Charged with a wire fraud offense?
Wire Fraud is considered a serious crime under federal law. There are 2 major factors that determine if a crime is wire fraud:
- One willfully devised or intended to devise a scheme or means to defraud another person of money or property with the intent to defraud.
- They must do it through the use of interstate wire facilities, such as telephone, television, email or the Internet.
The penalties for wire fraud are stiff fines or imprisonment for up to 20 years, or both. However, 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.
If you are being investigated for or have been arrested for wire fraud it is crucial to your defense that you contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney that is qualified to handle and investigate this type of crime on your behalf. These types of crimes are generally investigated over a period of time by law enforcement as they build their case. Telephone activity, financial records of various types, and email or Internet traffic is liable to be examined. In some cases investigators and prosecutors may reach out to suspects in the hopes of further incriminating them, obtaining further evidence, widening their investigation or acquiring a plea bargain. It is vital that anyone arrested for or under investigation for wire fraud consult with a criminal defense lawyer at Cron, Israels & Stark. Our firm will inform you of your rights and act as your legal advocate during the investigation.
The Benefits of Exceptional Legal Federal Defense
Only 358 attorneys throughout the state carry the title of Certified Criminal Specialist. At Cron, Israels & Stark, two of our partners carry this title. You need someone you can trust who has the background and experience to skillfully assist you regarding a wire fraud investigation. In some cases we’ve been able to pre-empt an investigation by vigorously defending our clients’ rights and steering investigators in another direction. Let our firm help you through this difficult situation by contacting our office today.