Miami Wire Fraud Lawyer
Federal Crimes Attorney in Miami, Florida
Attempting or carrying out a scheme to defraud others, by wire, radio or television constitutes the federal crime of wire fraud. If you or someone you know has been accused of wire fraud in South Florida, you do not have much time to consult an attorney and involve him or her in your case. From the moment you are under investigation by federal agencies, your rights are at risk of being violated and you are in danger of facing federal charges.
Wire fraud in particular is an extremely serious federal crime that may be punishable by up to 20 years in prison, along with excessive fines. Wire fraud may be committed in relation to other forms of fraud, such as credit card fraud or bank fraud, as well as other federal crimes such as identity theft, computer hacking, and government fraud. Virtually any criminal offense may be related to wire fraud if interstate wires were used in the commission of the crime, or even in the attempt to commit the offense. The only requirement is that some form of information was sent via the internet, radio or television for the purpose of defrauding others. Whether the attempt was successful is not relevant - only the attempt.
If a financial institution was targeted or affected by wire fraud, the defendant may face up to 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, or both by a fine and imprisonment.
Contact a Miami Wire Fraud Defense Attorney
Although it may seem there is no chance that you can avoid a conviction for wire fraud, there are actually various defense strategies a competent attorney may be able to use to protect your rights. For example, what if the evidence the prosecution is attempting to use against you was collected unlawfully or was improperly processed? What if federal law enforcement agencies violated procedure in some way while investigating or preparing your case? Even a single mistake may result in key evidence being inadmissible.
Find out how you can fight your wire fraud charges. Contact Miami wire fraud lawyer Michael Mirer today.