Mail Fraud Defense in Brooklyn

Protecting Your Criminal Record

Mail fraud and wire fraud are federal criminal offenses used to charge a wide variety of criminal activity. The penalties are severe and require strong criminal defense. If you have been arrested on either mail fraud or wire fraud you are urged to contact Attorney Levine at the firm for vigorous defense.

Mail Fraud

Mail fraud may be charged for using the mails to carry on any fraudulent scheme. Anyone using the mail to obtain funds by misrepresentation is vulnerable. The maximum penalty is five years in jail and up to $100,000 in fines. The postal service has inspectors throughout the country alert to mail fraud violations. If there is sufficient evidence inspectors may seek court orders to block mail where there is a threat to public health or safety.

Wire Fraud

This is a similar charge for the use of electronic means to forward a fraudulent scheme including wire, radio or television. To prove the charge, the government must establish a material misrepresentation, intent to defraud and use of telecommunications. The prison sentence is a possible 20 years or, if a financial institution is hurt, up to 30 years with a fine of up to $1,000,000.

Relentless Defense You Can Count on

At The Law Offices of David E. Levine we vigorously represent clients in the Brooklyn area charged with Mail Fraud or Wire Fraud. Given the severity of the penalties we work relentlessly against conviction. If the government has violated our client's constitutional rights, we move for the suppression of illegally obtained evidence. We advance defenses based on lack of fraudulent intent and truth of representation. We doggedly resist efforts by the government to prejudice the jury against our client and insist that the jury find our client innocent if the government fails to fully prove its case.

We have successfully obtained many dismissals or acquittals of charges. If you have been charged with either mail fraud or wire fraud, we urge you to contact our defense lawyer at once. We will go over the matter with you, advise you of what you can expect and how we will defend you.

Contact our attorneys at the firm to discuss mail fraud or wire fraud charges.