If you are facing charges for wire fraud in Arizona, you have a lot on the line. A conviction could lead to jail time, expensive fines, and a ruined reputation. You may lose your job and people close to you. At AZ Defenders, we recognize that people make mistakes. We work hard to make sure one bad decision – or false accusation – does not ruin your life. Our Phoenix wire fraud lawyers can help you defend yourself against these criminal charges. Start with a free and confidential consultation with our defense attorneys. Call (480) 456-6400 24/7.
If you are charged with wire fraud, regardless of its classification, you need the services of an experienced, aggressive, and effective local wire fraud defense attorney on your side. Additionally, under Arizona’s white collar crime statutes, a charge under wire fraud could also lead to a myriad of other related white collar charges. The consequences can be dire and you need someone to help you get the best possible result in your individual case. We have the knowledge, skill, and practice area experience to protect your future and freedom. Our Phoenix defense lawyers use proven and aggressive legal strategies for top results. We are highly motivated to achieve positive outcomes based on our genuine desire to help those accused of bank fraud and other money crimes in Arizona.
Wire Fraud is one of the most commonly charged white collar Federal criminal offenses. Essentially, the Wire Fraud statute makes it illegal for anyone to use, or cause the use of “wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce” for the purposes of executing a scheme to defraud or to obtain money by false or fraudulent pretenses. A common misconception about wire fraud is that the fraud itself must involve wired communication. Actually, all that must be proven is that the wire communication was used or caused to be used during the course of the fraud – any innocent or otherwise innocuous wiring can bring the crime within the law’s jurisdiction. While years ago this literally meant “wires, telephones and television,” it now encompasses all facets of our modern world – email, internet, phone calls, text messaging, Facebook, Skype, videoconferencing, Twitter, among many others. Because of technological advances with global communication accessible from a phone, watch, or even glasses, the use of wire fraud has expanded greatly. Some common examples of wire fraud include:
AZ Defenders will tailor your defense strategy on the specific wire fraud case you have alleged committed. Whether you knowingly committed the crime, did not mean to commit a crime or are being falsely accused, a qualified Phoenix white collar crime lawyer at our law firm can help you defend your rights.
The possible punishments for this charge include fines and up to thirty years in prison. Additionally, bank fraud could lead to other white collar charges like Mail Fraud, Money Laundering, Insurance Fraud, Tax Fraud, Forgery, ID Theft, or Fraud Schemes charges. The range of possible punishment for these charges could range from significant fines all the way up to decades in prison.
In general, to prove a fraud, the government must establish that you had the intent to defraud. Additionally, the misrepresentation must be material to the fraud. This leads to the two most common defenses against wire fraud:
These cases are very fact specific and AZ Defenders will tailor your defense strategy on the specific wire fraud case you have alleged committed. Whether you knowingly committed the crime, did not mean to commit a crime or are being falsely accused, a qualified Phoenix white collar crime lawyer at our law firm can help you defend your rights.
Discuss your unique defense strategy as someone facing wire fraud charges with our attorneys today. We will provide honest and trustworthy answers to your questions at no charges upfront. Our defense attorneys can give you the legal advice you need in this difficult situation. Contact AZ Defenders online or by calling (480) 456-6400 at any time, day or night to speak with an experienced wire fraud lawyer in Phoenix. We are available 24/7 to speak to new clients.