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Ponzi, pyramid, and check kiting schemes are just a few of the more common examples of the types of offenses that can be at the center of federal mail fraud or wire fraud charges. Mail fraud involves the use of the U.S. Postal Service or a private mail carrier to defraud somebody, while wire fraud involves the use of electronic communications like email, phone, or other internet services.
Federal wire fraud and mail fraud charges can result in very serious penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and substantial fines. Because of the possible implications resulting from a mail fraud or wire fraud conviction, it is important for defendants to immediately seek the help of an experienced white collar crime defense attorney.
If you are facing federal mail fraud or wire fraud charges, it is critical to begin working on your defense as soon as possible. Galigani Law Firm defends clients in Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, Alachua, and other communities against federal charges.
We are licensed in U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Florida, including Gainesville, Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Panama City. We will provide a free consultation to discuss your case when you contact our firm at (352) 375-0812 or send us a message online.
As defined in Chapter 63 in Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), mail fraud (§ 1341) and wire fraud (§ 1343) statutes are very similar with the exception of the means by which a scheme was conducted. In either wire fraud or mail fraud, the government will need to prove that an individual:
"Honest services," under § 1346 of the same Title 18 U.S.C. Chapter is a broadly defined term that can apply to intangible damages. You will want the counsel of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney if facing these charges.
A conviction for a wire fraud or mail fraud offense can result in:
If an individual is able to avoid incarceration, it is still possible that he or she may be ordered to a lengthy probation that includes fines and restitution.
Despite the frightening and overwhelming nature of facing mail fraud or wire fraud charges, you should know that the government still faces the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. There are several potential defenses against these federal charges. They may include, but are not limited to:
You will want skilled criminal defense attorneys to begin working on your defense as soon as possible if you have been charged with wire fraud or mail fraud. Galigani Law Firm represents clients from Alachua County, Columbia County, Levy County, Marion County, and Gilchrist County.
Our white collar defense attorneys are licensed in U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Florida, and we provide a vigorous defense to federal charges for mail fraud and wire fraud. Contact Galigani Law Firm right now at (352) 375-0812 or send us a message online to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
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