Palm Beach County White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bank fraud (defrauding a federally insured bank) is a serious federal crime that can include penalties of 30 years in state prison and fines of up to $1,000,000. Federal agencies often conduct extensive investigations to uncover and gather evidence of bank fraud and other financial crimes and will utilize federal prosecutors to try these cases in court, where they will pursue the maximum penalties.
The bank fraud defense attorneys at Whittel & Melton are former prosecutors who have the experience to aggressively defend a bank fraud charge in Federal Court. We understand the other side of a federal charge and use this specialized knowledge to our clients' advantage in court. Aggressive negotiation and litigation techniques enable our attorneys to obtain favorable outcomes for our clients charged with white-collar crimes.Bank Fraud and Financial Crimes
Falsifying loan documents, forging letters of credit, forging checks, loan fraud and other financial crimes all qualify as bank fraud. If you have been charged with bank fraud, you will likely face additional charges as well, such as wire fraud or mail fraud. Many times, AUSAs will aggressively prosecute these crimes and seek the maximum penalties, including a prison sentence.
In addition, you may also be subject to a civil lawsuit if the financial institution seeks to recover the financial losses they have suffered as a result of bank fraud.
By working with a Boca Raton bank fraud defense attorney at our firm, you are putting yourself in a position to effectively fight a 30-year prison sentence and the enormous fines associated with these charges. We consult with financial experts and investigators to leave no stone unturned in building the strongest possible defense for our clients. Many times, we are able to keep our clients from being charged, are able to present the prosecution with evidence that mitigates the charge to a lesser charge, or are able to get a case dismissed completely.
Regardless of the specific charges you may face, by working with a capable defense lawyers at Whittel & Melton you will be on an even playing field with federal prosecutors and their vast resources and government backing.
Call us today to discuss your options.
Local: (561) 367-8777 or statewide, toll free: (866) 608-5529.
Our experienced Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys are ready to consult, defend and vindicate clients charged with federal crimes throughout Palm Beach County, including: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.