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Orlando, Florida Mail Fraud Defense Attorney

Defense Against Mail Fraud Charges in Florida

Florida Mail Fraud Defense Lawyer Michael DicembreMail fraud is an offense under the United States federal law and one that requires the hiring of a highly experienced mail fraud defense lawyer. Mail fraud includes any scheme that attempts to unlawfully obtain money or valuables in which the postal system is used at any point in the commission of a criminal offense. Mail fraud is covered by Title 18 of the United States Code, Chapter 63.

Chapter 63 states: Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, or to sell, dispose of, loan, exchange, alter, give away, distribute, supply, or furnish or procure for unlawful use any counterfeit or spurious coin, obligation, security, or other article, or anything represented to be or intimated or held out to be such counterfeit or spurious article, for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice or attempting so to do, places in any post office or authorized depository for mail matter, any matter or thing whatever to be sent or delivered by the Postal Service, or deposits or causes to be deposited any matter or thing whatever to be sent or delivered by any private or commercial interstate carrier, or takes or receives there-from, any such matter or thing, or knowingly causes to be delivered by mail or such carrier according to the direction thereon, or at the place at which it is directed to be delivered by the person to whom it is addressed, any such matter or thing, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If the violation affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.

Types of Mail Fraud Crimes

Mail fraud crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-shipment of items which were paid for;
  • Misrepresentation of items, products or materials;
  • Impersonation;
  • Fake promotional checks;
  • And fraudulent shipment of items requiring a signature to later demand a payment from an unsuspecting signer.

Mail Fraud Penalties

Mail fraud, a felony and a Federal crime, is a serious criminal offense which, if convicted, may carry hefty fines, penalties and / or extensive prison terms. These punishments may include up to 30 Years in Federal Prison and a $100,000 Fine

If in the course of an investigation of a wire fraud, it is discovered that a defendant had successfully carried out and profited from a mail fraud scheme, additional charges may be added, such as theft, tax evasion or any other crime which may be included as a result of the defendants actions.

Our experienced mail fraud defense attorneys' goal is to seek to have the charges dropped, reduced, seek probation instead of jail or prison time, and when necessary, ensure you are given the best possible defense in a trial.

Our Orlando criminal defense law firm also understands the stress the accused and his/her family go through when charged with a criminal offense an the difference it can make when we are available to answer questions about their case. For this reason we make sure our clients are well informed regarding the charges against them, their legal rights, options which may be available to them, viable defense strategies, and if the case goes to trial, aggressive defense of their legal rights and freedoms.

Contact our Orlando Mail Fraud Defense Lawyers in Florida

If you have been chanrged with mail fraud or with any other taype of fraud in Florida, or if you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding mail fraud charge defense, contact our Orlando mail fraud defense attorneys as soon as possible at (407) 649-1999 or fill out our online form for a free confidential consultation. Our early interventation might be crucial to the outcome of the case. We have represented many clients in the past and will be honored to represent you too.

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