Mail Fraud

What is mail fraud?

Fraud refers to a deliberate act in which the perpetrator deceives the target in order to obtain money, property or services. With mail fraud, the act is largely performed via the mail. These charges cover the USPS as well as commercial carriers like Federal Express (Fed Ex) and United Parcel Service (UPS)

Federal Mail Fraud Attorney in New York and New Jersey

If you are facing wire fraud or mail fraud charges, retaining an experienced mail fraud lawyer right away is of the utmost importance. These are serious charges that often result in very serious consequences. First, gain an understanding of what mail fraud and wire fraud entail to increase your odds of achieving a positive outcome.

What does the federal prosecutor have to prove in mail fraud?

To prove charges of mail fraud, a prosecutor has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant used the mail to carry out a scheme with the intent to commit fraud. Many times, mail fraud is charged in conjunction with other federal offenses such as insider trading, money laundering and bank fraud.

What to Do if You are Facing Mail Fraud Charges?

Indictments for mail fraud usually are brought after detailed, lengthy investigations by the federal government. Therefore, you may become aware of the issue while still being investigated. If so, you should contact a skilled federal criminal defense attorney as soon as you are informed of the investigation, or as soon as you receive notice of the charges. The sooner a skilled attorney can start working on your case, the likelier it is that attorney can intercede and determine what the best course of action is for you. For example, your attorney may be able prevent charges from ever being brought in the first place, or they may be successful in getting charges dropped.

Contact us.

If you have been charged or are under investigation for mail fraud, contact New Jersey and New York mail fraud lawyer Lorraine Gauli-Rufo at LGR law as soon as possible. And remember- do not speak to the government or any agent without an attorney present.

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