Skip to Content
Wire Fraud

Wire Fraud

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
  • Embezzlement
  • 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!

Contact Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes Today!

We’re Ready to Help

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy


  • California's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars SM for 2015
  • Ranked a Top Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine in 2012
  • Preeminent Client Rating on Martindale-Hubbell
  • Former Marine Military Police Officer
  • Free Case Consultations
  • Superb Rated on Avvo