Wire Fraud

Wire Fraud Lawyer Minnesota

Wire fraud is a criminal act that involves depriving another person of property or money through the use of electronic communications or telephone calls. Electronic communication can involve the internet, television, radio, or a fax machine.

When a person is accused of wire fraud, it can make for a very confusing time. This is especially true since the charge can be connected to another charge, such as mortgage fraud or embezzlement.

If you have been accused of wire fraud, it is important to secure the representation of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. By contacting your attorney as soon as possible, work can immediately begin on the case. The sooner work begins, the stronger the case can be.

Defense Against All Types Of Wire Fraud

Wire fraud is quite similar to mail fraud and, like mail fraud, is typically a federal offense, which means it is tried in federal court. Having an attorney who is well-versed in federal law working on your case can make a significant difference in the outcome. The federal court is very aggressive because of their vast resources available to them.

Common types of offenses that are associated with wire fraud include:

  • Identity theft
  • Credit card fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Telemarketing schemes
  • False advertising
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Internet crimes

In addition to being a federal offense, wire fraud is considered a white collar crime because it is not a violent offense. Instead, it is a form of fraud. It is something that a person can commit as an individual or it can be committed within a business through business transactions. White collar crimes tend to be under the magnifying glass of the media, so one of the responsibilities of your attorney is to preserve your reputation as much as possible. You are innocent until proven guilty and, in some cases, there is no guilt because the charges may have been the result of a misunderstanding or the charges are more serious than the offense itself.

Proving The Facts In Your Case

Proving the facts is what is going to secure the best possible outcome in the case. Having a criminal defense attorney who has experience in federal court and who thoroughly investigates the case can make a great difference in the outcome. Even if conviction is imminent, the end result doesn’t have to be the maximum penalties.

Contact A Minnesota Criminal Lawyer

Wire fraud involves using the telephone system or another form of communication to commit a crime. If you or a loved one has been accused of wire fraud, you do not have to accept the charges and the maximum consequences. With the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can secure the best possible outcome in the case. To learn more about your rights and options, contact me, F.T. Sessoms, at 612-344-1505 and request a consultation as I would be happy to discuss your case with you.