Mail fraud occurs when the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) or a private interstate carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) is used for criminal purposes.
A conviction for mail fraud requires prosecutors to prove intent to defraud. Not all actions that result in the loss of money or property are crimes even when the mail is used. Prosecutors who bring mail fraud charges must show intent.
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If you are charged with mail fraud, get help from an experienced lawyer
Mail fraud occurs when the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) or a private interstate carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) is used for criminal purposes. To be considered mail fraud, the actions must include the following elements:
You must be involved in a scheme to defraud
Your plan must include misstatements or omissions
Your actions resulted in (or would have resulted in) loss of money, property or services
Using the U.S. Mail must be part of the fraudulent activity
For example, mailing contracts, forged documents or other communications involved in a fraudulent deal could meet the requirements for mail fraud. Nayib Hassan understands the seriousness of mail fraud charges. He helps protect the rights of clients charged with mail fraud by developing the best defense for their particular circumstances.
Penalties for mail fraud are severe
Mail fraud carries stiff penalties, which may include a fine and imprisonment of up to 20 years. The penalties may be up to $1 million and up to 30 years in prison if the mail fraud involves benefits for a federally declared disaster or emergency or it impacts a financial institution.
Federal prosecutors sometimes charge people with mail fraud if they don’t always have enough evidence to prove another criminal charge. Mail fraud is also used when a prosecutor wants to prosecute under federal law instead of state law. A conviction for mail fraud requires prosecutors to prove intent to defraud.
Not all actions that result in the loss of money or property are crimes even when the mail is used. Prosecutors who bring mail fraud charges must show intent. And that is difficult to do when they face an experienced criminal defense attorney,.
If you are accused of mail fraud, contact Nayib Hassan right away. We can hold the prosecution to the standards that the law requires.
If you are charged with mail fraud, contact Law Office of Nayib Hassan
At Law Office of Nayib Hassan, we help our clients defend against mail fraud charges. We will review your case and advise you of your best options.
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At Law Office of Nayib Hassan, Mr. Hassan knows that bargaining for lesser charges is often not in the best interest of the client. Many prosecutors will put the pressure on in order to secure a guilty plea, often leading the accused into believing that there’s no way they will be found innocent in a court of law. However, our clients often stand the best chance of being proven innocent or having the charges dropped if we proceed with a trial.
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