Los Angeles Federal Attorney
Beverly Hills Bank Fraud Defense Lawyer
Bank fraud is a Federal Crime prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office in Federal Court. These criminal charges may be punishable by up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $1,000,000. These harsh penalties show the seriousness of an accusation of bank fraud or being a subject of an investigation regarding this crime.
Los Angeles Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert M. Bernstein has the knowledge and the experience which is necessary to successfully defend an individual who is facing bank fraud charges. He is familiar with the Federal criminal process and with defending complex fraud crime charges in particular - which allows Attorney Bernstein to provide each of his clients with the highest quality criminal defense representation.
Bank fraud may include other charges as well, particularly such fraud crime charges as mail fraud or wire fraud - when these means are utilized in defrauding or attempting to defraud a bank. Even if you are innocent of the charges, making a false statement to a Federal Investigator during the investigation is a separate crime in and of itself. Actions involved in bank fraud may include:
- Loan fraud
- Making false statements
- Falsifying loan documents or financial documents
- Forging checks
- Other financial crimes involving a federally insured bank
Defrauding or attempting to defraud a federally insured bank is a serious federal offense. Bank fraud may occur in relation to a wire fraud or mail fraud scheme as well as other offenses such as counterfeiting, mortgage fraud, check fraud and even identity theft.
Robert M. Bernstein is an experienced Los Angeles federal defense lawyer who has been defending the rights of clients facing federal charges for many years. As a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Bernstein truly understands how serious the situation is for an individual who has been accused of or charged with bank fraud or a related offense.
Loan Fraud | Mortgage Fraud | Mortgage Loan Fraud
Loan fraud or mortgage fraud, occurs when an individual intentionally misrepresents or falsifies information in a loan application for a mortgage or any type of bank loan. The prosecution must show that the defendant did so with the intent that the lender would rely on this fraudulent information to approve the loan. Anyone seeking a loan such as a homeowner, buyer, seller, broker, real estate agent or lender may be charged with loan fraud. Most importantly, the loan does not need to be funded for a person to be charged with this criminal offense.
Consult a Los Angeles Federal Lawyer and Protect Your Freedom!
A bank / loan fraud conviction may result in a prison sentence of up to 30 years as well as fines of up to $1,000,000. In the face of these severe penalties, working with an aggressive, experienced Los Angeles fraud defense attorney will be a defendant’s best option. In fact, even when an individual is simply under investigation or is wanted for questioning for bank or loan fraud, it is essential to consult a lawyer before talking to federal agents. Making a false statement to a federal agent is a separate crime in and of itself, regardless of the underlying investigation.
The Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein are located in Beverly Hills, California, and the firm handles cases throughout Los Angeles County and the entire state of California. Federal defense attorney Robert Bernstein offers a free, confidential consultation in order to discuss your case.
Los Angeles Bank / Loan Fraud Lawyer Robert M. Bernstein
Even attempting to commit bank or loan fraud and conspiring to commit bank fraud are serious crimes. In fact, attempting to defraud a bank, even when the attempt is unsuccessful may result in a bank or loan fraud charge and serious penalties.
Contact Los Angeles bank fraud defense attorney Robert M. Bernstein today!