Mail & Wire Fraud
Federal Mail & Wire Fraud Defense Attorneys
Mail fraud involves the distribution of letters or documents in the mail that are used in furtherance of criminal activity. Wire fraud involves the distribution of fraudulent information in furtherance of criminal activity via various forms of electronic and telecommunications media, including the Internet, e-mail, fax, radio and television. Whether it was intentional or an innocent mistake, the law treats everyone the same in these serious matters.
At Sacco Tyner, our New York mail fraud lawyers represent clients facing mail fraud and wire fraud charges anywhere in New York. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who have handled a wide range of white-collar crimes in state and federal courts.
If you have been arrested for mail fraud, wire fraud or another white-collar crime in New York, schedule a free consultation at our law office in New York City, Albany or Schenectady. Contact us online or call us at 866-642-3807.
Paper and Electronic Fraud: People, Crimes and Consequences
Mail and wire fraud charges are typically handled in federal court, usually as an add-on charge in an indictment. Mortgage lenders, accountants, attorneys and other business professionals are the ones most often targeted by federal authorities. A conviction on mail or wire fraud charges can result in serious consequences, including irreparable damage to a reputation, huge fines and up to 20 years in prison. We handle cases involving:
- Falsified mortgage documents sent by mail
- Identity theft using stolen mail or electronic information
- Illegal transfers of large sums of money from one bank to another
- Fraudulent charitable donations
- Tax fraud via mail or internet
- Hacking e-mail accounts and computers
- Eavesdropping on cell phones and land lines
- Online auction fraud and related Internet crimes
An Experienced NYC Trial Attorney Can Use Pleadings and the Discovery Process to Fight Mail & Wire Fraud Charges
Before a mail and/or wire fraud trial begins, there may be an opportunity to consult with prosecutors about a possible plea bargain. Having an experienced Manhattan criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for winning in the courtroom will make it easier to negotiate with prosecutors in your mail and/or wire fraud case.
An important part of the pre-trial phase is the discovery process, which can be used by either side in mail and wire fraud cases to gain an advantage before the trial begins. The prosecutor is typically required to turn over critical evidence during the discovery process. Once your attorney knows the prosecutor’s strategy, it will become easier to challenge the evidence in your case. A creative lawyer will examine search warrant documents in your case to determine if the evidence was seized improperly. Your lawyer may then file motions to have the evidence against you suppressed, which can potentially lead to the dismissal of your charges before the trial even begins.
An aggressive criminal defense attorney will also use the discovery process to discover the identities of witnesses and informants against you. Being able to ascertain the identities of prosecution witnesses is critical to determining how to proceed with your case during the pre-trial stage and what course of action to take once the trial starts. Learning the identities of witnesses is especially important in wire fraud cases because the prosecutor will need witnesses to testify in order to authenticate wire transcripts and/or recordings. If there are no witnesses to verify the government’s allegations against you, your attorney may be able to negotiate a better plea deal or even get the charges against you dismissed.
Skilled Negotiators, Experienced Trial Lawyers
Attorney Mark J. Sacco is a former United States Marine Corps prosecutor. He is joined by attorney James E. Tyner, an experienced trial lawyer in his own right. Each of our attorneys is a dedicated advocate for the rights of clients. Although we always consider plea agreements and communicate with prosecutors to determine the best available solution, we never hesitate to take a case to trial if we feel it is in our client’s best interests.
Whether you are charged with bank fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, mortgage fraud or another crime using the mail or wire, our attorneys are trial-tested and experienced. We will aggressively pursue the best possible resolution to your criminal charges.
Contact Us Today
To speak with a lawyer at Sacco Tyner about mail fraud or wire fraud charges, call us at 866-642-3807 or contact us online.