Mail and Wire Fraud Defense
Trusted Criminal Defense Attorneys in Phoenix
Mail and wire fraud are charged in many different situations, often in
addition to other
white collar crime or drug charges. Charges of mail and wire fraud up the stakes, increasing
the potential penalties that you face.
Under federal law, wire fraud involves using "interstate wires"
to transmit information for the purpose of carrying out a scheme to defraud others.
Wire fraud may be allegedly committed in many different ways, including:
- Internet, including email, websites, and instant messaging
- Telephone, including text messages on a cell phone
- Television, including television advertising
- Fax machine
- Any other electronic transmission
Usually, wire fraud is an issue when people allegedly use technology as
part of a scheme to deceive others. The government adds the charge when
technology is used to unlawfully obtain money, services, goods or other
valuables. The penalties for wire fraud may include up to 20 years in
prison, along with fines. If a financial institution is affected or targeted,
the penalties may increase to up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up
to $1 million.
Mail fraud charges are often brought against alleged drug dealers who send
controlled substances such as cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin through
the mail. In the United States, federal postal inspectors can obtain search
warrants to open suspicious packages and inspect the contents. Often,
these packages are repackaged and delivered to the intended recipient
– along with a team of DEA agents or other law enforcement officials.
The Consequences of Mail and Wire Fraud Charges in Arizona
The repercussions of a wire or mail fraud charge or conviction may haunt
you for life. You may face up to three decades in prison for a conviction
of this kind. Even if you do not receive the maximum sentence, you still
may face a ruined reputation and career, difficulty getting employment,
and lost financial and housing opportunities.
Involving an attorney as soon as possible may be essential to the outcome
of your case, particularly if your attorney is able to launch a pre-file
investigation and work to counter the federal investigation against you.
Discuss Your Charges with Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C.
If you or someone you know has been accused of mail or wire fraud, it is
critical to take legal action as soon as possible. Seek advice from a
Phoenix fraud lawyer who can defend your rights and help you avoid a conviction
and harsh penalties. At Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we can help. Our skilled
attorneys are former prosecutors who use in-depth knowledge to achieve
the favorable results for people who have been accused of white collar crimes.
Our Phoenix criminal lawyers do everything in our power to reduce the consequences
of a white collar crime arrest. We work with you to help you get back
home, spend time with your family and get the right treatment necessary
so that you fully comply with court orders. To begin protecting your rights,
contact Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. at (602) 842-6762 for a
free and confidential consultation today.
To better serve our clients, Richard Suzuki, our investigators, and staff
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