Counterfeit moneyAre you or someone you know facing federal bank fraud charges? Being accused of such a crime requires a seasoned criminal defense attorney to fight for you. Because bank fraud charges are so serious and complex, our white collar attorneys work to provide you with a unique defense strategy. To speak with a South Florida federal bank fraud lawyer about your case, call Rossen Law Firm today.

What is a Federal Bank Fraud Crime? 

Bank fraud is illegally obtaining money, assets, or property owned by a financial institution. It can also be pretending to be a bank or another financial institution and obtaining money from depositors. It is a serious offense on Florida State and the Federal level. 

Legally speaking, Florida Statute 655.0322 states that any person who knowingly executes or attempts to execute a scheme to defraud a financial institution, affiliate, or service corporation, or any other entity authorized by law to extend credit, obtain money, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by or under control of a financial institution commits a felony in the first degree. 


Bank Fraud is a very serious crime. If you’re convicted of a federal bank fraud crime, the federal penalties can alter the rest of your life. Another part of why this crime is so tough, is that even if you attempt to commit it, you can still be charged and penalized. 

Under 18 U.S. Code § 1344 , whoever knowingly executes or even attempts to commit Bank Fraud faces a maximum federal prison sentence of 30 years, and fines that can reach as high as $1,000,000.


Our federal criminal defense attorneys have represented individuals facing Federal bank fraud allegations and charges in Fort Lauderdale. When facing such a serious crime it is important to find an attorney that you can trust. Our attorneys work closely with you so that you are never left in the dark about your case. We work to protect your reputation and freedom. 

Federal Bank Fraud Defense Strategies 

  • Lack of intent: In order to be found guilty, the prosecution team must prove that the defendant knowingly executed or attempted to scheme or defraud a financial institution, by introducing evidence that shows you had no intent to defraud you can avoid liability. 
  • Done under threat of harm: Another way you can not be held liable for a bank fraud crime is if someone threatens harm to you or your family unless you commit the bank fraud crime on their behalf. 
  • Error: Finally, the most common defense strategy to avoid liability for a bank fraud crime is by asserting that any misrepresentative information at issue was not actual material to the bank and was not criminal. Meaning, if you misrepresent your address on a loan proposal, for example, then that information is likely to be considered immaterial. 

Free Federal Bank Fraud Defense Strategy Session 

We are devoted to federal bank fraud defense and work to provide you with the best possible defense strategy. We have worked as both former prosecutors and public defenders and have handled cases on both sides of the court system. 

Our South Florida federal bank fraud lawyers know how to fight for you to get the best possible result. You deserve only the best when you’re facing criminal charges. 

We offer FREE strategy sessions, so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result on your case for you. We leave no stone unturned, no question unanswered. Schedule a strategy session today. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.


Get Your Free Download Instantly
Our monthly newsletter keeps you up to date on the latest legal and community news
Sign Up to Receive Our Monthly Newsletter
View Details
Free Booklet: 7 key rules you need to know to survive a Florida DUI as told by a South Florida DUI Attorney
Arrested for a DUI in South Florida? Our DUI Defense Lawyers put together a FREE Florida DUI survival guide to help you know and fight for your rights & future
View Details
Free Domestic Violence Booklet reveals how what happens in the heat of the moment can have terrible legal consequences for you & your loved ones…
Getting arrested for domestic violence charges in South Florida is scary. Free booklet written by an attorney reveals how to protect yourself & your family.
View Details
What To Do If You or a Loved One Is Arrested in Florida: Free Digital Arrest Survival Guide Booklet
Free booklet helps you know What To Do If You or a Loved One Is Arrested in Florida. A criminal defense attorney walks you through the Florida arrest process
View Details
South Florida Federal Bank Fraud Lawyer
What to Expect at Your Free Initial Strategy Session with Rossen Law Firm
We Listen to Your Story
We Educate You
We Create a Unique Defense Strategy
a Free Consultation

    750+ Reviews On
    Google Reviews
    kevin tabronkevin tabron
    00:07 08 Sep 22
    In one of the most stressful times in my life, Rossen Law Firm was there for me. Leaving no stone unturned they provided patience and knowledge in every detail of my case. I’m very thankful and proud of this law firm family and especially of my lawyer, Scott Simmons for guiding, defending and helping me in every way possible. He and this law firm family come highly recommended from personal experience!!!
    Jason HigleyJason Higley
    15:24 26 Aug 22
    I had an unfortunate situation with a family member that lead to my arrest and being charged with DV Battery. This was the first time I had ever been arrested so I was very nervous and afraid of what was going to happen to me. After talking with Adam I decided to retain him and let me tell you this was the BEST decision I could have ever made. Adam made me feel so comfortable and confident that everything will turn out the best in my favor. He is professional, ethical and supportive. He was always available too answer any questions or concerns.Not to mention, his team at the office is awesome they are so friendly and welcoming. Anytime I had a question when I called the office they were able to guide me in the rightdirection. They always were in contact with me with any information or updates regarding my case. Adams team is GREAT!Adam delivered, my case was DISMISSED. So if you want an attorney the is gonna fight for you and get the job done retain the BEST there is Adam Rossen!!!
    Felix I HFelix I H
    13:27 28 Jul 22
    Adam Rossen and the team at Rossen Law took great care in handling my case. They are very professional, and get the job done. I was particular relieved to see just how much empathy they showed with me, and how effortless it was to be their client.I literally visited them twice. My initial consultation, and then to pickup the final docs. I have nothing but great things to say about these folks, and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks Guys.
    Terry ChristopherTerry Christopher
    12:32 09 May 22
    I had an amazing experience with The Rossen Law Firm. The staff were very professional. Attorney Susan Lawson went above and beyond working on my case. We were thoroughly prepared for trial. Mrs. Lawson reviewed hours of body and dash camera footage multiple times and aggressively performed depositions on witnesses and law enforcement.The final outcome for me was the state dropped my case, due to the great work Susan and the Rossen team performed. I didn’t even need to go to trial.This law firm does not play around. They pay attention to detail and they FIGHT FOR YOU!Thank you Adam, team, and a special thank you to Susan for your amazing work! I really appreciate you.
    Ketiana ProvinceKetiana Province
    20:27 23 Mar 22
    My experience with Rossen Law Firm was excellent. From the consultation to the end.. My attorney Susan Lawson gave my son's case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful in court. She was confident during all the court proceedings. My favorite part was when she said we are family, never once my son and I were treated other then that. I very much appreciate the knowledge and support I received through Rossen Law Firm.
    Second DUI, 0.19 Breath
    DUI Charge Dismissed
    Federal Child Porn Possession
    Mandatory Prison Time Avoided
    Attempted Murder
    Charges Dismissed
    How We Win
    Second DUI, 0.19 Breath
    DUI Charge Dismissed
    Federal Child Porn Possession
    Mandatory Prison Time Avoided
    Attempted Murder
    Charges Dismissed
    Types Of Cases We Handle

    Rossen Law Firm’s legal team understands what’s at stake when you’re charged with a crime in South Florida. We’re committed to defending you and protecting your rights. Our legal team is ready to create a customized strategy for your case to fight for the best possible outcome. We handle Criminal, DUI, Federal, Domestic Violence, Marchman Act & Baker Act cases, and more.

    See All Practice Areas
    Get Help Now
    Take a moment to fill out the form on this page to get in touch with us, and we will get back to you shortly.