New Jersey Bank Fraud Lawyers Advocate for Clients Charged with Federal Financial Crimes
Have you been arrested and indicted on federal bank fraud charges? Because the government considers bank fraud a serious offense, federal prosecutors vigorously pursue convictions. A conviction can carry serious penalties, including prison time, fines, and restitution, along with the long-term consequences of a criminal record. You need strong legal advocacy from the federal bank fraud defense attorneys of Agre & St. John to protect your rights, reputation, and future.
With seven decades of legal experience, our attorneys have extensive knowledge in criminal law, having worked as prosecutors and defense attorneys. Our background gives us a unique insight into how criminal cases are prepared, allowing us to develop tailored case strategies aimed at securing a favorable outcome for our clients. We strive to help our clients protect rights and interests when facing the federal criminal justice system.
When you’ve been charged with federal bank fraud offenses, you need reputable legal representation that will help you obtain the best possible resolution to your charges. Contact Agre & St. John for a free initial case consultation to speak with our New Jersey bank fraud lawyers about your legal options.
When facing federal charges, trust Agre & St. John's experienced attorneys to mount a vigorous defense and protect your rights in complex federal criminal cases. Call 856-454-8674 or complete our online contact form for a confidential consultation.
What Is Bank Fraud Under Federal Law?
The federal bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. s. 1344, defines the crime as knowingly executing or attempting a scheme or artifice designed to defraud a financial institution or obtain any money or other property owned by or in the custody or control of a financial institution, through the use of false or fraudulent representations, promises, or pretenses. Several other criminal statutes outlaw specific types of bank fraud, such as 18 U.S.C. s. 1006, which covers bank fraud committed by an officer, agent, or employee of any financial institution other than an insured bank, including fraudulent conduct such as deceiving auditors, making false record entries, or issuing any note or obligation with intent to defraud.
Bank fraud under federal law is designed to be a broad law covering a wide range of actions. Examples of conduct or schemes that may lead to federal charges of bank fraud include:
- Hacking and breaching the computer security protocols of any financial institution with the intent to defraud the institution
- Fraudulently accessing other persons’ or businesses’ financial accounts
- Fraudulent use of shell corporations or other legal structures
- Gaining access to bank-held funds or property through fraudulent means
- Credit card fraud
- Check fraud
- Use of false or fraudulently obtained personally identifying information to obtain money or credit from a financial institution
- Using inside information from employment to defraud a financial institution
Depending on the circumstances of a bank fraud offense, a defendant may also be charged with other criminal offenses, such as mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, or tax fraud.
If you’ve been charged with bank fraud, it is critical that you invoke your right to remain silent and insist on speaking with a criminal defense attorney to better understand your rights and the charges you are facing.
Don't face federal charges alone – schedule a confidential consultation with Agre & St. John's skilled defense team to understand your options and build a robust defense strategy.
Why Turn to the Federal Bank Fraud Defense Attorneys of Agre & St. John for Help with Your Case?
The federal government aggressively prosecutes charges of bank fraud. A conviction can carry significant penalties that include prison time, fines, forfeiture of the proceeds of the fraud, and even the obligation to repay defrauded financial institutions for their losses. To minimize the consequences to your reputation and future from an arrest or conviction, you need strong legal representation to fight for your interest. When you choose the New Jersey bank fraud lawyers of Agre & St. John for help, you can expect our legal team to quickly get to work pursuing an effective case strategy on your behalf, including:
- Thoroughly investigating your charges to obtain all available evidence, including useful or exculpatory evidence not found or turned over by the prosecution
- Sitting down with you to explain your charge, possible outcomes, and what to expect during a federal criminal prosecution, and answering your questions throughout your case to empower you to make the best decisions for your interests
- Evaluating your legal options and potentially effective defense strategies
- Testing the prosecution’s case at every available opportunity, including moving to exclude evidence as irrelevant, inadmissible, or unlawfully obtained, or moving to reduce or dismiss your charges for lack of evidence
- Vigorously pursuing a favorable resolution of your case, whether that means negotiating a plea deal when appropriate, or advocating in your defense at trial when you choose to maintain your innocence and fight your charges.=
Contact Our New Jersey Bank Fraud Lawyers for a Free, Confidential Consultation to Discuss Your Legal Options in Your Case
If you’ve been arrested for bank fraud, get legal help to protect your rights and future. Contact Agre & St. John today for a free consultation to learn more about how our federal bank fraud defense attorney can assist you with preparing and pursuing a case strategy aimed at securing a favorable resolution to your charges.