Facing Mail Fraud Charges? Hire a Top Mail Fraud Attorney Today

Federal mail fraud is a serious offense that involves using the mail system or private carriers to carry out schemes to defraud individuals or entities of money or property. This blog post will look into the essentials of federal mail fraud charges, including what constitutes mail fraud, the legal implications involved, and what and what to do if you are threatened or facing such charges.

What is Federal Mail Fraud?

Federal mail fraud is set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 1341. Federal mail fraud occurs when someone devises a scheme to defraud a person or entity of money or property and uses the mail or private carriers (like UPS or FedEx) to execute or attempt to execute that scheme.

The key elements of federal mail fraud are:

A scheme to defraud, another person or entity to gain money or property, and the use of the mail (US Postal Service) or private carriers (FedEx, USPS) to send or receive materials related to the fraudulent scheme. Some common examples of federal mail fraud include phishing scams (sending fraudulent emails or letters to trick recipients into providing personal information), Ponzi schemes, lottery scams (falsely informing victims they’ve won a prize but need to pay a fee to claim it), charity fraud (soliciting donations from victims while fraudulently putting that they are for charities), and investment fraud (providing fake investment opportunities through mailings).  These are just a few of the mail fraud schemes prosecuted by the federal government.

Legal Consequences of Mail Fraud

Mail fraud is a federal crime with severe penalties such as:

  • Imprisonment: Up to 20 years for each count of mail fraud (sometimes 30 years if special circumstances exist), Substantial financial penalties, Restitution (which is repayment to the victims of the fraud), Forfeiture (forfeiting to the Government the money or property you received from the fraud). A period of supervised release after imprisonment. A skilled federal mail fraud attorney can help mitigate the harsh penalties and obtain the best possible outcome.

What are Defenses to Mail Fraud?

The main defenses to mail fraud ae that there was no intent to fraud, no fraudulent scheme.   But your attorney should work closely with you to determine if other defenses apply, or if it appears that the Government will not be able to prove the charges against you. Remember, the Government has the burden of proving each and every element against you beyond a reasonable doubt.

When to hire a federal criminal defense mail fraud attorney?

If you are approached by a federal agent (the FBI, IRS, SEC, DEA, etc.) wanting to talk to you, or if you are charged with a federal criminal matter, you should immediately contact an experienced and knowledgeable federal criminal defense attorney.  As noted above, the legal implications are severe, and the stakes are high. Understanding the complexities of mail fraud and seeking the right legal representation is crucial in order to navigate this challenging situation. You need a knowledgeable federal criminal defense attorney by your side who has experience and success in dealing with the federal government.

Understanding the Role of a Mail Fraud Attorney

When it comes to defending against federal mail fraud charges, LGR Law stands out for several reasons:

  1. Extensive Experience: We have nearly 35 years of experience in federal and state criminal law, and have handled many mail fraud matters.
  2. Proven Track Record: Our team has successfully defended numerous clients against mail fraud charges, achieving favorable outcomes, including dismissed charges, many probationary sentences, and many reduced sentences.
  3. Personalized Attention: We understand that every case is unique and provide tailored legal solutions to meet the specific needs of each client.
  4. Dedicated Team: We have a dedicated team led by Lorraine Gauli-Rufo, a highly respected attorney known for her legal acumen and commitment to her clients, LGR Law is dedicated to providing the best possible criminal defense
  5. Comprehensive Legal Support: From initial consultation to courtroom representation, we offer complete legal support to ensure that your case is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail. Our paralegals, attorneys, and support staff work together to ensure you receive the best possible defense.
  6. Client-Centered Approach: At LGR Law, our clients’ needs and concerns are our top priority. We work closely with you to develop a defense strategy that aligns with your goals and circumstances, making sure we keep you informed along the way.

The Bottom Line

Facing federal mail fraud charges is a daunting experience that requires the knowledge, experience, and commitment of a skilled federal mail fraud attorney.  Understanding the complexities of mail fraud cases and the potential consequences is essential for protecting your rights and your freedom.

At LGR Law, we provide personalized, top-notch legal representation to help you navigate the challenges of your case and achieve the best possible outcome. With our extensive experience, proven track record, and dedicated team, we are committed to protecting your rights and ensuring your future.

Do not face mail fraud charges alone—reach out to the LGR Law team for the support you need.

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