Mail Fraud Lawyers
Experienced Columbus defense attorneys fight against mail fraud charges
Federal prosecutors take charges of fraud very seriously, and so do the attorneys at Yavitch & Palmer. These cases can be complex, and it takes time to work through the intricacies to establish a clear picture of the persons and intentions involved.We have 20 years of combined experience handling white collar crime cases to provide you with a comprehensive defense.
Fighting an accusation of mail fraud
Under federal law, mail fraud is considered to be any scheme or attempted scheme for obtaining money or property that uses the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial interstate carrier in any way. It is a serious crime, and it is prosecuted in the federal court system regardless of whether the mail in question never left Ohio. In addition, anyone who receives mail or packages from a U.S. Post Office under a false name or by false pretenses can also be charged with mail fraud.
Someone charged with mail fraud may also find themselves charged with:
- Wire fraud — Wire fraud refers to an attempt to use the Internet, telephone or fax to defraud someone through false pretenses.
- Bank fraud — Bank fraud applies to someone who intentionally defrauds or attempts to defraud a financial institution to obtain money, securities or other property under that institution’s control.
- Health care fraud — Someone who defrauds or attempts to defraud any health care benefit program using false or fraudulent pretenses can be prosecuted in federal court.
- Securities and commodities fraud — Securities and commodities fraud refers to any attempt to defraud someone involving items such as stocks, derivatives and commodities. Many different types of financial swindles can be prosecuted in federal court as a result.
Set up an appointment if you are facing mail fraud charges in Ohio
If you’ve been charged with mail fraud, you need a lawyer who works hard on your case and offers helpful advice regarding your options. Call Yavitch & Palmer at 614-224-6142 or fill out our contact form today to schedule a meeting at our Downtown Columbus office.