Bank Fraud in Tampa, Florida
What is bank fraud?
If you have been charged with the very serious criminal offense of bank fraud, it is important to clearly understand what your charge is, the penalties you will face if convicted, and possible defense. One of two conditions must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in order for the charge to turn into a conviction. The first is that the defendant knowingly executed a scheme with the purpose of defrauding a bank or a different financial institution. The second is that the defendant knowingly executed a scheme to obtain financial assets that is in the possession of a financial institution.
There is a wide range of criminal conduct that can be prosecuted as bank fraud and multiple counts can even be considered and charged. The types of bank fraud that our firm commonly handles include:
- Altered checks
- Credit card fraud
- Debit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Stolen check fraud
- Gift card fraud
- Fraudulent loans
One count of bank fraud can be prosecuted for each instance of bank fraud. This can be a negative circumstance for the individual charged with the crime because the penalties for just one count are severe. Aggressive criminal defense from Thomas & Paulk is necessary to handle a bank fraud offense if you have been falsely accused. As Tampa criminal defense attorneys, we can review every element of the case and examine the details pertaining to your case. At our firm, we believe that each client deserves a personal assessment because there are unique details that vary from case to case.
Defending Against Bank Fraud Charges
Bank fraud is a complicated white collar crime to handle because the evidence often speaks volumes against the defendant. You can have confidence, however, in the manner that we handle each allegation. Our job if we take on your case will be to prove the investigators wrong without a reasonable doubt. Fraud investigators have been using advanced techniques to detect bank fraud in banking and other financial transactions. These methods are not without flaw and our firm can prove that they have erred if you were falsely accused.
At Thomas & Paulk, we represent clients who have been caught by government investigations of bank fraud. If you are currently under investigation, it is essential to retain the legal service of a Tampa bank fraud attorney from our firm. Our primary goal is to prevent prosecution that is done in a wrong or unjust manner. If charges have been filed, our firm can analyze the facts to develop a strong defense to challenge the evidence against you. Contact our firm if you or a loved one is under investigation for a charge that was not committed. We can protect your rights, so call at once!