Bank fraud is a serious crime. If you get arrested on such charges, you need to hire a highly competent bank fraud lawyer.
Federal law enforcement agencies do not take the United States Code violations lightly and they often seek maximum penalties for offenders. If they find probable cause, they will aggressively investigate you even without you knowing. Bank fraud convictions can result in hefty fines and long prison sentences.
If you have already been charged with bank fraud or are being investigated for a similar crime anywhere in Florida, let our veteran white collar criminal defense attorney represent you. Our location covers all U.S. District Courts of Florida and may even provide legal services in other states on a case by case basis.
When Do You Need a Bank Fraud Lawyer?
Bank fraud is defined in Title 18 of the U.S. Code under Section 1344. If you have used illegal means to obtain money or other valuable assets from a financial institution or obtained money from people by posing as a financial institution, then you could be charged with the criminal offense of bank fraud.
In the U.S., bank fraud applies to individuals who deliberately execute or attempt to execute one of two things:
1) defraud a financial institution, or
2) acquire money, assets, credits, securities, or property from a financial institution based on false information or promises.
You need to call our white collar criminal defense attorney if you have committed the following crimes:
- Stole checks from the post office, mailbox stores, tax authorities, or corporate payroll companies,
- Forged or altered checks,
- Accounting fraud,
- Taken out fraudulent loans and immediately filed for bankruptcy,
- Fraudulent loan applications using false identities to get approved,
- Forged loan application information, or
- Impersonated a bank or other financial institution by setting up fake companies or creating websites (Internet fraud) in order to lure people into depositing money.
How a White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help with Your Federal Criminal Defense
The penalties for bank fraud often depend on the amount of money obtained, whether the crime was committed against a protected class of person, and whether the fraud is classified as a state or federal crime.
Because bank deposits are protected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), bank fraud is almost always charged as a federal crime.
The FDIC laws and regulations state that anyone who “knowingly executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme to: 1) defraud a financial institution, and 2) obtain any money, fund, credit, asset, security or other property owned by a financial institution by means of false or fraudulent pretense or representation could face a fine of up to $1 million and/or imprisonment of up to 30 years.”
Bank fraud cases can be filed on both federal and state court. Proceedings can be lengthy and complex. Our white collar criminal defense attorney can help build a successful defense by first ensuring that your rights against illegal searches and self-incrimination are protected.
Contact an Experienced and Trusted Bank Fraud Lawyer Today
If you are accused of bank fraud in Florida, it is imperative that you contact a seasoned bank fraud lawyer from Piotrowski Law who is capable of defending you against federal white collar crimes — before it is too late.
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(Jan 15, 2013) I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Chad when we were both supervising attorneys within the Domestic Violence Unit at the State Attorney’s Office here in Miami-Dade County. We successfully tried numerous jury trials together, and I always look forward to the opportunity of working with him again on any matter. Chad is a phenomenal attorney whose training, experience, intelligence and trial skills are only matched by his commitment to excellence. He is very trustworthy, hard working, and always uses his experience to get positive results for his clients without fail. As such, Chad’s stellar reputation amongst the legal community is very well deserved.
– Robin Pimentel (Worked together on matter)
I have known Chad as both a dedicated prosecutor as well as an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who regularly achieves well beyond his clients’ expectations.
– Thomas Mote (Fellow lawyer in community)
(Feb 7, 2013) Mr. Piotrowski is a highly skilled lawyer. He has an outstanding reputation with the judges. I endorse this lawyer!
– Frank Gaviria (Fellow lawyer in community)
(Jan 8, 2018) When i first contacted through email i was suprised and impressed that he was willing to call me to discuss the case at 10pm. He was honest and real reasonable priced and didnt use agressive sales and fear tactics like other lawyers use. He treated me fairly and not like a criminal. Was falsely arrested by miami dade narc cops for preworkout supplement that they claimed was opoids and 100% cbd hemp oil that they claimed is thc oil. Chad was agressive and moved quickly got this case dismised at the araignment for a reasonable price.
– Doug (Case dismissed at araignment)
(Oct 26, 2017) I called Chad on a weekend for a free consult, he was at the park with his family, he was hired on the spot as we spoke. We researched him online extensively, read reviews etc. During the months of anxiety, Chad would call/text to explain anything or address concerns and try to calm my nerves. He doesn’t act/talk strict & binding. He’s very hands-on, experienced, knows his work, 110% trustworthy, very out-going, straight-forward tells you as it is, crack jokes, and actually keeps in communication, which is very important, because being informed helps you to understand everything as you go along. So, here you have a lawyer who is not only good at law but is a people’s person, not like some unpleasant, overpriced ones out there. We recommend Chad to ANYONE. If you’re in doubt or worried about something, trust HIM! He was also very affordable and had a very convenient payment plan. CASE DISMISSED.
(Jan 8, 2017) Chad is an excellent attorney. As a working parent I was not able to be at court to support my daughter while going through criminal charges. Chad was there every single time supporting my daughter by keeping her informed, by contacting her previous attorneys from out of State to reduce her case from criminal to civil. There are no words I can ever express to convey my gratitude.
Thank you Chad
(Jan 6, 2016) I had three trumped up felony charges over something that should have been a police warning at most and the prosecution really, really wanted to pin on me.
Chad went above and beyond both in how he treated me and how he handled the case. My life isn’t ruined right now because of him. He got everything DISMISSED while every other attorney i spoke to were happy to take whatever offer they were given, still leaving me with a ruined record.
Chad, thank you, hiring you was the best decision I’ve ever made.
(Dec 4, 2013) Chad was fantastic. I had a felony case, and as my first offense, I was scared and confused on the entire process. I am glad I choose Chad to represent me, after speaking with so many lawyers. He was honest and detailed from the beginning. He got my case dismissed.
If you need a lawyer in Miami I suggest you go with Chad Piotrowski. He was very adamant about beating my case. He put in maximum effort into my case. He mad me feel comfortable and confident the entire way throughout my case. In the end he fought to get me the very possible outcome. I would definitely retain his services again and recommend him to friends and family. Thank you Chad.
– Julian Sanchez
Mr. Piotrowski is very professional. Mr. Piotrowski represented my nephew and we couldn’t ask for a better attorney. There was never a call not answered, emails and text messages were always answered.
I would refer anyone to mr. Piotrowski I would trust him with anyone in my family. If you need an attorney I guarantee Mr. Piotrowski is the one!!!
Thank you again!!
– Salazar & Moreno Family
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