Federal prosecutors aggressively prosecute fraud cases. Mail fraud and wire fraud are two of the most common federal charges and frequently are brought alone or with other charges. The essence of mail fraud and wire fraud charges is an allegation that someone participated in a 'scheme to defraud.'
For these charges to be brought, there is a further requirement that the fraud scheme used the mail or an electronic communication that crossed state lines. This requirement exists to allow the federal court to have jurisdiction, without this 'interstate nexus' the case would have to be brought in a state court (such as Theft by Swindle in Minnesota). Federal court frequently brings much harsher penalties than state court, and it has its own set of judges, practices, rules, and even laws. It is therefore crucial that experienced federal defense attorneys get involved in federal fraud cases.
Some typical examples of the types of fraud where federal mail and wire fraud charges might be made are:
Check kiting schemes
In order to prove mail or wire fraud scheme, the prosecution must establish the person had specific intent to defraud. The prosecution can be try to do this in a number of different ways, and a skilled defense attorney can push back on that by advocating for their client and arguing their client had no intent to do anything wrong.
Having the skilled dedicated wire fraud attorneys from Birrell Criminal Defense fighting wire or mail fraud charges on your behalf can make a difference. These are complicated matters that need to be handled carefully. Federal fraud cases are fact-intensive and involve complicated oegal questions.
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