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No matter how large or small, being charged with a crime is a serious matter. When someone is facing criminal charges, they run the risk of severe consequences such as jail time and having a criminal record. In the event of being charged with a crime, you need a knowledgeable criminal lawyer that can help guide you through the process. If you need a trustworthy federal criminal defense attorney, the attorneys of Bailey & Terranova can help. With over 60 years of combined law experience, we can help guide you every step of the way. The attorneys at Bailey & Terranova can help you with the following federal charges:
Bank fraud is the unethical and criminal act of illegally obtaining money, assets or other property owned by a bank or financial institution. Common methods of bank fraud include credit card, check and identity theft.
When someone fraudulently manufactures, alters and/or distributes a product that is less valuable than the original product– it is considered counterfeiting. This can include anything from producing fake currency to creating false documents.
Credit Card Fraud
A form of identity theft that includes the unauthorized use of one’s credit card to make purchases and/or remove funds from the original cardholder’s account. Credit card fraud is committed when a person illegally obtains, uses or forges someone else’s credit card information for their own personal use.
At the federal level, there are laws that prohibit possession, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of certain controlled substances, including drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and more.
When someone purposely withholds, steals and/or uses assets that belong to an employer for a purpose other than what it was intended for. Typically, embezzlement is committed by an employee who is in charge of their company’s finances. Extortion involves taking money, property or assets through force, threats, authority abuse or intimidation.
This is the illegal and criminal act of a person falsifying something to deceive other people. This includes devising, fabricating or counterfeiting a document, artwork or other objects.
Taking property from the rightful owner is considered theft. However, if the theft impacts a large sum of people, involves a large dollar amount or affects more than one state- this is called “major theft.”
A scheme where the source of illegally obtained money is disguised. Criminals will usually hide their identity, the original ownership, and destination of large sums of money that were acquired illegally. A common way that criminals launder money is to have criminal owned businesses, usually called “fronts,” where they can funnel the illegal money through the business and out to the bank.
The criminal act of an individual who intentionally underpays or avoids paying taxes. Tax evasion can also include not reporting all taxable income, taking unhallowed deductions, hiding money or increasing deductions or expenses.
If you’ve been charged with a crime, let us help. At Bailey & Terranova, we work with our clients every step of the way to help ensure that their rights are protected and that the charge impacts their lives as little as possible. Contact us today for more information.