Wire fraud is a serious federal charge. If you’ve been charged with a federal crime of wire fraud in Philadelphia, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney with wire fraud experience to fight for your case. W have experience in this area and will fight very hard for your rights. It is highly possible that the law enforcement officials handling your case did not follow the correct procedure, or did not file charges as per the law dictates. My office is skilled at verifying details such as these and providing a strong criminal defense strategy for our clients. We will work to show your side of the story, and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
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Wire fraud is generally when one is being alleged with a federal criminal charge that the defendant used an electronic device or form of communication to defraud others. Under federal wire fraud statutes, if an individual uses a phone, cellular device, e-mail, fax machine or the internet to commit a crime, that crime can be prosecuted in the federal criminal justice system.
Penalties for Wire Fraud
Penalties for wire fraud can be extreme, and can vary dramatically on the circumstances of the case, but sentences can go up to a possible 30 years of imprisonment, plus millions of dollars in fines and penalties.
Depending on how they were perpetrated, a number of crimes can be prosecuted and punished as federal wire fraud crimes, including:
- Property destruction
- Receipt of stolen property
- Bank fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Identity theft
- Credit card theft
- Securities fraud
- Pension fraud
- Telemarketing fraud
Unlike other federal crimes, such as drug-related crimes, there is not a mandatory minimum prison sentence for wire fraud crimes. In order to be charged with wire fraud, the prosecution must prove that the defendant was scheming to defraud by means of electronics. This means that an aggressive criminal defense lawyer can apply creative strategies that could be effective at lowering or even eliminating potential criminal sentences.
If you are looking for an experienced wire fraud attorney in Philadelphia, call us. We will fight for your rights and work to prevent problems with your employment and future opportunities, both personally and professionally.
A Skilled Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney
The criminal defense law firm of William Spade will research each case thoroughly and determine whether law enforcement personnel acted in accordance with laws designed to protect your rights as a citizen. We will ensure that the state charged you properly and at the correct level. Our law office draws upon a highly experienced team of investigators, forensic accountants and other specialists who help verify the evidence assembled by the prosecution. The state makes mistakes in many cases of wire fraud; we are well-positioned to identify errors and use our findings to fight the criminal charges against our clients.
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Philadelphia wire fraud attorney who will fight with you
Philadelphia wire fraud lawyer William Spade was a prosecutor and law clerk before opening his own criminal defense practice in 2004. His academic achievements as a graduate of a top five law school, combined with his experience as a prosecutor and attorney provide him with the abilities needed to develop a strong defense strategy for clients.
If you have been charged with wire fraud in Philadelphia or nearby cities, call the Law Office of William Spade. As an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer, We will work with you to prove your side of the story.