Philadelphia Mail and Wire Fraud Attorney
Charges of mail and wire fraud can lead to severe penalties. Due to the nature of the crime, cases are prosecuted in federal criminal court and investigated by the US Postal Inspection Service. Federal court is far different from state court. Defense attorneys are required to be admitted to practice in the particular court the charges are filed. Therefore, it is important to know what defense attorneys practice in federal court.
At Boyle and Jasari, our staff has extensive experience in federal courts throughout the nation. If you or a loved one face federal charges, call our Philadelphia mail and wire fraud attorneys via our online contact form or call (202) 860-3007.
Why Choose Boyle and Jasari?
Attorney Dennis Boyle is an accomplished white-collar criminal defense lawyer. Practicing in federal and civil courts throughout the United States and internationally, he has tried over 200 jury trials to verdict.
Among his achievements;
- Attorney Dennis Boyle frequently lectures at national and international venues on complex matters, including the Bank Secrecy Act, International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Anti-Money Laundering, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- He spent more than a decade as a prosecutor, giving him a unique insight into white-collar defense
- Formerly served as a Navy Judge Advocate, First Assistant District Attorney, and Special Assistant US Attorney
If you have been charged with mail or wire fraud, Attorney Dennis Boyle is highly knowledgeable in complex litigation. Call today.
What Can a Philadelphia Mail and Wire Fraud Attorney Do for My Case?
At Boyle and Jasari, our Philadelphia mail and wire fraud attorneys understand criminal charges are life-altering. When your freedom, reputation, family, career, and future are on the line, you need an aggressive criminal defense team by your side.
Attorney Dennis Boyle will;
- First, seek to understand your point of view
- Conduct an investigation by gathering the factual evidence of the case, interviewing witnesses and other relevant parties
- Retain investigators and experts, as needed
In some cases, a thorough investigation may persuade a prosecutor to dismiss a case. However, if your matter must proceed to trial, Attorney Dennis Boyle will use his skills and expertise to advocate on your behalf.
How Are Mail and Wire Fraud Defined in Pennsylvania?
Mail and wire fraud are very similar. Fraud is a serious offense that involves using wrongful or criminal deceit for personal or financial gain. According to the United State Department of Justice;
- Mail fraud is defined as using the US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, or any interstate carrier service to commit fraud. Examples of mail fraud include;
- Looking through someone’s mail for sensitive and personal information, like credit cards or prescription medications
- Bribing a city official through the mail
- Sending out documents that are disguised as government forms to solicit social security and account numbers
- Wire fraud, on the other hand, uses wired communications like email and cellphones to commit fraud. Examples of wire fraud include;
- Using email to solicit personal information
- Calling or texting someone to sell a car you do not own
- Calling someone to say they owe back taxes to the IRS and need to pay a certain sum of money immediately
Penalties for mail and wire fraud can vary. The court considers the number of victims the defendant targeted, the value of the assets fraudulently obtained, and if there is a criminal past.
In general, a conviction of mail or wire fraud can lead to the following penalties;
- Fines up to $500,000 or a fine of $1 million if the fraud involves federal disaster relief or a financial institution
- A prison sentence of 20-30 years, depending on the target
- Restitution to victims
- At a minimum, a conviction could lead to probation in lieu of time in prison
Contact Boyle and Jasari, Today
If you or a loved one is the target of a mail or wire fraud investigation, call Boyle and Jasari, today. Our Philadelphia wire and mail fraud lawyers have the experience and expertise to protect your reputation, assets, career, and freedom. Contact our Philadelphia mail and wire fraud lawyers by clicking here or calling (202) 860-3007.