Defending Florida Citizens Accused of Mail And Wire Fraud
Mail fraud (U.S.C. Chapter 63) is intentionally planning, creating or carrying out a scheme to defraud others using the U.S. mail or private carriers during any part of the crime. Similarly, wire fraud (18 U.S.C. Section 1343) is intentionally planning, creating or carrying out a scheme to defraud others using the Internet, phone, radio or television. Charges involving the Internet may include the use of email or websites.
Because they are federal crimes, the penalties for mail and wire fraud can be severe. A conviction can include fines and a prison sentence. For defrauding a financial institution, the sentence can be up to 30 years in prison.
O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, is a criminal defense firm that dedicates a major part of its practice to federal crimes. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to defend you against mail and wire fraud charges. We know how to protect your rights when the federal government is pursuing a case against you.
We Fight Federal Criminal Charges In Florida
Our wire and mail fraud lawyers represent individuals and businesses charged with mail and wire fraud. In many instances, they are charged in association with other crimes such as:
- Money laundering
- Health care fraud
- Securities fraud
- Drug crimes
- Identity theft
- Computer crimes
- Credit card fraud
- Tax fraud
- Pyramid or Ponzi schemes
- Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) crimes
The federal government has nearly limitless resources to investigate and prosecute crimes. Many federal agencies, including the FBI, IRS and FDIC, may be involved in prosecuting mail and wire fraud. You need a lawyer who will look out for your interests.
We aggressively defend clients by investigating the charges and creating a defense strategy that is unique to their case. Our years of experience as prosecutors give us insight into how to build a defense that counteracts the prosecution’s strategy.