Fight Charges Of Mail And Wire Fraud

Aggressive San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney Ready To Help You Fight Charges Of Mail And Wire Fraud

If you have been accused of mail or wire fraud, it is imperative that you seek the guidance of an attorney with real federal court experience. John M. Runfola is well-versed in both federal and California law regarding mail and wire fraud. During the past 35 years, he has represented clients and companies accused of white collar crimes and as such, has developed an arsenal of defense strategies against false and unfounded claims. Mr. Runfola can assist you by crafting an adept and aggressive defense strategy, customized based on the individual facts of your case and your goals.

Definition Of Mail And Wire Fraud

Both mail and wire fraud require an intentional, knowing, and purposeful scheme designed to defraud another of money or property by making false or fraudulent statements, representations or promises. Mail fraud utilizes interstate mail carriers such as USPS, UPS, and FedEx. Wire fraud, on the other hand, utilizes wire, radio, telephone, fax machine, internet or television.

Mail and wire fraud are serious white collar criminal offenses that are punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.

Common Schemes

Mail and wire fraud commonly include schemes such as:

  • Bogus sweepstakes, contests, and lottery winnings
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Work-at-home traps
  • Credit card fraud
  • False insurance claims
  • Misrepresentation of mail order or catalog items
  • Telemarketing scams

Dedicated And Experienced Fraud Representation In The Bay Area

The Law Offices of John M. Runfola can examine every possible legal avenue for reducing charges or obtaining an outright dismissal, including determining whether: charges were filed in the correct jurisdiction, anyone was defrauded, you lacked the requisite criminal intent, or an interstate mail carrier or wire communication was made in the first place.

Our impressive team of attorneys, private investigators, paralegals, and experts has assisted clients countless times with avoiding indictment by conducting thorough, independent investigations, reviewing documents, devising a strong defense strategy, and negotiating with investigative authorities. We work closely and personally with each client to develop a defense approach customized to each unique set of facts and each client's goals.

If you are being investigated for mail or wire fraud, contact The Law Offices of John M. Runfola at 866-392-4918 or 415-391-4243, or email us to schedule a free consultation.