Daytona Beach Wire Fraud Lawyer
When you consider the fact that wire fraud criminalizes an expansive list of conduct related to use of electronic communications, you realize the serious nature of these cases. Federal law on wire fraud applies to any phone call, text, email, or other message that contains false pretenses or misrepresentations, and each instance is a separate count. You could face hundreds of charges to further a scheme to defraud, each of which carries harsh penalties. Even if you have grounds to defend the allegations, you may not know how to raise them.
Instead of putting your rights at risk, trust our team at the O’Mara Law Group to assist with all defenses and strategies for obtaining a favorable outcome. We have extensive experience and keen knowledge of the laws governing wire fraud, putting you on even ground with the prosecutor. Please contact our firm to set up a consultation with a Daytona Beach wire fraud lawyer. A summary of the laws and tips on what to look for with legal representation is also helpful.
Application of Wire Fraud Laws
As a criminal offense, fraud can take many forms. When a person uses interstate telecommunications networks to further a fraudulent scheme, misconduct can lead to an arrest for federal wire fraud. In other words, it is the act of using electronic communications in connection with the scheme that constitutes wire fraud. The laws initially focused on the telephone and telegram, since these channels were the main forms of communication in 1952. However, the definition of “wire” is expansive to cover internet, fax, emails, texts, and any other transmission that uses telecom networks.
Examples of wire fraud include:
- Telemarketing scams;
- Phishing, i.e., sending emails intended to gain access to the recipient’s personal information – the basis of the infamous Nigerian Prince scheme; and
- Identity theft.
If convicted for wire fraud, you could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. A wire fraud scheme affecting a bank or financial institution is punishable by up to 30 years’ incarceration. These penalties are in addition to any charges involved with the underlying scam.
Finding the Best Daytona Beach Wire Fraud Lawyer for Your Needs
The punishment alone is enough to convince you that legal representation is crucial. The O’Mara Law Group will be at your side throughout the proceedings to assist with:
- Pre-arrest investigations;
- Police interrogations and questioning;
- Your arraignment, during which the charges are read in court, you enter a plea, and address bail for your release pending trial;
- Filing a motion to exclude evidence obtained in violation of your civil rights;
- Moving the court to dismiss the case; and
- Defending your rights at trial.
Set Up a Consultation with Our Daytona Beach Wire Fraud Attorneys
As you can see from this description, these cases are complicated and harsh penalties apply if you are convicted for wire fraud. For more information on strategies for fighting the charges, please contact the O’Mara Law Group. You can schedule a consultation by calling 407-634-6604 or visiting us online.