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Mail Fraud

Federal Mail Fraud Charges

Arrested? Speak with a Newport Beach white collar crimes attorney!

Using the U.S postal service as a means of carrying out some scheme in order to illegally obtain money or property can result in a federal mail fraud charge. This is a type of white collar crime, and such crimes often carry even harsher penalties since federal agencies are typically involved, such as the FBI. If you or a loved one has been accused of mail fraud, you can’t wait to retain aggressive representation from a Newport Beach criminal defense attorney.

What makes the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes different is our considerable recognition for success and commitment to obtaining the best outcomes possible for our clients. Attorney Hughes practices solely criminal defense and has been rated Superb by Avvo and has been ranked by Los Angeles Magazine as a Top Attorney in 2012 thanks to his tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients in fighting for theri defense.

What is involved in mail fraud?

Mail fraud can come in many forms, but the intent is always to unlawfully obtain funds through the mails. The firm is here to defend you, however, when you are charged with any type of fraud.

Common types of mail fraud include:

  • Mortgage fraud
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Insurance fraud
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Check kiting

Mail fraud convictions can result in a 20 year prison sentence and a fine, unless the scheme involved the solvency of a financial institution, in which case the punishment can be 30 years in prison with a fine of $1,000,000.

The prosecution will need to prove that you knowingly took part in a fraudulent scheme and you used the mail to perpetrate this scheme. Using a false name can result in being charged with a second crime.

Get Dedicated Legal Defense Today

You need the advice of a knowledgeable Newport Beach white collar crimes attorney when facing such mail fraud charges. These can result in serious penalties even if you do not believe you were acting illegally or in bad faith. You can unknowingly and detrimentally affect your case if you interact with federal investigator without skilled representation.

Talk to the firm today for crucial legal counsel when you face any type of white collar crime charges.

Call the firm to review the details of your case—(714) 987-2671!

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