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Understanding Mail and Wire Fraud with a Montclair Mail Fraud Lawyer

If you are facing wire fraud or charges, retaining an experienced Montclair mail fraud lawyer right away is of the utmost importance. These are serious charges that often result in very serious consequences. First, gain an understanding of what mail fraud and wire fraud entail to increase your odds of achieving a positive outcome.

What are Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud?

Fraud refers to a deliberate act in which the perpetrator deceives the target in order to obtain money, property or services. With mail fraud, the act is largely performed via the mail. These charges cover the USPS as well as commercial carriers. Wire fraud refers to fraud that is largely conducted over communication devices such as the Internet, the telephone, the radio, the television or the radio.

How are Mail and Wire Fraud Prosecuted?

To prove charges of mail fraud or wire fraud, a prosecutor has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant used a communication device or the mail to carry out a scheme with the intent to commit fraud. Many times, mail fraud and wire fraud charges are made in conjunction with other charges. Insider trading and are common examples.

What to Do if You are Facing Wire or Mail Fraud Charges

Indictments for mail fraud and wire fraud come down after detailed, lengthy investigations. Therefore, you may become aware of the issue while still being investigated. If so, it’s in your best interests to retain a skilled attorney before the indictment is made. Otherwise, hire an experienced lawyer as quickly after being indicted as you can. The sooner a skilled attorney can start working on your case, the likelier it is that you will end up with a favorable outcome. For example, your attorney may prevent charges from ever being made in the first place, or they may get the charges dropped. Neither possibility is as likely if you wait and do nothing in the meantime.

Hire a Montclair Mail Fraud Lawyer Today

If you’re being investigated for mail or wire fraud or have already been charged, contact Montclair mail fraud lawyer Lorraine Gauli-Rufo today at (973) 239-4300.

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