Being charged with wire fraud in Philadelphia is something that anybody would and should be concerned about. The charge is generally brought by the federal government, and is an indication that they believe and have significant evidence pointing to the fact that the accused has taken part in an overall plan to cheat somebody of their property through the use of an interstate wire transfer such as a money transfer, a telephone call or an email. These are serious criminal charges, and if you are notified that you have or are about to be charged, you need serious legal representation. The attorneys of Bochetto & Lentz have extensive experience and success in defending our clients against these charges and clearing their names. Call us at the first indication that you need help.
Generally speaking wire fraud charges do not stand alone. They are generally filed as part of a group of charges in a federal indictment, with the other complaints including charges such as bribery through the mail, or mail fraud or mortgage fraud. Mail fraud and wire fraud are relatively simple charges for federal prosecutors to file because they can do so in nearly any case where they believe that a defendant has utilized a phone as part of their scheme. Almost every white collar crime ends up including a charge of mail fraud or wire fraud because inevitably the telephone or email has been involved in some part of the communications that are involved.
Though this may seem simplistic, it is a serious concern, as wire fraud can carry extensive charges beyond the other serious charges that it is often associated with, and there is no requirement for the wire communications that led to the charge having themselves been false or fraudulent. As long as electronic communications are in any way involved in the fraud charges against you, wire charges can be included.
As experienced and successful wire fraud attorneys in Philadelphia, Bochetto & Lentz use their extensive knowledge of criminal law to provide you with an excellent and impassioned defense. We will work to prove that you believed that any statements that you made related to the charges were true – this puts the government into the position of having to prove that any misrepresentations that were made were material.
In addition to defending you against any wire fraud charges that you may be facing, the Philadelphia wire fraud attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz can also represent you against any other charges that you are facing. There are a number of charges that often accompany wire fraud indictments, including:
- Credit card fraud
- Email crimes such as phishing or hacking
- Securities fraud
- Immigration document fraud
- Internet crimes
- Identity theft
- Tax Fraud
- Money laundering
A verdict against you can mean several years in jail, so it is essential that you have legal representation that is experienced and has a record of success. Call the wire fraud lawyers at Bochetto & Lentz today to set up a convenient appointment to discuss your case.
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