While wire fraud is one of the most commonly charged federal crimes, every case is unique, and every defense requires careful construction. A conviction for wire fraud can not only decimate your personal and professional life but leave you facing considerable jail time and monumental fines.
When it comes to defending a wire fraud charge, having an accomplished Boca Raton federal wire fraud lawyer on the case from the start is paramount. The expert defense attorneys at Rossen Law Firm can make sure your case gets the attention and quality defense you require.
Of the many forms of federal fraud charges that our Boca Raton lawyers handle, wire fraud is one of the most common that we see prosecuted by federal district courts. There are a few reasons for this, one of the most notable being that wire fraud is a relatively broad-ranging charge. There are several key elements that must be proven in order to achieve a conviction for wire fraud.
The basic elements of wire fraud are as follows:
Wire fraud can be perpetrated against a person or entity. Fraud cases can involve a government agency, federal government program, medical institution, or another party.
The amount of the loss involved is key in the ultimate sentencing guidelines attached to a conviction of wire fraud as well as other federal offenses. A conviction for wire fraud can carry with it a penalty including, but not limited to, up to 20 years behind bars as well as fines ranging as high as $250,000.
As broad as the charge of federal wire fraud is, the prosecution still has to prove that a scheme to cheat someone of something of value occurred, that the scheme involved material untrue representations of fact, and that the defendant intended to defraud. If any of these elements are missing, this can disrupt the prosecution’s entire case, but it is essential to work with an expert Boca Raton attorney who can identify any such weaknesses in a federal wire fraud case from the outset.
There are other defenses that may be usefully deployed in these cases as well. If the accused did not purposely defraud or even made a mistake, these could be plausible defenses against a federal wire fraud charge. If the statute of limitations associated with the alleged crime has run out, this could also be an assertible defense.
Wire fraud is charged so often in federal courts for many reasons, one of which being that the elements attached to this alleged offense are particularly broad. As such, retaining a Boca Raton federal wire fraud lawyer with background and expertise specific to this area of law and the alleged acts it encompasses is vital to the outcome of any such case.
Even if you have been informed that you are under investigation, but no charge has yet been leveled, now is the time to start building your defense. Call our office today to schedule your initial strategy session.
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