A Broad Criminal Charge
Wire fraud is “a scheme to deprive of property through use of interstate telephone calls or electronic communication, including the internet, wire transfers, and even the use of television and radio.” That means if you used the internet or a mobile phone to commit fraud, you could be facing a federal wire fraud charged.
Each year more and more people are victims of fraud, which is why law enforcement has been cracking down. But you could be falsely accused. If you have been accused, or are under suspicion for wire fraud, contact Rivers Law Firm, P.A., right away.
Types Of Wire Fraud
Wire fraud — similar to mail fraud — is usually considered a federal offense, because the internet spans across state boundaries. Some of the more common wire fraud schemes include:
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Telemarketing fraud
- eBay fraud
- Pyramid or Ponzi schemes
- False advertising
Many wire crime offenses are considered white collar crimes if the event takes place as a business transaction. If you are confronted by the police or anyone else, it is important that you remain quiet and calm. Denying the accusation or trying to explain your side of the story could result in complications in court down the road. Remember anything you say can and will be used against you so it’s best to remain quiet unless a lawyer is present.
Remain Quiet And Ask To Make A Call
A wire fraud conviction is normally considered a felony offense. You may be facing jail time, hefty fines and restitution to the victim.
Many people assume that, when it comes to federal crimes, your penalty and your plea is already decided before you step into court. This is most certainly not the case. Every instance of wire fraud is different. Our attorneys will work with you to assess your case and determine which defense strategy is best for your situation. There are ways to walk away from a wire fraud arrest with a not-guilty verdict. Call 612-915-0355 or send a message to Rivers Law Firm, P.A., as soon as possible.