Bankruptcy fraud is a big issue in New Hampshire and if you’ve been accused of this crime, you’ll need to hire a criminal defense attorney to help you out of what can be a sticky situation.
Once you’ve been arrested, you should contact Michael Anzalone. He will make your case a top priority and offer the legal assistance that can help you get the best possible outcome in the judicial system.
This can be a scary time for you, especially if you’ve never been in trouble before. But at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, we are here to help. You should understand that you need a criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in bankruptcy laws.
One of the first pieces of advice an attorney can tell you is that you should never speak to investigators or with law enforcement officers until you have legal representation by your side. That’s because anything you say may eventually harm your case. Police investigators will let prosecutors know what you said, which is why you need to have a lawyer with you. He or she can stop the questioning if they feel it’s not in your best interests.What is Bankruptcy Fraud?
Bankruptcy fraud is a crime that is committed to secure any kind of unfair or unlawful gain. It can involve trickery, fraud or someone who acts as an imposter. It is also usually a federal offense involving what is referred to as false declarations. This can be found in the United States Code, chapter 152:3.
Here is what it says:
Bankruptcy law presupposes that one who seeks its protection will deal honestly and fairly with creditors by furnishing a complete and accurate schedule of assets... A debtor has a paramount duty to consider all questions posed on statement or schedules carefully and see that question is answered completely in all respects.
So, if you’ve been caught abusing the system, you could find yourself in some big trouble and possibly face prison time and substantial fines, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Whether your case goes before a judge or your attorney thinks it is best to make a plea arrangement beforehand, it is our goal to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.
If you are arrested on bankruptcy fraud charges, it can wreck your life. Even before a conviction, your reputation could be tarnished, you could lose your job and your family might be very embarrassed.
One thing you’ll need to understand is that some crimes fall under the jurisdiction of the state while others are federal crimes. If you have been accused of a federal crime, you’ll need a lawyer who has knowledge of the federal justice system. If this is the case, your case will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Please call The Anzalone Law Firm at 603.548.3797 for a free consultation. At our law firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, we will be here for you 24/7. You can count on us to help you get your life back on the right track.