Mortgage Fraud

Houston, Texas Mortgage Fraud Defense Lawyers

The law office of Bires Schaffer & DeBorde defends home buyers, home sellers, home appraisers, real estate agents, brokers, lenders and others who face mortgage fraud charges. Charges may be brought when federal agents have reason to believe you misrepresented information to obtain a mortgage loan for yourself or a client. Our firm has substantial experience securing successful outcomes for people charged with mortgage fraud.

Have you been charged with or are you under investigation for mortgage fraud? Even if you have not been formally charged but are under investigation, now is the time to seek effective defense services. Contact Bires Schaffer & DeBorde today to schedule a consultation.

Building Our Reputation Since 1988

For over 20 years, we have handled white collar crimes. Our knowledgeable trial attorneys understand the prosecution's goals and know how to build a strong defense on your behalf. In many fraud cases, prosecutors seek criminal restitution rather than prison sentences. Our attorneys present proposals for restitution, reduction of charges and dismissals in a manner that must be taken seriously by the prosecution.

Mortgage fraud is a serious federal crime that demands attention from an attorney entirely committed to your defense. Bires Schaffer & DeBorde can help you today if you have been accused of any of the following:

  • Making false statements regarding your income on an application for a mortgage loan
  • Omitting information regarding existing mortgage loans or credit card debt
  • Overstating a home's value
  • Lying about your intent for the home's use — For example, you say you will live in the home but instead you use it as investment property.
  • Acquiring another person's credit through identity theft

The housing market is turbulent, with many people experiencing problems with foreclosures due to Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) and financial difficulties. Because of these and other factors, federal authorities scrutinize the actions of buyers, sellers, lenders, agents, brokers and others involved in real estate transactions. Stated incomes, home values and other factors are carefully monitored.

If you are charged with or under investigation for mortgage fraud, contact Bires Schaffer & DeBorde immediately to schedule a consultation.