A person who has been charged with a white-collar crime, such as federal wire fraud, will find himself in a very frightening situation. When a person has been charged with a federal crime, it means that the government is seeking to convict and possibly incarcerate him. Federal charges are extremely serious and will require the help of a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. Additionally, wire fraud cases may be extremely complicated, because of the different types of fraud that may be involved.
Federal prosecutors generally do not indict cases until after a lengthy investigation has occurred. It is possible that a person may become aware that he is being federally investigated before the U.S. Attorney brings actual charges. Regardless of the current stage of the proceedings, an aggressive attorney will be able to help his client achieve a better outcome by negotiating with prosecutors.
Wire fraud consists of using any type of electronic communication to perpetrate a fraud or a misrepresentation upon another person with the intention of obtaining money, goods or services. Wire fraud may occur through any of the following:
Wire fraud becomes a federal charge, when it affects a federal institution such as a bank.
Penalties for a federal wire fraud conviction are lengthy and far reaching. A federal conviction will result in the following penalties:
In addition to these legal penalties, a federal conviction will affect a person’s ability to find employment and may affect a person’s educational opportunities. A federal conviction may also cause a negative stigma to attach to the offender. It is possible that a person’s friends and family will view him differently now that he has been federally convicted of a crime.
Persons who face federal wire fraud charges need to be defended by a skillful attorney who aggressively defends his client in the federal courts. Through his lengthy career as a trial attorney, Brett Podolsky has learned to successfully navigate the federal courts and will stand by his client’s side throughout the course of the proceedings. The Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky will provide a defense designed to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.
Call the federal wire fraud lawyers at the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky at 713-227-0087 for a free consultation.