Mail fraud has become an enormous issue in recent years. That being said, there are many ways that one can commit mail fraud that does not necessarily include the historic snail mail methods. What is important to remember whether you are a victim of mail fraud or are being accused of mail fraud is that you need to find an attorney that is licensed to deal with federal crimes for the federal court system since mail fraud is a federal crime. Thus, it is wise to shop carefully for your attorney in order to make sure that they are properly certified with regards to the federal court system and your case involving mail fraud.
Mail fraud is said to be committed when there was a scheme to commit fraud, there was the requisite intent to commit fraud, and the mail was used. What makes this a federal crime is the mail element within the three prong test, which makes mail fraud a federal issue. Each of these elements must be met to prove mail fraud successfully.
If you are being accused of committing mail fraud, your situation is evidently more complicated than the victim of the mail fraud. If you sincerely did not commit the fraud that you are being accused of, it is imperative that you retain legal counsel in order to look into various defenses that are available to you in order to prove that you did not in fact commit mail fraud. Some possible defenses to mail fraud are lack of intent and mistake of fact. Both of these defenses requires that each and every requirement relating to them is met.
If you are victim of mail fraud, it is highly recommended to report the individual who is responsible for the fraudulent correspondence that you received. If you do this, it will help toward the necessary effort to prevent these individuals from committing mail fraud and essentially getting away with it.
Regardless of whether you are a victim of mail fraud or are being accused of mail fraud, our firm is here to assist you with your upcoming case. The best way for us to get an idea of whether you have a solid case that meets our firm’s requirements for representation is to have a consultation meeting with one of our attorneys in order to verify the pertinent facts of your case. If you are able to do this, you will also get a feel for whether our firm is the right fit for your needs as well. The key to having a successful outcome to your legal action is to have legal counsel that you can trust to deliver the best possible results for your case. Thus, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm and we would be elated to meet with you to see if we would be able to assist you with your upcoming legal action. If you do end up retaining our firm for your representation, you will be elated at the rigorous and zealous representation that you will receive from our legal advocates.
The United States Postal Service delivers millions of letters to people every day, and those letters are of the utmost level of importance. People receive important documents such as checks, credit cards, bank statements and identifying documents in the mail, which makes mail a sensitive issue. If you have received a charge for mail theft, then you should schedule a consultation with a reputable attorney immediately. You will need to speak with the attorney about your case to see if he or she can get you released from the burden.
What Is Mail Theft?
The crime of mail theft is known by the legal system as 530.5(e) PC. The regulation covers a wide range of occurrences that involve the misplacement and misuse of someone else’s mail or a unit that the USPS uses to deliver mail. One example of a crime that constitutes mail theft is a situation in which a person purposely takes mail that does not belong to him or her out of a mailbox. Destroying or altering someone else’s mail counts as mail theft, as well. furthermore, using someone else’s mail for personal gain can count as mail theft, but it may also delve into the area of identity theft.
Penalties for Mail Theft
The penalties for a case of mail theft depend on the way the accuser sees the offense. You can receive a misdemeanor charge for the offense or a felony charge if the authorities feel as though the crime was excessive. A misdemeanor conviction will land you up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Felony mail theft is punishable by as many as five years in jail and a fine of several thousand dollars.
Mail Theft Defenses
You can use quite a few defenses to try to beat your charge of mail theft. One defense you can use is that you forgot to take the other person’s mail to the post office. You may not be guilty of a crime if you simply have a former tenant’s mail in your possession, but you never opened it or tried to do anything malicious with it. You also may not be guilty of a crime if you did not intend to do anything malicious with the other person’s mail. The prosecution has to prove otherwise for you to receive a conviction for mail theft.
How an Attorney Can Help
An attorney can bring you in for a case evaluation. You can explain the intricate details of your case to the attorney during your evaluation. The attorney will then explain the fees for representation, and you can decide if you want to pay such fees to have the attorney cover you. Our attorneys are aggressive when it comes to fighting for our client’s freedom. We strive for dismissals and acquittals over everything else. If all else fails, we negotiate for lighter sentences. However, we anticipate an acquittal or dismissal.
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