White Collar Crimes Lawyer in Newport Beach, CA
Wire fraud is any fraudulent act which makes use of electronic communications
to carry out a scheme to illegally obtain money or property. Such communication
can refer to the use of telephones, faxes, or the internet. Those charged
with wire fraud can face federal charges which usually carry much harsher
penalties than state charges, meaning you need to seek out a tenacious
Newport Beach white collar crimes attorney to protect you.
At the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes, you have access to a highly-reputable
criminal defense attorney: Attorney Hughes has been included in the 2015
listing of California
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars and has earned a Superb rating from Avvo, their highest ranking. These
testify to Attorney Hughes’ deep understanding of criminal law on
the federal level and resilient pursuit of positive outcomes for his clients.
Other Charges Tied to Wire Fraud
The federal government often investigates accusations of wire fraud in
connection with other federal offense. If more than one individual is
involved in the scheme, the government can bring down conspiracy charges as well.
Similar crimes which can be tied to wire fraud include:
- Money laundering
- Tax fraud
- Identity theft
- Internet crimes
- Credit card fraud
- False statement on bank records
- Securities fraud
A wire fraud conviction can ruin your life—you could face fines and
up to 20 years in prison. If the alleged scheme affected a financial institution,
you could face fines of up to $1,000,000 and up to 30 years in prison.
Get the Defense You Need
If you acted in good faith and had no intention to defraud anyone, a dedicated
Newport Beach white collar crimes lawyer can argue that your good faith
means you should not be charged with fraud. The firm can demonstrate this
by proving you had no financial motive for depriving a person of property
or that you attempted to make appropriate reparations for the victim’s
loss after learning of it. The firm is committed to your defense and protecting
your freedom at all costs.
Speak with the award-winning Newport criminal defense attorney at the Law
Offices of Scott D. Hughes to understand the charges you are facing and
how the firm can help you.
The firm is ready to help so call right away—(714) 987-2671!