Alexandria Wire Fraud Defense Attorneys
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If you or a loved one has recently been investigated or charged with wire fraud in Virginia or Washington D.C., Bynum & Jenkins Law is committed to helping people facing serious federal charges by fighting for them. Our Alexandria wire fraud defense lawyers have 26 years of experience defending clients in federal court and understands how to help you get the results and justice you deserve.
What is Wire Fraud?
Wire fraud is defined as using an interstate electronic or telephone communication service to commit and/or further a criminal scheme. In other words, using a cellphone, the internet, or the postal service for fraudulent purposes. Since wire fraud is a federal crime, a conviction can lead to harsh criminal penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence and fines worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.
In order to get convicted of wire fraud, the prosecution must prove that:
- you intentionally or voluntarily created or participated in a fraud scheme,
- you had the intention to commit fraud,
- it was reasonably foreseeable that you will use interstate wire communications to commit or further the fraud scheme, and
- you used such wire communications. The wire service must have been used to make either false statements, misleading information, or inaccurate promises in order to deprive someone of money, property, or anything of value.
What Are the Penalties for Wire Fraud?
Wire fraud is punishable by a maximum federal prison sentence of 20 years and a fine not exceeding $250,000. However, if the fraud scheme involved money or benefits related to a nationwide major emergency, then a conviction will result in federal imprisonment for up to 30 years and a maximum fine of $1 million.
What Is the Good Faith Defense for Wire Fraud?
There are many defenses we can use for wire fraud but the main element we like to focus on is the "intent" aspect of the crime. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had intent to commit fraud. However, courts have recognized that you cannot be guilt of wire fraud if you can prove that you truly believed the statements that later turned out to be false. This is known as the "good faith" defense.
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