What is Mail Fraud?

NYC Mail Fraud Attorney

Mail fraud is when a scheme is devised to dishonestly obtain money or property by use of the mail. The US Postal Service is a federal agency, so mail fraud is classified as a federal crime. Some commercial carriers such as FedEx are now included in mail fraud laws. Investigations of mail fraud are normally conducted by USPS Inspectors but they can also involve the FBI. It is a very serious charge and the penalties can include long prison sentences and fines in the tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

If you or someone you care about is being accused of this crime or investigated it is no light matter. You must get professional legal representation immediately. A NYC criminal lawyer from our office will go to work aggressively and effectively to investigate the charges against you and the evidence claimed. We will search out any fallacies or inaccuracies that may have led to the charges. If possible we will seek dismissal of charges. You can feel confident that we know how to handle your case, no matter what the circumstances are. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the NYC Metropolitan area for criminal court arraignments.

Defense for Mail Fraud Cases in NY

Mail fraud is often charged along with other crimes. Mail fraud charges can be included in counterfeit cases where the US mails were used such as in trafficking of counterfeit cigarettes or counterfeit merchandise. RICO cases are often combined with mail fraud charges. You can see that the criminal defense attorney you want to represent you needs vast knowledge and experience in many areas of criminal defense.