Federal Criminal Lawyer Defending Mail Fraud Crimes
If you are being investigated for mail fraud the investigation is going to revolve around two specific points:
- Did one willfully and intentionally devise or intend to devise a scheme or means to defraud another person of money or property
- Was the fraud carried out using the postal system in some way
Mail fraud is covered under 18 U.S. Code § 1341 – Frauds and swindles. This statute is often used as a basis for a separate federal prosecution of what would otherwise have been only a violation of a state law. Being investigated or charged with mail fraud is a serious federal offense and it is vital that anyone being investigated for it obtain the help of a capable Los Angeles criminal defense attorney that can fully assist you regarding the allegations.
Fighting Federal Charges in Los Angeles
Prosecutors and investigators will be aggressive in pursuing charges and it can be a fairly long, drawn out and nerve wracking process. If an individual is convicted of mail fraud they face stiff fines or imprisonment for up to 20 years, or both. If the violation affects a financial institution like a bank, the fine can go as high as $1,000,000 or imprisonment up to 30 years, or both.
Any federal investigation is a serious matter and it is not a situation where you want to go it alone. Our legal staff knows how federal prosecutors think and act in this kind of an investigation, and can base our defense on our extensive experience. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, you can be assured that you will be working with a knowledgeable attorney from our firm who will help facilitate the best outcome possible regarding the investigation. Contact Cron, Israels & Stark at the onset of a mail fraud investigation. You will be able to meet with an accomplished criminal defense lawyer who can guide you through the process and advise you on what your best legal options are.