Experienced Criminal Defense for Mail or Wire Fraud Charges
A high percent of federal indictments are for mail fraud or wire fraud. These charges are usually easier to prove than the underlying crime and allow prosecutors to cast a wider net. A conviction for wire or mail fraud is punished just as severely as other fraud charges, giving the prosecution better leverage.
The law firm of Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., offers skilled and vigorous criminal defense against charges of fraud and conspiracy, including mail fraud and wire fraud. Our Brooklyn and Queens lawyers will force the government to prove every element of its case and position you for the most favorable result possible. Contact us to learn how we can mount an aggressive attack into the allegations against you.
Brooklyn and Queens Wire Fraud Attorneys
Mail fraud and wire fraud are closely related. They can be standalone charges, but commonly they are included in a multiple-count indictment. Mail fraud means using the U.S. mail in any way to further a fraud or a conspiracy to defraud — fraudulent billing of government agencies or other telltale documents. Wire fraud refers to any electronic device or electronic communication used in the furtherance of a fraud — phone or cellphone conversations, emails or text messages, Internet use, faxes or wire transfers. The definition of wire fraud is expanding as new technologies proliferate, and may extend to additional charges such as money laundering or obstruction of justice.
If you believe you are under investigation for mail fraud/wire fraud, it is critical to seek legal counsel before talking to investigators. Attorneys Howard A. Schwartz and Nicole L. Krysinskihave extensive experience in white collar crime defense. They can gauge the strength of the government’s evidence and determine where you stand, including the criminal penalties and collateral consequences you may be facing.
We know that innocent people or bit players can get caught up in a broad investigation of fraud. For example, we recently represented a doctor who was recruited by a medical company that was subsequently accused of defrauding patients. The doctor was charged with mail fraud simply because he performed and billed for medical procedures.
Defending Wire and Mail Fraud Charges
The physical evidence or electronic trail is hard to refute. However, the prosecution must prove criminal intent. We defend clients by showing that they were not willingly or knowingly involved in any collusion to defraud, or by arguing that the acts did not constitute fraud.
By intervening early in the investigation, we may be able to affect the government’s charging decisions — fewer counts, lesser charges or ideally no charges filed at all. The circumstances of your specific case will dictate the direction we take, but we will exhaust every possible defense and every mitigating factor. Our goal is to avoid or minimize prison time and limit the impact on professional licenses or employment, and on your life, your family and your future.
Contact Our Brooklyn Mail Fraud Attorneys
To schedule contact our New York law firm online or call Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., at 718-643-9333. We can also be reached 24 hours a day at 718-208-6094 or 917-309-3678.