If you are under investigation or have already been charged with a federal bankruptcy charge, it is crucial to seek the advisement of an experienced federal bankruptcy fraud defense lawyer right away. Such an attorney can be found at the top-ranked criminal defense firm of Premier Federal Criminal Defenders. In the recent economic downturn, bankruptcy fraud, which is defined as the concealing and misstatement of assets during bankruptcy proceedings has become an ever-increasing problem. There are several general categories of bankruptcy fraud; concealment of assets, intentionally filing false or incomplete forms, filing multiple times, either using false information or real information from outside of the state, petition mills, and bribing a court-appointed trustee. Petition mills, which are seen more often recently in the U.S. is a type of scheme that claims to assist tenants who are going through difficult financial times from being evicted from their homes. The petition mill, unbeknownst to the tenant files the tenant for bankruptcy and takes steps to drag the case out while charging the tenant high fees and ruining their credit score.
Individuals convicted of bankruptcy fraud face the possibility of large fines and or incarceration of no more than 5 years. At Premier Federal Criminal Defenders, our attorneys have over 50 combined years of experience in criminal law, working as both prosecutors and defense attorneys. We know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and have the capability to get you the best results possible in your federal bankruptcy case. Federal court proceedings have different rules and procedures than state courts do. You need a lawyer who is aware of all these differences and nuances. Our lawyers have experience working in federal court and know how to maneuver through the federal courts. Contact our offices right away to speak with an expert federal bankruptcy about what you can do about your case. We can help you no matter where you live, our offices works with clients throughout the Los Angeles area.