Mail / Wire Fraud
Under federal law, wire fraud occurs when a person conspires to defraud another for monetary gain through the use of visuals, media, writings, or any form of wire communications. Mail or wire fraud is a federal crime that comes with penalties as provided by law. The charges for wire fraud are of the most serious nature.
Some of the penalties which may be served by those convicted of this type of fraud are:
- A prison sentence between 20 to 30 years in a federal prison
- Fines of up to $1,000,000
- Required community service
- Criminal record
In order for someone to be convicted of wire fraud, the individual must knowingly and out of his own will, devise a defrauding scheme under false pretenses or promises for monetary gain; or, he must knowingly send out communications through interstate wire transmissions with the purpose of defrauding. If government officials can provide evidence of such a scheme to defraud, then a conviction may be set in place.
If you are being investigated for mail or wire fraud, you should immediately contact the Joe Shemaria Law Firm so that we may put our legal strategy in place for you. We specialize in providing representation for white collar crimes. Our confidence lies in our experience with these types of fraud cases, so contact Joe Shemaria Law Firm for a free consultation with a wire fraud federal criminal defense attorney today.