Mail and Wire Fraud Attorney Tampa
It is common for prosecutors to seek mail and wire fraud charges, not because those charges are the main focus of your indictment, but because the prosecutors do not have enough evidence to successfully make other charges. Some prosecutors also use mail and wire fraud to increase your potential sentence for other charges. Regardless of the nature of your mail fraud or wire fraud charge, you need an experienced defense attorney from The Law Office of Robert Eckard and Associates to clear your name.
Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud Charges in Florida
Mail and wire fraud are both considered white collar crimes, punishable by years in prison and steep fines. Mail fraud involves the use of the U.S Postal Service or other mail carrier to carry out a scheme to defraud someone of money or property. Wire fraud is designed to accomplish the same goals using the phone, Internet, or other form of electronic communication. Everything from tax evasion and money laundering to Ponzi schemes can fall under the categories of mail fraud or wire fraud.
Due to the elaborate nature of electronic communication and the U.S Postal Service, these fraud cases often hinge on technicalities. Even if you did not directly wire or mail anything fraudulent, you can still be charged if your actions appear to have caused alleged victims to mail or wire you money. Furthermore, every individual instance of fraudulent communication is counted as a separate charge, so mailing 19 envelopes can equate to 19 mail fraud counts.
Aggressive Defense Against Your Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud Charges
In order to be convicted of mail or wire fraud, prosecutors must be able to fully prove your knowing and willful intent to defraud the victims. The white collar crime specialists at The Law Office of Robert Eckard and Associates are committed to building your defense case to prove that your accidental or unintentional actions do not constitute a crime. We introduce a variety of defense techniques to minimize or eliminate the charges against you:
- Good faith
- Lack of authority
- Statute of limitations
Contact Us Today For a Case Evaluation in Florida
If you are being investigated for mail or wire fraud or have been formally charged with one of these crimes, time is not on your side. Call (727) 497-7824 immediately to schedule your case evaluation with a mail and wire fraud expert. Our team is committed to working tirelessly to ensure the best outcome in your case.