Scranton Wire Fraud Lawyer
Any time interstate wires such as television, radio, telephone, or internet are used in fraudulent or deceitful schemes to obtain money, assets, or property, it is considered to be wire fraud. Wire fraud is almost always considered to be a federal offense because it violates interstate commerce. If you have been charged with wire fraud, you need to realize how serious of an offense this is. Federal charges are major charges to be facing and in order to combat these you will need assistance from an attorney at our firm.
Wire Fraud: Charges & Penalties
Many individuals come to our lawyers wondering about the possible penalties they might face if they are convicted of wire fraud. As your attorney will tell you, the exact penalties will depend upon the scope of the crime as well as the type of victim involved in the crime. If the crime was committed to defraud a business entity, you might face substantial fines and up to 20 years in a federal prison. If mail fraud was committed against a financial institution, the penalties will significantly increase to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $1,000.000. Federal cases will be handled by federal judges, and it will ultimately be up to them to decide what the sentence will be if convicted of mail fraud. They will take into consideration the above mentioned factors, sentencing guidelines, and the defendant's criminal record.
Regardless of the circumstances of your wire fraud charges, you should speak with a white collar crime attorney as soon as possible. The more time your lawyer has to work on preparing your defense, the more your case will benefit in the future. Federal cases require thorough investigations and your attorney will need adequate time in which to gather helpful information and evidence in your case, so do not hesitate to consult with a lawyer at our firm today so they can begin working hard to defend you.