Mail fraud and wire fraud are two of the most common criminal charges brought by federal prosecutors. These allegations are so common because they involve the use of the U.S. Postal Service or other electronic information systems to commit a crime.
In 2019, virtually all commerce and communication uses some type of non-face-to-face method of communication. This makes them vulnerable to charges of mail or wire fraud, which can carry steep fines and extensive prison sentences in the event of a guilty verdict.
At Varghese & Associates, P.C. in New York City, we have years of experience forcing federal prosecutors to prove their allegations. If you are facing fraud charges and need tough, experienced help, put us in your corner. Our team of former prosecutors knows how to work with the opposition and use every legal tool available to combat your charges.
Wire Fraud Laws
Wire fraud involves interstate commerce or communication, which means these charges are brought in federal court. Over time, the definition of “wire” communication has expanded to include any electronic, radio or television communication — which includes virtually all internet communication. To prove a defendant has committed wire fraud, the prosecution typically must demonstrate that the defendant willfully and intentionally devised or participated in a scheme to defraud another of money using interstate wire communications. Intent is an important element in cases involving wire fraud, and a lack of intent is a common defense.
Turn To The Gold Standard In Criminal Defense
When federal criminal allegations threaten to derail your life, two things can make a tremendous difference for your future: acting as swiftly as possible and arming yourself with a defense team you trust. At Varghese & Associates, P.C., we have built our reputation on a history of results for people facing charges like yours. The sooner we get involved, the sooner we can take on the legal burden of your case so you can get back to your life.
We encourage you to join us for a consultation at our Wall Street office so we can begin putting our experience to work for you. Please call 212-430-6469 or send us an email and expect a prompt response from our team.