Colorado Springs Mail & Wire Fraud Attorney
What Mail & Wire Fraud Allegations Mean For You
Wire fraud is a lose term used to encompass any deceitful or harmful activity carried out through any means of communication. If the offense you stand accused of committing involves email, fax transmissions, wire transfers, the mail, radio, television, telephones, computers, or any other means of indirect communication or access, you will most likely be charged with wire fraud in addition to any other charges that may be brought against you. Unlike wire fraud, mail fraud specifically deals with the distribution of any mail or documents through the United States Postal Service or other private carriers to aide in a criminal activity. This fraudulent distribution is not entirely limited to regular mail and the postal service. An individual will be charged with mail fraud for distributing fraudulent documents or mail through any form of electronic or telecommunication media, including email, the internet, fax transmissions, television, or even radio.
If you face mail, wire, or other fraud accusations, a Colorado Springs white collar crimes attorney from my firm can help you fight these accusations and work towards protecting your reputation and your future. Give me a call as soon as possible to protect your rights and ensure your best defense during these times.
Protecting Yourself with a Wire Fraud Lawyer in Colorado Springs
The consequences of a wire fraud conviction can be enormously devastating. The severity of the penalties you may receive rest heavily on the individual, business, or institution you sought to defraud. If the target of your alleged actions was an individual or individual tied to a personal business, you could receive heavy fines and up to 5 years in federal prison. If your actions were aimed at a large institution, you could be fined up to $1,000,000 and imprisoned for 30 years. Sentencing for wire fraud leaves little room for negotiation given that this offense is in most cases a federal offense. If convicted, your judge will have to follow federal guidelines that chart exactly how big your fine will be and the length of your prison sentence. As a federal inmate, you will also not be eligible for early release.
The Samuelson Law Firm is deeply knowledgeable about the legal ramifications and consequences of every type of wire fraud offense. In the past we have defended clients against common wire fraud offenses like:
- Mortgage fraud involving falsified documents sent by mail
- Identity theft through stolen mail or stolen electronic information
- Illegally transferring, or wiring, illegal sums of money from one bank to another
- Fraudulent charitable donation solicitation
- Internet tax fraud or tax evasion involving the mail
- Hacking computers, email, or other personal electronic devices
- Online auction fraud
- Illegal wiretapping or eavesdropping on another individual's phone
- Online credit card fraud
You Need Protection From Mail Fraud Criminal Allegations
Mail fraud is one such way that a prosecuting attorney in a criminal case seeks to exacerbate and increase the charges that may be leveled against you. When used in connection with another supposed crime, you face increased and more serious penalties- oftentimes unnecessarily.
Some ways that the prosecution can use mail fraud against you:
- Mail communication does not need to be an essential component in the fraud
- Each document or envelope mailed is a separate mail fraud count
- Even if you were not aware what was in envelopes you mailed, you can be accused
- You do not need to directly mail anything to face mail fraud charges
Just as wire fraud carries severe consequences, so too does mail fraud. At The Samuelson Law Firm, my dedicated staff of legal professionals and I are uniquely suited to helping you stand up to your accusations. Unlike other firms, I personally attend to each case and treat my clients how I would want to be treated if I was in their exact situation. Because mail fraud involves very serious consequences and a federal investigation, you do not want to take a chance by hiring an attorney who does not have experience handling these kinds of cases.
Dedicated Fraud Lawyer in Colorado Springs
In most cases, mail fraud is categorized as a federal offense because these crimes usually cross state boarders and because these crimes constitute a threat to the government and the well-being of the general population. As federal offenses, fraud of this nature could land you with a fine in upwards of $1,000,000 and up to 30 years behind bars in a federal prison. As a federal prisoner, you will also be ineligible for an early release. Federal prosecutors usually jump at the chance to take on a mail fraud case because generally it is easy to prove an individual guilty as long as solid evidence is in place. No matter what the circumstances of your situation may be, I will never back down from a fight. I'm here to help you defend your reputation and to safeguard you from any unfair or biased treatment. I promise that my staff and I will exhaust every resource and pursue every option available in order to build an aggressive and strong defensive case.
Contact a Colorado Springs fraud attorney
if you have been accused of or you are under investigation for mail and wire fraud.