In order to obtain a conviction for a mail fraud charge, the prosecuting attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally and knowingly planned to commit fraud, devised a scheme or plan to defraud others, and used the mail to send items which were meant to defraud others. The defendant could have mailed the items him/herself or had another person mail the items.
While the physical evidence may be present, the prosecution will need to prove the intent of the individual accused of mail fraud. This means that the prosecuting attorney will need to find a way to prove that the defendant had the intention of committing fraud. This may prove to be more difficult for the prosecution to prove, particularly in a case where the defendant is represented by a skilled, aggressive Los Angeles federal criminal defense lawyer from our firm.
Federal Mail Fraud Laws
Mail fraud is a serious federal offense which involves using the mail as a means of conducting (or attempting to conduct) a scheme to defraud others of property or money. Mail theft or mail fraud may result in a fine of up to $250,000, along with imprisonment. If the fraud was perpetrated against a financial institution, the convicted may face a prison sentence of up to 30 years, along with a fine of up to $1,000,000.
Choose The Defense Of Okabe & Haushalter
We are a law firm whose attorneys are experienced in dealing with cases in federal court. Even in the face of serious federal charges, our defense attorneys will use all their resources and experience to fight for our clients’ rights. We understand just how serious mail fraud charges can be, and as such we take care to provide aggressive legal counsel for these federal offenses.
A Los Angeles mail fraud defense lawyer at our firm can meet with you to discuss your charges and determine how we can help. We can review your particular situation, as well as what information federal agencies and prosecutors have gathered against you in order to assess the severity of penalties you may face and the strength of the government’s case. When you work with a federal defense lawyer at our offices, you will experience first-hand our true commitment to our clients and our perseverance in handling federal cases.
The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are ready to fight to tooth and nail for you. You have most likely heard of our firm from our television appearances, newspaper articles and other media from the national and international covered cases we have handled.