Mail fraud is defined as “(1) a scheme to defraud a person or entity of money or property and (2) use of the U.S. Postal Service or interstate carrier in furtherance of or attempting to execute the scheme.”
This is a serious felony offense that comes with harsh penalties including fines and prison time.
If you have been arrested, accused or are under suspicion of mail fraud, contact a qualified Minneapolis mail fraud lawyer as soon as possible. The quicker you make the call, the faster we can help you out of this sticky legal situation.
MAIL FRAUD AND OTHER FRAUD CRIMES
Mail fraud is often attached to additional fraud crime allegations such as mortgage fraud, credit card fraud and real estate fraud. What this means is that if you use the mail system to post additional fraudulent documents, such as a falsified mortgage document or a falsified tax statement, then you could be looking at even stricter penalties.
Mail fraud is often classified under white collar crimes as many mail fraud crimes occur at the office or as part as a business scheme. White collar crimes often attract plenty of unwanted media attention which is why it is critical to seek legal advice sooner rather than later. The last thing you need during this confusing time is public scrutiny.
MAIL FRAUD LEGAL DEFENSE
Just because of you have accused of mail fraud does not make you automatically guilty. The government must prove that you intentionally and knowingly created a scheme to defraud someone and that the mail or interstate carrier was used for this purpose. There are a number of defense tactics you can take when facing a mail fraud conviction. Perhaps you did not know what you were doing was a crime or perhaps the entire allegations are simply a big misunderstanding or case of mistaken identity. Do not risk this criminal conviction. Our attorneys will assess your case, gather evidence, speak to experts and determine the best strategy to use in your situation.