Being investigated for and accused of bank fraud is serious. It is charged as a federal crime, which means it is pursued by agencies that have the resources to conduct a lengthy investigation and build a solid case even before you are aware you're facing allegations. Additionally, the punishments are severe and can affect you for years. You may face prison time, fines, and collateral consequences that make it challenging to live your life as you once did. Because the stakes are so high and you will be going up against a formidable prosecutor, it is crucial that you hire an attorney to guide you through your case.

At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our Miami bank fraud lawyers have nearly 50 years of experience. We have served as former prosecutors and have handled thousands of cases on both sides of the court. Our team can provide the counsel you need to challenge the accusations made against you. When you choose us, we'll get to work on your defense right away. Seeing you as an individual and not just a case, we will take the time to learn about the circumstances leading up to your charges from your perspective and will work closely with you from beginning to conclusion.

We're available 24/7 to take your call. Schedule an immediate case evaluation with our Miami bank fraud attorneys by dialing (305) 330-1360 today.


Bank fraud is a type of theft crime that occurs when someone knowingly uses deception to obtain something of value from a financial institution or its customers. Although some instances involve a person using fraudulent pretenses to get money from a bank, not all offenses are cash-related.

Obtaining or attempting to obtain any of the following is also a crime:

  • Credit
  • Loans
  • Assets
  • Securities

The institution from which the types of assets listed above are fraudulently obtained does not have to be a bank for the offense to be considered bank fraud. Engaging in a scheme or artifice to defraud a credit union or other federally insured financial institution can be prosecuted under 18 U.S.C. § 1344 (the federal bank fraud statute).

Financial transactions often require various forms to be filled out accurately, which means that if a person makes a mistake, they could find themselves subject to bank fraud accusations. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our Miami bank fraud lawyers know how harshly the government prosecutes these matters, and that innocent people can find themselves subject to an investigation. That is why we work diligently to uncover the facts of the case and present a compelling defense on behalf of the accused. We will fight aggressively for you and work toward a favorable outcome in your case.


As mentioned before, a conviction for bank fraud carries steep penalties.

The punishments include:

  • A fine of up to $1,000,000, and/or
  • A prison term of up to 30 years


If you're facing bank fraud charges, it is vital to secure legal representation as soon as possible. Our Miami lawyers understand the laws concerning these types of matters and will do everything in our power to protect your rights and freedoms.

In bank fraud cases, exhaustive research and meticulous preparation are key. When you hire Hager & Schwartz, P.A., you can be confident that we will leave no stone unturned as we develop a personalized and tailored defense strategy for your case. We will leverage our knowledge and resources as we seek a favorable result on your behalf.

Speak with a Miami bank fraud attorney by calling us at (305) 330-1360 or contacting us online.

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