Mail & Wire Fraud
Miami Mail & Wire Fraud Defense Lawyer
Mail fraud is a federal offense, and one punishable by serious prison time. If you are suspected of using the services of the United States Postal Service (USPS), in any manner, to help further a criminal enterprise or scheme of fraud, you may be faced with mail fraud charges. It’s one of the oldest crimes on the books—since 1872—and is often used as an additional criminal charge to other charges in a federal prosecution. 18 U.S.C. § 1341. Wire fraud is a federal white collar crime wherein a person, having devised or intended to devise, a scheme to defraud, or for the purposes of making money, makes representations or promises by way of interstate wire, radio, or television communications. 18 U.S.C. § 1343. Both crimes usually require proof of an intent to defraud, and a successful defense hinges upon hiring a Miami fraud Lawyer and criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.