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Mail Fraud Law

Mail Fraud Legal DefenseIf you have been accused of wire or mail fraud, you need an experienced white collar criminal defense lawyer to help you fight against the charges. Albuquerque criminal defense attorney Erlinda Ocampo Johnson can provide an experienced and aggressive defense on your behalf.

Wire, Mail Fraud, and the Law

Mail fraud is defined by the law as a scheme to deprive another of property or services via mail or wire, i.e. television and radio.

According to the law, there are three elements to a mail fraud case that are considered by the court:

  • Intent to commit the act of fraud
  • A scheme to commit the act of fraud
  • The actual act of fraud

When you need an experienced ABQ white collar criminal defense attorney, call 505-792-4048.

Mail and wire fraud can include phony advertising, insurance cons and fraudulent charity drives.

Albuquerque Wire and Mail Fraud Penalties

The penalties for mail and wire fraud include:

  • Mail fraud:
    • Time in prison for no more than 20 years, or 30 years for fraud associated with a major disaster
    • A fine of up to $1,000,000
  • Wire fraud:
    • Up to 20 years in prison, or 30 years when the fraud affects a financial institution
    • A fine of up to $1,000,000

Mail and wire fraud are considered to be federal crimes.

Criminal Defense for Wire and Mail Fraud Charges

Because mail fraud is a federal crime, you will be tried in a federal court. Albuquerque white collar criminal defense lawyer Erlinda Ocampo Johnson has defended clients for many years in federal courts; she understands the federal court process and she understands the nuances of federal laws and federal case defense.

If you need a strong fraud defense, contact the Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johson, LLC for thorough and fearless representation.

The Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johnson does not handle any case involving crimes against children or minors.