Have You Been Accused Of Wire Fraud?
Wire fraud – the use of phone, radio, television or internet to defraud another person – is a serious offense, and if you have been charged with this crime it could have a grave impact on your future. Crippling fines, prison sentences and more could result. If you are facing these serious charges, you want a lawyer who can fight for you and has the experience necessary to push back against these charges.
At Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, we understand the severity of the fraud charges you face, and we will work with you to build a strong defense that protects your rights and your future. From our office in Long Island, we have represented clients facing criminal charges in federal and state courts across the country. As experienced trial lawyers, we are dedicated to using that experience to build a legal strategy tailored to your needs and your defense.
What Is Wire Fraud?
Wire fraud is any fraudulent activity that involves electronic communications, and wire fraud does not require the use of these communications to be central to the crimes committed. Like mail fraud, the fraud you are charged with is considered an addition to other charges because you used these regulated forms of communication to commit the crime. Charges associated with wire fraud include:
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Marketing scams transmitted by phone, fax or internet
- Pyramid schemes
- Child pornography
Most charges of wire fraud are felony charges and could lead to hefty fines, paying restitution to victims and lengthy jail sentences. Felony charges can also have an impact on every aspect of your life, from your ability to pass a background check for future employment to your ability to find housing. Because of the severity of these charges, it is important to work with an attorney who you can trust to protect you.