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Mortgage Fraud Lawyer in Bergen County

Attorney for Mortgage Fraud Charges

New Jersey's federal law enforcement agencies are devoting a lot of financial resources and staff to investigate allegations of mortgage fraud. From one perspective, these criminal investigations are necessary to help "clean up" the mortgage industry. From our perspective, however, these investigations are often no more than a search for scapegoats who may have had little, if anything, to do with any wrongdoing.

If you work in the mortgage or real estate industries, you may be vulnerable to mortgage fraud investigations or arrests. You may first be approached to answer questions as a witness, but all too quickly could find yourself the subject of a major mortgage fraud investigation.

The criminal penalties associated with mortgage fraud convictions are only the beginning of the bad news. Most individuals convicted of mortgage fraud find their professional reputations ruined as well.

Protecting You in Mortgage Fraud Investigations

At the first sign that you may be involved as a subject, target or witness in a mortgage fraud investigation, seek legal counsel from our experienced and local criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC, our veteran defense lawyer works regularly in New Jersey's federal courts, which is where mortgage fraud cases often play out. Our attorney has 30 years of criminal law experience and is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Lawyer.

What Does Mortgage Fraud Look Like?

Careless or reckless behavior by mortgage or real estate professionals can lead federal investigators to suspect mortgage fraud and instigate an investigation. Such behavior could include:

  • Real estate appraisers sign off on false appraisals showing inflated property values
  • Buyers may lie on their mortgage applications or use cash back to make up the down payment
  • Mortgage brokers may bend or break the rules to get loans or refinancing applications approved

If you have observed any of these tactics at the mortgage lender where you work, or if you have seen other suspicious actions, it may be wise to seek independent legal advice from a law firm that respects your privacy and can give solid legal advice about how best to proceed.

Contact our Mortgage Fraud Attorney in Bergen County

The earlier you seek legal advice regarding a mortgage fraud investigation, the better chance you have of surviving the storm with minimal negative consequences.

Discuss your concerns about mortgage fraud allegations in a private setting with experienced criminal defense lawyer. To make an appointment at the Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC, call (201) 574-7919.

Our law firm works with clients throughout New Jersey including New Jersey’s Federal Courts as well as the State and Municipal Courts of Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Union County, Morris County, Middlesex County, Hackensack, Paterson, Passaic, Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth, Morristown, Union City, Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Wood-Ridge, Wyckoff and surrounding areas.

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We always strive to put our clients in the best position possible, so our immediate goal is to obtain a case dismissal or acquittal. If this cannot be done, we seek to minimize the consequences by all legal means possible, perhaps by pursuing a plea agreement, which could include alternate sentencing that improves the impact on our client’s record. Our Bergen County criminal defense attorney is a resolute advocate who never hesitates to take a case to trial if we feel it is in the best interests of our client. No matter how complex your charges may be, we have the proven expertise and passion to help you achieve a positive outcome. Discover how we can help you today.