured lending institution. The most common occurrences of bank fraud include check fraud, credit card fraud, accounting fraud, fraudulent loans, forgery and impersonation (otherwise known as identity theft).

The federal legislature passed the Bank Fraud Statute which criminalizes check kiting, check forging, providing false information on loan applications, illegal use of ATM machines, credit card theft, identity theft and the conversion of funds and property. To prove the offense of Bank Fraud, government prosecutors must prove that a defendant intentionally and knowingly executed a scheme to defraud a financial institution or that a defendant obtained money, funds, assets or property owned or under the control of a financial lending institution by means of false pretenses.

Bank fraud is considered a white collar crime with bank insiders such as officers and directors, as well as to individuals operating outside the banking industry that use illegal means to obtain money, assets or other tangible property owned by banking institutions. Property that is subject to bank fraud includes fraudulently and illegally obtaining money, securities, loans, credit and other assets. The Federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, IRS, Secret Service and SEC investigate bank fraud cases, while the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecutes bank fraud cases. Examples of other charges that bank personnel or outsiders can also be charged with in conjunction with bank fraud include the following: The bank fraud statute provides the federal government with yet another tool to prosecute cases. If an individual is convicted of bank fraud, an individual can be sentenced up to 30 years and receive a $1 million dollar fine. Bank fraud cases are highly complex and prosecuted by the most experienced and skilled government attorneys. Due to the complex nature of these types of cases, if you are being investigating or charged with bank fraud, it is essential that you speak with a Miami criminal lawyer at DMT who has years of experience in defending these types of cases.

If you are under investigation for, or have been arrested and charged with bank fraud, contact the Miami criminal lawyers at DMT. An experienced criminal attorney is available every day of the year, 24 hours a day to speak with you regarding your situation. Allow us the opportunity to help protect your rights and defend you case and you will not be disappointed. You can call our office at (305) 340-2197 or reach us by completing the form on our contact page or by sending an e-mail.