Protect Yourself Against Mail Fraud Charges
Many people do not understand the serious implications of a mail fraud charge, nor do they know what constitutes mail fraud until they have been investigated or charged.
As an attorney with extensive experience in this area of law, I, Peter Katz, offer seasoned and proven guidance and representation if you have been charged, accused or are under investigation. Please call my office, the Law Offices of Peter Katz, at 609-900-2648 to arrange a free consultation. I can help you understand what is at stake and advise you of what to do and what not to do in your situation.
What Is Mail Fraud?
Mail fraud is commonly charged under federal law. It is fraudulent conduct that involves using the mail, but what most people fail to realize is that “mail” means more than just the United States Postal Service (USPS).
In these cases, “mail” can also mean documents that were sent through a variety of interstate carriers including UPS, FedEx and DHL. Using any commercial carrier that provides interstate commerce for that purpose may result in a mail fraud charge. Mail fraud is prohibited by 18 U.S.C. Section 1341.
What Does It Take To Be Convicted Of Mail Fraud?
To secure a conviction, the government will need to show three things beyond a reasonable doubt.
The three proofs for a conviction are:
- That you engaged in a scheme to defraud
- That the object of the scheme was either property or money
- That a mail service was used to further the scheme
Often, mail fraud is charged alongside other financial crimes like health care, wire and securities fraud as well as bank and computer fraud.
The Penalties Of Mail Fraud
The penalties for mail fraud may be severe. There is a maximum sentence of 20 years of incarceration, and up to 30 years of incarceration and a $1 million fine when the criminal conduct affected a financial institution. With so much at stake, is in your best interest to secure legal representation. it is always advised that you attain representation as soon as you can. However, retaining an attorney at any point in the process is always favorable to having no legal support.
Reach Out To Me To Discuss Your Options
I know you are very concerned about what happens next. I have extensive experience with mail fraud and other white collar charges. My track record with these cases reflects my commitment to my clients and my drive to achieve favorable outcomes on behalf of them. Schedule your free consultation by calling 609-900-2648 or connecting with me via website contact email. I serve clients in both New York and New Jersey, including Princeton and Mercer County.