Bank Fraud Lawyer on Long Island

Work with a Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

Bank fraud is one example of a non-violent, white collar crime. It is considered a federal offense, and that usually means the penalties can impact your future tremendously. You may feel ashamed at the possibility of a damaged reputation amongst colleagues and friends. It is advised that you seek the legal aid of a Long Island criminal defense attorney to assist you if you have been charged.

What crimes are considered bank fraud?

In order to be convicted of bank fraud, the prosecution must prove that the accused had full intention of defrauding the bank or financial institution or intended to keep any money obtained through fraudulent means.

Some examples of bank fraud crimes that can be committed include:

  • Forging checks
  • Forging or using counterfeit financial documents
  • Falsifying information to obtain a loan or mortgage
  • Wire or online bank fraud (also known as phishing)
  • Mail fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Debit or credit card fraud

Remember that bank fraud is considered a crime on the federal level, which means that the penalties can be drastic. Depending on the particular details of your case, offenses may be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. Some sentences may include jail or prison time, fines, probation, and an even an order to pay restitution to the person or institution that was a victim in the fraud.

Protect Yourself by Hiring The Law Offices of Scott Gross, P.C.

Our firm has been able to handle a wide variety of criminal defense cases. We believe in maintaining open communication with everyone we work with. This is crucial, because for us to work in your best interests, we must understand what your particular needs are. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Scott Gross has had the opportunity to understand the court system and its practices. Using this knowledge in addition to his aggressive defense style has allowed him to gain a proven track record of success.

You can't afford to let bank fraud ruin your future. Give us a call today to start crafting a defense.