Working in the financial industry means working with data, numbers, transactions, transfers, dealings and many other complex matters. Even the smallest error can result in an investigation and even criminal charges. If you are under investigation or have already been charged with bank fraud, now is the time to seek sophisticated and skilled white collar crime defense.
Seek Quality Bank Fraud Defense Immediately
As a professional, there is more than just fines and jail time at stake. Your reputation, future career and relationships are in jeopardy as well and must be protected. At the law firm of Christopher B. Harmon we have successfully defended corporate clients and executive-level individuals who have faced bank fraud and many other types of white collar criminal charges. We understand what is at stake and are dedicated to aggressively and intelligently defending you.
The sooner you contact us to discuss your bank fraud case, the more likely we can seek to reduce or dismiss charges. Early intervention is key in almost all bank fraud cases. Schedule a free initial consultation today with one of our Riverside bank fraud attorneys.
Internet and Bank Fraud Charges
These days, almost all transactions are done via the Internet. This can increase the complexity of your bank fraud cause. Fortunately, Chris Harmon has years of criminal law experience. We know what to look for in Internet bank fraud cases and can work with experts and computer consultants to help defend your case. We fiercely protect the rights of our clients and prepare for every case as if it is going to trial.
Bank fraud charges involve:
- Check fraud/forgery
- Counterfeit checks
- Identity fraud/identity theft
- Wire fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Money laundering
- Investment fraud
- Internet fraud
Federal Statute Governing Bank Fraud
Criminal penalties for bank fraud are severe. You can be fined up to $1,000,000 and face 30 years in jail. U.S. federal law 18 U.S.C. § 1344 governs bank fraud:
“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.”
Contact Us for Experienced Inland Empire Lending Fraud Lawyers
If you have been charged with bank fraud in San Bernardino or Riverside County or throughout Southern California, our experienced and highly-skilled criminal defense attorneys work hard to ensure that your rights are protected and that the strongest defense strategy is presented, whether it’s negotiating with the prosecutor or proceeding to trial. Contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation at Harmon & Harmon. Call .