COMMUNICATION FRAUD / WIRE FRAUD
Did you know that one of the most common white-collar crimes in Florida is Wire Fraud?
Wire fraud is the criminal act of using interstate communications to carry out a fraudulent act or scheme. If you use the mail, internet, e-mail,fax or telephone to intentionally deprive someone of their money or property, you can be charged with wire fraud in Federal Court.
One of Many Criminal Charges
Wire fraud is typically a white collar crime and is usually one of many other charges you may be facing, such as:
- Computer fraud
- Pharmacy fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Financial fraud
- Wire fraud
Prosecutors will often charge you with several counts of criminal activity, which leaves some room for negotiation. They will charge you with a crime so long as they have any evidence that you may have committed that crime.
What must they prove?
Before you can be convicted of Communications Fraud in Federal Court, the Prosecutor must prove:
- That you planned or carried out a “fraudulent scheme” that causes another person or a business to lose money or property;
- That you intended to defraud the victim;
- That your misrepresentations were necessary in order to commit the fraud;
- That you relied on wire communications to further the fraudulent scheme; and
- The wire communication crossed state lines
Was There Intent to Deceive?
In any case involving fraud, there must be intent to deceive. It’s not a crime to make a simple mistake. At the Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. we have found that many cases of wire fraud are actually based on a simple misunderstanding of the facts or an innocent mistake.
Defenses to Charges of Wire Fraud
There can be many possible defenses that the Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. can present in your case, the most common are:
- Lack of Intent – you shouldn’t be convicted of wire fraud if you acted in good faith and didn’t mean to harm anyone. As long as the prosecution can’t prove you had intent to defraud, you can’t be convicted;
- Lack of Evidence – the Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. would conduct a thorough investigation to try to show the court that there is not enough evidence to convict you of wire fraud;
- Lack of Proper Procedure – sometimes an entire criminal case can be thrown out based on police not following procedure. For example, if the police failed to get a search warrant and illegally searched your home or business in an effort to find evidence of wire fraud, then Richard G. Salzman would file a Motion to Suppress Evidence. If after an evidentiary hearing the Judge grants the Motion and excludes the illegally obtained evidence, the prosecutor may have to dismiss the case because there isn’t enough evidence remaining to convict you of wire fraud.
Penalties may include lengthy terms in Federal Prison and steep fines. However, it’s possible that the charges can get reduced or even dismissed with the help of Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A.
Experienced and Aggressive Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer
Florida Criminal Defense lawyer Richard G. Salzman will work every angle to get your wire fraud case dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge to avoid the harsh sanctions of a communications fraud conviction.
The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. handles wire fraud cases as well as other financially-related criminal charges. If you have been charged with wire fraud in South Florida and are in need of personalized representation, The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. can offer the criminal defense you deserve. Our firm offers years of experience in successfully defending criminal cases throughout South Florida.
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Right Now, Can There Be Anything More Important Than Your Freedom?
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Richard G. Salzman, Esq.
Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A.
4340 Sheridan Street, Suite102
Hollywood, FL 33021
5621 Strand Blvd., Suite 101
Naples, FL 34110