Challenging Mail Fraud Charges & Investigations
Are you under investigation for mail fraud? Have you been arrested or charged with this offense? Charged in federal court, mail fraud cases require immediate intervention by a seasoned and aggressive trial lawyer. Our Houston mail fraud lawyers are standing by to see how we can help you.
Mail fraud and wire fraud charges are often brought together and, typically, are add-on charges used to increase the potential punishment. Many times mail fraud and wire fraud indictments are pursued when the prosecutors do not have sufficient evidence to make other charges stick. That being said, these cases still must be taken seriously.
By involving Cogdell Law Firm as early as possible, you will give yourself a far greater opportunity at avoiding formal charges in the first place, not to mention a conviction and maximum penalties. Our team is adept at countering state and federal mail fraud investigations through a meticulous investigation of our own and the full assertion of our clients' rights under the U.S. Constitution.
To discuss your case, call our offices at (713) 426-2244.
What Constitutes Mail Fraud?
Mail fraud occurs when the defendant uses the U.S. Postal Service (or a private carrier) in an effort to intentionally defraud another party of money or property.
Common examples of schemes that involve mail fraud include:
- Bank fraud;
- Check kiting;
- Health care fraud;
- Money laundering;
- Mortgage fraud;
- Ponzi schemes;
- Pyramid schemes;
- Securities fraud;
- Tax evasion; and
When proving charges of mail or wire fraud, the government is required to prove the defendant used deception with the intent to defraud the victim. It is important to understand that you do not have to actually mail fraudulent information to be charged. If your scheme results in alleged victim mailing funds, you can be charged. Additionally, each separate mailing constitutes its own count of fraud. This means that if you mailed 100 envelopes at the post office, you could be facing 100 counts of fraud in a federal indictment.
Fight back against federal charges with a Houston mail fraud defense attorney at Cogdell Law Firm in your corner. Call (713) 426-2244 today.