Fraud is a broad category that covers a wide range of crimes involving the use of deception or the manipulation or falsification of information in order to profit or gain an unfair advantage. Criminal charges for mail fraud or wire fraud are commonly brought along with other criminal charges — whether those are other fraud charges, or other types of crimes that involve the use of the mail, the phone, or the Internet.
Mail fraud or wire fraud charges can accompany criminal charges for:
By bringing mail fraud charges into other criminal cases, prosecutors add easier-to-prove charges onto harder cases to improve their chances of a conviction of some kind and are able to ask for longer sentences.
If you are facing criminal charges for mail fraud, contact our Harrisburg law office to schedule an appointment.
Experienced Defense Against Fraud Charges
At the law office of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, Harrisburg mail fraud attorney Jeffrey Engle defends people in Pennsylvania facing serious criminal charges in state and federal courts. With more than 15 years of criminal justice experience handling cases ranging from white collar crimes to drug crimes, he brings extensive knowledge to bear on your case. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Engle understands how mail fraud and wire fraud cases are investigated and prosecuted. He is able to identify holes in the prosecution's case that can lead to reasonable doubt in the minds of a jury.
Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini is also an accomplished federal criminal defense lawyer who is ready to fight back against mail fraud charges.
What You Can Expect When You Contact Us
When you sit down to talk with your defense lawyer, he or she will explain the hierarchy of charges against you, the typical sentence for each charge, your chances of fighting the charges or getting some charges dropped in exchange for cooperation. Together you and your defense attorney will decide on a strategy to fight your case in criminal court or to negotiate for a reduced sentence.
For prompt, effective and skillful legal defense, contact Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, at 717-827-4074 or 866-765-0706 today.
Learn more about federal criminal charges on our Criminal Law Blog.