The term “wire fraud” refers to any act of fraud that takes place over electronic communications. Most commonly, perpetrators use a telephone or the internet to provide false representations of themselves to obtain money from unsuspecting victims. Because wire fraud cases have the potential to be interstate matters, they are classified as a federal offense and therefore carry severe penalties. When you face charges for wire fraud, retain the services of Jack B. Swerling Attorney at Law. Mr. Swerling’s reputation throughout South Carolina comes with more than 40 years of criminal law experience.
It is important to understand what exactly constitutes a false representation under wire fraud laws. The Supreme Court defines it as any misrepresentation capable of influencing another person’s decision-making process. Your federal criminal lawyer is likely to use this definition as an important factor in his defense strategy for your case.
There must also be evidence of a “scheme to defraud” another person in any wire fraud case. This refers to the actual fraudulent action. There are limitless ways that people can commit wire fraud, but two of the most well-known examples include:
The penalties for white-collar crimes such as wire, mortgage and bank fraud are severe — people found guilty of wire fraud offenses face lengthy prison sentences and enormous fines. You must obtain the assistance of a qualified attorney if you hope to successfully defend yourself from these charges.
Jack B. Swerling, Attorney at Law provides free initial consultations to South Carolina citizens in need of defense for wire fraud cases. To schedule your visit, call the firm at 800-701-0599 or arrange your appointment online. Take advantage of Mr. Swerling’s skill and experience as you fight to keep your reputation clean.