Defense Against Federal Bank Fraud Charges
State and federal authorities conduct thorough investigations of potential bank fraud, and often prosecutors accumulate a significant amount of evidence before charges are even issued. If you have been charged with bank fraud — or if you believe you may be under investigation — it is crucial that you contact a white collar criminal defense lawyer to intervene in your case as soon as possible.
The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, represents individuals facing bank fraud charges. Financial institution fraud is aggressively prosecuted in state and federal courts, and if you are suspected of bank fraud in Illinois, Jessica Koester can aggressively defend your rights and freedom.
Types Of Bank Fraud
The term “bank fraud” generally refers to deceptive acts that are meant to unlawfully obtain funds from a bank or other financial institutions. Bank fraud may involve any of the following:
- Accounting fraud
- Theft of identity
- Impersonating a bank account holder
- Forging checks
- Check kiting
- Providing false information on a loan application
- Making empty deposits to an ATM
- Making false statements
- Phishing schemes
In order for the prosecution to secure a federal bank fraud conviction, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knowingly defrauded or attempted to defraud a financial institution that was insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Protecting Your Rights And Future
People from a variety of backgrounds find themselves accused of bank fraud. Whether you are a high-level bank officer, a community banker, a loan officer, a loan applicant or an individual suspected of writing counterfeit checks, do not hesitate to begin mounting a strong criminal defense today.
Every situation is different, but the federal statute allows for up to $1 million in penalties and a prison sentence of up to 30 years for a bank fraud conviction. An experienced bank fraud defense lawyer can listen to your concerns, thoroughly investigate your case and develop a strategy for aggressively defending your rights.
Contact The Law Office Of Jessica Koester, LLC
For a free initial consultation to discuss your case, contact The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, in Edwardsville. The law firm can be reached by phone at 618-307-4192. Evening and weekend appointments are available, and phone calls are returned the same day.