A Defense To Mail Fraud Charges
Mail fraud is a serious felony offense that comes with harsh penalties, including fines and prison time. It’s generally 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.”
If you have been arrested, accused or are under suspicion of a fraud crime, 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 a sticky legal situation.
Mail Fraud Is Frequently Attached To Other Charges
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 it often occurs at the office or as part of 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.
A Strong Legal Defense
Just because you have been 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 defenses you may be able to assert. Perhaps the allegations are a misunderstanding or a case of mistaken identity. Do not risk a criminal conviction. Call Rivers Law Firm, P.A., at 612-915-0355 or send a message for a free case evaluation.