Orange County Bank Fraud Lawyers
What You Need To Know About Bank Fraud Accusations
Accusations of bank fraud are very serious and conviction could send you to federal prison for decades. If you are currently facing charges of bank fraud, do not delay in contacting a white collar defense attorney in Orange County. At Law Office of Michael L. Guisti, we have defended numerous clients against this charge and are ready to begin working for your defense.
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What is Bank Fraud in Orange County?
According to U.S.C. 18 Part I, Chapter 63 § 1344, bank fraud is a federal crime that has implications far more severe than a state offense. The charge involves allegedly defrauding a bank for the defendant's personal gain. This can involve anything from false pretenses to fraudulent representations to empty promises. In order to prove guilt in a question of bank fraud, the prosecution will need to show that you:
- Knowingly executed or attempted to execute a scheme or artifice to defraud
- Did indeed defraud or attempt to defraud the bank
- Used a material misrepresentation or concealment of a material fact as part of the scheme or attempted scheme
Lastly, the bank that was allegedly the victim of fraud must be insured or chartered by the FDIC in order for the federal charge to be valid. There are several different scenarios that could lead to arrest and indictment for bank fraud, including:
What is at Stake in the Case?
If convicted, the accused could face up to 30 years in a federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million, depending on the circumstances of the case. Because of the complexities of this area of law which is why it's so important to contact our Orange County federal crimes defense lawyer. Local law enforcement is joined by the FBI and other federal agencies on cases of federal crimes but having an able defense attorney means that your case will be prepared as well as possible.
Contact Law Office of Michael L. Guisti at (714) 530-9690 today to begin working on your defense case with our experienced OC criminal attorneys.
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Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.