Arrested for Bank Fraud?
Talk to an Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub has more than 55 years of experience defending individuals who have been accused of crimes that carry heavy consequences. Bank fraud, in particular, is a federal crime or white collar crime that may be heavily punished. A person could face as much as 30 years' imprisonment and a fine that could cost nearly $1, 000, 000.
If you are facing this crime, you need a knowledgeable Atlanta criminal defense attorney behind you as soon as possible to successfully protect your rights and defend you from the charges. Because our lead our attorney, Howard J. Weintraub, has worked as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, he knows exactly how to handle these types of cases.
Do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. for a consultation!
How Bank Fraud Can Happen
Every person relies on banks to hold their money safely. Some people even have several bank accounts, at brick-and-mortar banks and online banks. Unfortunately, no matter where one banks, he or she could be left vulnerable to fraud. We want to believe that banks will do everything in their power to protect those interests. Bank fraud has especially become more prevalent in the years after the 2008 recession, where the incidence of mortgage and bank fraud rose dramatically.
Bank fraud comprises a wide range of illegal activity, such as:
- Loan fraud
- Forging checks
- Check kiting
- Making false statements on loans
- Falsifying mortgage documents
Another surprising component that comprises many bank fraud cases is that those who are accused may not be typically the hardboiled criminals with a long track record. Rather, they may be the average person, who has no idea that they have written a bad check or cashed a check that was written fraudulently or belongs to someone else.
Charged? Consult with an Atlanta attorney!
Our team is here to defend you, no matter how serious the charges you may be facing and how much of an uphill climb it may be. Bank fraud can occur for any number of reasons, but can also happen because the individual is unaware that they have committed a crime. We have been assisting others since 1985, and there is no fight too small or too large for us to handle.