Phoenix Mail Fraud Lawyer
Wire fraud is similar to money laundering in that it is what is considered a “catch-all” for a number of crimes. In fact, a person charged with mail fraud is usually charged with a number of other crimes. The allegation, however, is that you used the United States Postal Service to commit a crime. These are very serious charges and they need to be treated as such.
The charges are so serious that you will need to speak to your attorney as soon as possible so that work on your defense can begin. The sooner work begins on your case, the better. The appropriate experts and other individuals can be consulted to build your defense.
Types of Mail Fraud
Mail fraud is committed in a number of ways. One of the most common is when drug dealers use the U.S. mail to send controlled substances to their buyers. Cocaine and marijuana are common substances that are sent through the mail. If a postal inspector feels that a package is suspicious, they can obtain a search warrant that allows them to open the package and inspect what is inside. If the contents of the package are fine, then the contents will be repackaged and delivered as usual. If a package is picked up by someone on behalf of the person it was sent to and that package contains drugs, they can also be charged with mail fraud on top of any drug charges that may apply.
Another example of mail fraud is when fraudulent marketing materials are mailed to potential victims. Overall, the crime is one that involves trying to fraudulently gain money using the postal service. That also makes this a federal crime that will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Depending upon the act that was being committed using the mail, the prison sentence is going to vary. Mail fraud in itself can constitute a rather lengthy prison sentence and fines that the court deems appropriate for the crime.
Talk To A Phoenix Federal Crimes Attorney
To avoid a lengthy prison sentence, Myles A. Schneider will look at every aspect of your case to determine where the prosecution may be weak in their case. There is such a thing as being falsely accused or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When one of those is the case, it must be proven aggressively so that you can move on with your life.
Contact An Arizona Mail Fraud Attorney
You may have already found out that you are under investigation for mail fraud and have yet to be charged or maybe you have been charged. Regardless at what phase you are in within the process, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney by your side that will aggressively defend you. Myles A. Schneider has defended clients in a long list of white collar cases and is ready to help you reach a fair outcome in your case. Call us at 602-926-7373 for a free consultation.