Santa Barbara Mortgage Fraud Lawyer
Charged with mortgage fraud?
Are you being questioned about or charged with real estate or mortgage fraud? If so, you are most likely feeling distressed and anxious about what may happen next. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP we highly recommend that you avoid speaking with police or the prosecutor's office about the alleged crime and instead invoke your right to an attorney and begin protecting yourself immediately.
Contact a knowledgeable Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney at our law firm as soon as you can to let us take charge of the situation and provide guidance during this difficult time.
Mortgage Fraud Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Barbara
Mortgage fraud is broadly defined as the intentional misrepresentation or omission of information on a mortgage loan application or other documents at or during any part of the lending process. It is a white collar crime that state and federal law enforcement officers are often informed about through Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by financial or government agencies. Law enforcement aggressively pursues charges against those targeted, some of whom include:
- Property developers
- Lending institutions
- Real estate agents
- Mortgage brokers