Mail Fraud Attorney
Mail Fraud Crimes
Federal statutes on mail fraud have been on the books for more than 100 years, and these statutes have gone largely unchanged over time. Mail fraud is almost always a federal crime, as mail fraud schemes are carried out through the United State Postal Service.
Mail fraud can also carry heavy punishments upon a conviction, and federal judges are generally bound by sentencing guidelines when it comes time to hand out the punishment associated with a conviction. If this describes your situation, you need to act as soon as possible to begin building your defense. Mail fraud attornies at The Blanch Law Firm have successfully defended those accused of mail fraud, Wire Fraud and other White Collar Offenses in both state and federal courts. Our record of Solid Results and Satisfied Clients speak for themselves.
If you or someone you know is facing allegations of mail fraud, Contact Us today to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation..
Mail Fraud Defined
Federal statutes define mail fraud as “a scheme or artifice to obtain money or property by false or fraudulent pretenses through the mail.” This statutory language leaves much room for application by federal investigators and prosecutors, and that’s likely not an accident, as mail fraud is one of the ‘catch-all’ laws available to bring a generally known criminal or criminal enterprise to justice.
There are specific actions that fall within the realm of mail fraud, and these actions can be charged as crimes by themselves. Examples of these actions include:
- Corruption of Corporate Officials
- Corruption of Government Officials
- Multi-level Marketing Schemes
- Securities Fraud