Mortgage fraud is a rising concern of law enforcement officials and prosecutors. Mortgage fraud has been on the rise recently, which is probably something to be expected with the recent downturn in the economy and the pressure it places on individuals who may be struggling financially.
People charged with mortgage fraud are often home loan applicants who have allegedly falsified or exaggerated their income or other financial information in the hopes of securing a mortgage. In some cases, a defendant may simply have wanted to buy a home as his or her residence. In other situations a defendant may have been seeking to buy and sell multiple homes for profit. While many defendants in such cases are home loan applicants, a business owner, developer, real estate agent or other individual may also be charged with mortgage fraud.
If you have been charged with mortgage fraud, it is critical to protect your rights by retaining an experienced criminal defense lawyer. For a vigorous defense, contact the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman in Los Angeles, California. We have experience defending clients against mortgage fraud and other white collar crimes; call (310) 557-1700 or contact us by e-mail.
In order to be convicted of mortgage fraud, you must have knowingly lied on your application. A mere mistake is not a crime; you must have had an intent to defraud.
If the prosecution has an overwhelming case and you do not wish to fight your charges at trial, we are highly skilled negotiators who can seek a favorable resolution to your case.
What often prompts a mortgage fraud investigation is that a defendant has defaulted on his or her home loan. In such cases, restitution may be a useful tool if available to potentially secure a favorable resolution on behalf of the defendant. Even if restitution is not available, there are numerous ways that our attorneys can seek a resolution to your case that may help you significantly minimize the potentially harsh penalties often associated with a mortgage fraud charge.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles mortgage fraud attorneys, call (310) 557-1700 or contact us by e-mail.
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