New Jersey Wire Fraud Lawyers Protect the Rights of Clients Accused of Federal Wire Fraud Offenses
Have you been indicted on federal wire fraud charges? The federal government prosecutes individuals who use radio, television, or telecommunications services to carry out a fraudulent scheme. A conviction for wire fraud can carry significant penalties, including prison time, fines, and restitution obligations. A criminal record with a wire fraud conviction can also harm your reputation and opportunities for years. Turn to the federal wire fraud defense attorneys of Agre & St. John to protect your rights and future.
Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience in criminal law. We’ve worked on cases as both defense lawyers and prosecutors, giving us critical insight into how criminal charges are prosecuted. We use our knowledge to develop and pursue unique case strategies aimed at securing favorable outcomes in our clients’ cases. We’ve built a well-respected reputation for obtaining great results, which comes from our aggressive advocacy on behalf of our clients. We won’t hesitate to take a case to trial when necessary to defend our client’s innocence and freedom.
If you’ve been arrested and charged with wire fraud, get legal help from the New Jersey wire fraud lawyers at Agre & St. John. Contact our firm for a free initial case evaluation to discuss your options with our experienced legal team.
When facing federal charges, trust Agre & St. John's experienced attorneys to mount a vigorous defense and protect your rights in complex federal criminal cases. Call 856-454-8674 or complete our online contact form for a confidential consultation.
What Are the Federal Wire Fraud Statutes?
The crime of wire fraud involves using electronic communication methods to facilitate or attempt the commission of a fraudulent scheme, such as credit card fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, or tax fraud. Wire fraud can be charged in addition to criminal charges for the underlying fraudulent scheme. The federal wire fraud statute is contained in 18 U.S.C. s. 1343. The statute, molded on the earlier mail fraud statute, makes it illegal for anyone to devise or intend to devise any scheme to defraud or obtain money or property through false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, via transmission by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce.
Because television, radio, and phone/internet communication services are all administered by the federal government, wire fraud offenses may be prosecuted at the federal level. Federal prosecutors will frequently get involved in wire fraud prosecutions when fraudulent schemes involve numerous individual victims, businesses or financial institutions, or the federal government, or involve money or property of significant value. Federal prosecutors will also take up wire fraud cases that are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Secret Service.
Potential Defenses to Wire Fraud Charges
A conviction for wire fraud requires proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you intended to engage in a fraudulent scheme and that you used electronic communications to facilitate the scheme. As a result, you may have potential defenses to wire fraud charges, including:
- You did not intent to commit a fraud
- You were unaware of the fraudulent scheme, such as if you sent an email or fax at the direction of another party without knowledge of the contents of the email or fax
- The electronic communication played no part in committing the fraud
- Another individual used your computer system, IP address, or phone number to send the fraudulent communication without your knowledge or consent
Don't face federal charges alone – schedule a confidential consultation with Agre & St. John's skilled defense team to understand your options and build a robust defense strategy.
Let Our Federal Wire Fraud Defense Attorneys Advocate for Your Rights and Interests
Wire fraud charges can carry severe penalties and consequences if convicted, including prison time, fines, restitution obligations, and a criminal record that may affect your civil rights or ability to obtain employment, education, or housing. You deserve legal advocates who will defend your reputation, freedom, and future. Turn to the New Jersey wire fraud lawyers of Agre & St. John to help you pursue a favorable resolution to your case by:
- Thoroughly investigating the charges against you to obtain evidence we might use to build an effective case strategy
- Evaluating your legal options so we can explain your charges and potential outcomes in your case and provide you with honest, straightforward advice to help you make informed decisions
- Reviewing the facts and evidence in your case and working with computer forensic experts if necessary to develop a compelling, persuasive defense
- Challenging the government’s case by filing motions to exclude evidence or witnesses as inadmissible, irrelevant, or unlawfully obtained in violation of your rights, or moving to dismiss your charges if the government doesn’t have the evidence to bring you to trial
- Pursuing the best possible outcome to your charges, whether through negotiating with the prosecution for fair plea deal if appropriate, or vigorously advocating on your behalf in court if you decide to take your charges to trial
Contact Agre & St. John for a Free Confidential Consultation to Talk to Our New Jersey Wire Fraud Lawyers About Your Legal Options
Because a wire fraud conviction carries serious penalties, you need experienced legal counsel to help you mitigate the consequences of an arrest and prosecution. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how our federal wire fraud defense attorneys will advocate on your behalf to pursue a favorable resolution to your charges.