If You Were Arrested, You Need Us On Your Side Today
Fraud is essentially misstating a material fact to obtain a pecuniary gain. Bankruptcy fraud is making false statements on a bankruptcy form with regard to debts, property, income, assets, transfers, and other information relevant to the bankruptcy process.
In the eyes of the law, bankruptcy fraud is essentially a betrayal of public trust and the misuse of a public assistance program. As a result, the possible penalties are quite severe. So, if you face bankruptcy fraud charges, you need the experienced attorneys at Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh in your corner. We have more than a half-century of combined legal experience, and we will work tirelessly for you.
At Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, our clients’ needs always come first. Our Raleigh bankruptcy fraud attorneys have the expertise and skills to offer innovative legal solutions in bankruptcy fraud matters. As we fight for you, we always keep the lines of communication open, so you are never in the dark. To discuss your legal options, call our professional team today at (919) 887-8040.
Bankruptcy Fraud Consequences
As mentioned, most of these cases involve misstatements of financial information. Other times, a questionable transaction may cause legal problems. Legally, a fraud presumption applies to all transactions which occur in the months prior to filing. Wake County prosecutors take advantage of this presumption, and they are very aggressive in these situations. Additionally, fraudulent intent alone may be enough for a judge to impose criminal penalties including:
- Up to five years in prison
- High fines
Moreover, bankruptcy fraud victims, such as the creditors in the bankruptcy, have a private right of action in North Carolina.
Trust Our Award-Winning Raleigh bankruptcy fraud attorneys
Many fraud defendants try to talk their way out of trouble, either during discussions with investigators or in an appearance before the grand jury. This approach is always a mistake. Instead, call Sandman Finn & Fitzhugh, Attorneys at Law, at the first sign of trouble. We take swift and decisive action to build a defense and protect both your rights and your future.
Organizations like the Better Business Bureau, Martindale-Hubbell, Avvo, and Super Lawyers have all recognized our Raleigh criminal defense attorneys. So, when you partner with us, you can rest assured that you are getting the best legal help possible. Call us at (919) 887-8040 to schedule your free consultation.