Bank fraud is considered a serious crime in New Hampshire. If you find yourself facing this charge, you face some harsh penalties.
That’s why your first move after your arrest should be contacting Michael Anzalone at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire. You will need a criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in either state or federal laws concerning bank fraud, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Since bank fraud is typically a federal crime, prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, you’ll need a defense lawyer who is knowledgeable in the federal system.
The first thing he would want you to know is that you should never speak with a lawyer before you talk to law enforcement officers or detectives about your case. Remember that anything you say can harm your case. For this, and many other reasons, you will find that when you hire Michael Anzalone, your best interests are a top priority.What is This Charge I’m Facing?
In simplistic legal terms, bank fraud is either defrauding a bank or scheming to defraud a financial institution. This means that if you tried to obtain funds, credits, assets, securities or any funds or property either owned by or under the control of a financial institution, you could be facing a bank fraud charge.
There are any number of ways you can attempt to defraud a bank, including check fraud, using counterfeit checks, forging signatures, ATM fraud, bribery, embezzlement or making false statements to receive personal gain.
The penalties for bank fraud in New Hampshire are substantial and typically involved federal charges, which are outlined in Title 18, Section 1344 of the United States Code. This say you may be sentenced up to 30 years in prison and fined up to $1 million.
Obviously, the best advice is to never get involved in crime. But if you have been charged, you are past that point. Criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone will do his best to get a positive outcome for you and help you get your life back on track.
With a bank fraud conviction, your entire family will be impacted. You will most likely lose your job and your reputation in addition to a possible prison sentence, huge fines and parole. This is a crime that will affect you for many years to come, which is why it’s imperative to hire the right attorney to represent you.
We will work with you to determine the circumstances that led to this accusation in order to provide you with the very best defense possible. You’ll need to be open with us. In return, you’ll be getting a law firm that makes your case a priority and will be available to you 24/7.
Whether your case goes before a judge or your attorney thinks it is best to make some kind of plea arrangement beforehand, our goal is to help you get reestablished after this terrible charge.
Remember, The Anzalone Law Firm is here to help you. Please call us today for a free consultation.