A criminal charge for bank fraud can be brought for any scheme to defraud a financial institution; it doesn't have to be a bank. But because it involves the monetary system, bank fraud charges will always be brought in federal criminal court.
This means that considerable resources have typically gone into investigation of the criminal case before charges are ever filed. Often a grand jury has been convened to examine the evidence before an indictment.
Any federal criminal case is a tough fight. Bank fraud is no exception. You need to understand what you are up against and what your options are. You need honest answers and an aggressive defense from the criminal defense lawyer you choose to work with. That's what you will find at the law office of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC.
A Serious Defense For Financial Crimes
Harrisburg bank fraud lawyer Jeffrey Engle has extensive experience working with clients facing a grand jury investigation and defending clients in federal court for white collar crimes. He has worked both sides of the aisle, as a prosecutor and as a defender. When you are facing a tough fight, with the possibility of prison time, he is there to give you the information you need, to explain your options, and to fight for your rights.
Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini, Esquire, is also ready to aggressively defend your rights in court if you have been charged with federal bank fraud.
Examining All Your Defense Options
Whether you have been charged with falsifying financial documents, check washing, counterfeiting or forgery, using other people's Social Security numbers to get credit cards, or providing false information in order to commit mortgage fraud, the U.S. Attorney's office doesn't play around.
If there is cause to believe that evidence was obtained in violation of your constitutional rights, we will try to get that evidence suppressed or thrown out. If it's possible to negotiate sentencing alternatives with the prosecutor, we will try to do that.
Have You Been Subpoenaed To Appear Before A Grand Jury?
If you have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, either as a person of interest or as a witness in a grand jury investigation, you do not have to agree to appear or to testify. In some cases, it may be in your best interest to do so and in other cases, it is not. Before you go before a grand jury, talk with a lawyer and understand your rights.
For prompt, effective and skillful legal defense, contact an attorney at Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, in Harrisburg.
Learn more about federal criminal charges on our Criminal Law Blog.