Federal Check Fraud Defense
Stockton, California Attorney Allen Sawyer
California federal criminal defense attorney Allen Sawyer is experienced in handling state and federal criminal defense cases across California. He provides comprehensive defense for federal check fraud cases from The Law Offices of Allen Sawyer in Stockton, Sacramento, and San Jose.
Vigorous Federal Defense for Check Fraud
Federal check fraud is a grave offense that brings harsh punishment for those convicted. It is a type of federal bank fraud, and pursuant to Title 18 United States Code section 1344, the penalties for this type of federal fraud can result in an extensive prison sentence, hefty fines, and forfeiture of property. Anyone who has been charged with federal check fraud should not wait to seek the counsel of a criminal attorney who possesses the knowledge and tenacity to go up against federal prosecutors. California federal criminal defense lawyer Allen Sawyer understands how to defend check fraud cases at the federal level and will develop a personalized strategy to skillfully defend against your federal check fraud charge.
What Is Check Fraud
Check fraud can be defined as the use of checks to intentionally deceive a person or institution for financial gain. There are a number of different types of check fraud, including the following:
- Forgery – The act of endorsing a check not payable to you or putting your signature on a check without authorization
- Counterfeiting – The unlawful printing of checks
- Kiting – Accessing funds from an account before a bank has authorized these funds as available
Federal Check Fraud Defense
If you have been accused of check fraud, it is important to immediately contact a federal criminal defense lawyer who is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of check fraud. California Federal Criminal Attorney Allen Sawyer is well-versed in the laws pertinent to check fraud and has extensive experience combating these charges.
Successfully Fighting Federal Crimes
When Check Fraud Becomes Federal
Charges of federal check fraud come when an individual has knowingly and willfully attempted or succeeded in fraudulently using checks to defraud, or obtain money from, a financial institution that is one of the following:
- federally insured
- a federal reserve bank
- a member of the Federal Reserve System
The federal prosecutors seeking to convict you of check fraud can rely on extensive resources to build their case, including utilizing federal agents to conduct in-depth investigations. Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Allen Sawyer does not shy away from confronting the tough tactics of federal prosecutors, and is well familiar with the range of defenses that are successful in combating these types of fraud charges.
Contact The Law Offices of Allen Sawyer Today
If you’ve been charged with federal check fraud or suspect you might be under investigation, it is essential that you secure representation by a California criminal defense attorney who does not shy away from the challenges of criminal defense at a federal level. California federal defense attorney Allen Sawyer knows how tough federal prosecutors can be. Having spent a portion of his career as a prosecutor uniquely equips him to anticipate and defend against the most skilled of federal prosecutors. If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, time is of the essence. Don’t wait: Contact The Law Offices of Allen Sawyer today.