Experienced Orlando Wire Fraud Lawyer at Dicembre & Nace

Criminal Defense - Areas of Practice

Florida Wire Fraud Defense Attorney

Defense Against Wire Fraud Charges

Florida Wire Fraud Defense Attorney Michael DicembreWire fraud, in the United States Code, is any criminally fraudulent activity that has been determined to have involved electronic communications of any kind, at any phase of the event. The involvement of electronic communications adds to the severity of the penalty, so that it is greater than the penalty for fraud that is otherwise identical except for the non-involvement of electronic communications. As in the case of mail fraud, the federal statute is often used as a basis for a separate, federal prosecution of what would otherwise have been a violation only of a state law.

Wire fraud is codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and reads as follows:

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, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, 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.

The Fraud Defense Attorneys at Dicembre Law represent the legal rights and goals of those facing criminal wire fraud charges in Orlando, Winter Park or in any other place in Orange County and the surrounding Central Florida areas. For a free confidential legal consultation, please call (407) 649-1999, or use our online form and we will contact you back shortly.

Wire fraud is a white collar crime which does not require the actual scheme to be completed, as long as prosecutors and prove the defendant had the ability and intent to to carry out the scheme to defraud others. Prosecutors may often build a case with as little as a person or group of persons which have materials or information in there possession which could lead to a plan of wire fraud to be carried out.

Wire fraud is considered a form of government fraud, and may involve more than one person, a group of individuals or organized crime faction. Penalties for a wire fraud conviction under federal law may be severe, including up to a 20 to 30 Year Minimum Federal Prison Sentence, and $1,000,000 Fine.

Prosecutors in a wire fraud criminal case must prove, beyond a shadow of doubt:

  • The defendant knowingly and willfully developed a scheme to defraud a person, business or other group or association for the purpose of obtaining money or property by means of false pretenses, representations or promises.
  • The defendant knowingly delivered communications by means of wire transmission in interstate commerce for the purpose defrauding a person, business or other group or association.

If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding wire fraud charge defense or other criminal defense charges, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Orlando wire fraud defense lawyer. Contact us today at (407) 649-1999 to schedule a free confidential legal consultation. We have help many clients in the past and would be honored to work for you too.

The goal of an experienced wire fraud defense attorney 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.

When an individual is charged with wire fraud, or any other criminal offense, it is important to be well informed regarding the charges against you, your legal rights, options which may be available to you, viable defense strategies, and if the case goes to trial, aggressive defense of your legal rights and freedoms.

Contact our Experienced Florida Wire Fraud Lawyers in Orlando

If you require professional legal services regarding wire fraud charge defense or other criminal defense issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Orlando wire fraud defense attorney. Contact the Florida defense law firm Dicembre & Nace today at (407) 649-1999 and schedule a free consultation. You may also fill out the online form provided on this page and we will contact you back shortly.

Follow us in Twitter