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.
Contact us today at
(703) 537-5522 to request a free consultation.
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.
Do No Hesitate to Let Our Firm Help You Immediately!
Our legal team can listen to your story, thoroughly examine the evidence
and facts of the case, and determine the weaknesses in the prosecutor’s
argument. Although are not afraid to defend you at trial, we can also
negotiate a favorable plea deal to ensure you avoid serving any time behind
bars. Let us help you obtain the most favorable outcome in your case.
(703) 537-5522 to discuss your case with Bynum & Jenkins Law today.