Mail Fraud Lawyers
What is Mail Fraud?
Often times, the easiest way for a con artist to contact a victim is to use the United States Postal Service. While the federal government attempts to regulate this deceitful behavior, sometimes innocent businesses get tied up in mail fraud when their advertising schemes go too far.
Mail fraud is a federal crime. It is an offense for anyone to use the United States Postal Service to carry out a scheme to defraud. A person is guilty of mail fraud if:
- They devise a scheme to defraud - such schemes include plans to obtain money or property by means of false pretenses
- The person must use the United States Postal Service to mail material used for the purpose of carrying out the scheme
What is a Scheme or Artifice to Defraud?
A scheme to defraud is often characterized as a plan to obtain money or property by using false statements.
Do I Need an Attorney to Handle a Mail Fraud Case?
If you are a victim of mail fraud, an attorney may be able to help you recover your losses. If you are accused of mail fraud, a criminal defense attorney can be crucial in helping you navigate the complex federal legal procedures and provide you with the best legal options and defenses available. An attorney may also ensure that your company's advertising practices do not fall under the umbrella of mail fraud.
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Last Modified: 09-13-2012 12:44 PM PDT
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