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Los Angeles Mail and Wire Fraud Attorneys

Since nearly every aspect of life somehow involves the use of the mails or the telephone, a large number of prosecutions are brought under these statutes. Some of the types of fraud usually indicted under the mail and wire fraud statutes are:

If you are accused or suspected of Mail and Wire Fraud, call us at (800) 458-1488 immediately!

  • Loan fraud (including automobile, real estate, personal, credit card);
  • Telemarketing fraud;
  • Insurance fraud;
  • Any allegedly fraudulent conduct that somehow uses the mail or telephone is suitable for federal prosecutors.

The elements to be proved in mail and wire fraud are essentially the same. Each involves a scheme to defraud involving the use of the mail or wire (telephone, computers, etc.), for the purpose of executing the fraud.

The important thing to remember is that the mailing or phone call need not itself be fraudulent, but must aid in the implementation of the allegedly fraudulent scheme.

The penalty for violation of either the mail or wire fraud statute involves imprisonment for not more than 20 years and a fine. If the fraud affects a financial institution, the maximum sentence is 30 years. A sentence of probation is generally not prohibited. However, probation will be granted only in those cases where the amount of the fraud is sufficiently low. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the imprisonment and fine imposed are primarily based on a calculation of the "loss" amount, that is, the value of the property that was the object of the fraud.

Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help!

First and foremost, you need a Los Angeles criminal attorney with extensive experience in the federal criminal system. Ideally, your attorney should focus exclusively on federal criminal defense.

Second, you need a defense team, not just a single attorney. Your team needs to be thorough, fast and responsive. The feds almost always have a head start against you in case preparation, so your team needs to catch up quickly to level the playing field.

The best time to get a defense team is when you first learn that you are under investigation. Even if the investigation is centered around someone else, if federal agents are talking to you, you need expert counsel immediately.

If charges have not yet been filed, our first goal is to prevent charges from being filed. We have a variety of specific techniques we use to accomplish this.

If charges are filed against you in federal court, it is critical that you have a defense team, not just an individual lawyer. Your defense team must have extensive trial experience in the federal court system. The federal courts are quite different from state courts not only in their procedures but also in the defense strategies and potential punishments.


If you've been accused of a crime, but NOT formally charged yet, call us immediately.


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