Mail Fraud Information

Fraudulent activity that uses the mail system to execute its purposes is referred to as mail fraud. Originally, only mail fraud covered schemes using some form of U.S. mail, but now mail fraud could be charged if the crime used any mailing service, including couriers and electronic mail. Any deceitful scheme or fraudulent activity using any mail service could result in federal charges.

To convict an individual of mail fraud, the U.S. attorney must prove that:

  • You Purposefully Created A Scheme To Defraud
  • U.S. Mail Or Another Mailing Carrier Was Used To In Some Capacity To Achieve That End

In many federal cases, mail fraud is added to other criminal charges when mail services of any type were used in the commission of the other offense. Mail fraud is charged as a federal crime, which means the penalties may be significantly more serious than other crimes. Individuals convicted of mail fraud face up to 20 years in prison, fines, or both.

Wire Fraud Information

Wire fraud is a serious charge consisting of someone defrauding another of money or property through the use of electronic means, such as requesting a wire transfer from a bank by radio, telephone, or through signs, pictures, or sounds. Wire fraud penalties vary considerably.

Federal crime law 18 U.S.C. § 1343 clearly states the penalties:

  • When The Affected Party Is An Individual, Penalties Can Reach Up To 20 Years In Prison
  • For Banks, Penalties Go As High As $1 Million In Fines And Up To 30 Years In Prison

When someone is accused of this crime, it has generally been investigated by a federal agency and considerable investigation has typically gone into the charges. That is why it is vitally important that a Las Vegas federal crime attorney is consulted in order to protect your rights.

Skilled Legal Defense for Federal Crimes in Las Vegas

If you have been charged or are under investigation for fraud, you should obtain skilled legal representation. Okabe & Haushalter can look into all aspects of your case and ensure you defended aggressively. As former prosecutors, both Attorney Haushalter and Attorney Okabe are familiar with tactics used by prosecutors in pursuing a conviction; this experience is a significant advantage for our clients. We know that attention to detail and a thorough analysis of the facts of the case is needed to counter any alleged evidence. Our goal as your defense attorneys is to meticulously investigate your case to determine whether the prosecution’s evidence was obtained legally and to file immediate court challenges in cases of rights violations. Contact a Las Vegas fraud attorney to discuss how we may be able to assist you.

What You Need to Know About Wire Fraud

Wire fraud is a somewhat broad crime; it involves deception, promises, intentional leading to false truth and/or other deceiving acts for the purpose of depriving an individual of personal property or money or obtaining money or other property and assets. This can be done through the means of wire transmission, radio, television communication, and more.

As a federal crime, it can be punishable by up to 20 years in a federal prison and/or up to $1,000,000 in fines. As you can see, the penalties for conviction of this federal crime can be extremely harsh and life-altering. If you face charges for wire fraud then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a Las Vegas federal crime attorney from Okabe & Haushalter.

Defend Your Future: Call Okabe & Haushalter Now

Las Vegas federal criminal defense attorneys from Okabe & Haushalter can assist with your case. If you are facing charges of mail or wire fraud, then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a skilled federal crime lawyer from our firm. We are dedicated to the skillful representation of our clients, and we pride ourselves on taking the time to comprehensively understand our clients’ cases and charges. Based on the information that we gather and the specifics of your case, we can build a litigation strategy that is specifically tailored to fight for your rights, goals, and desires regarding your case in court.

If you are facing criminal charges, contact a Las Vegas fraud lawyer from Okabe & Haushalter today. We can help you fight to protect your future.

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