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Mail and Wire Fraud Defense at Candice Fields Law

Your Stronghold Against Severe Allegations

Mail and wire fraud charges are among the most commonly alleged white-collar criminal offenses. Because the term, 'scheme to defraud' is broadly defined, mail and wire fraud statutes forbidding the use of mails or interstate electronics communication for schemes of fraud enable the government to prosecute a very broad range of activities. Accusations are escalating in a digital world where communication spans various platforms. Federal prosecutors generally perceive these crimes as schemes devised to defraud a group of people or the wider public, exhibiting a substantial pattern of fraudulent conduct. The repercussions of facing such allegations can be profound, potentially affecting your liberty reputation and jeopardizing your personal financial, personal, and professional stability. Candice Fields Law is dedicated to shielding you from the harsh implications of such charges, backed by a rich reservoir of experience and a fervent commitment to your defense.

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Decoding Mail and Wire Fraud Charges

Mail and Wire Fraud Lawyer

Understanding the gravitas of mail and wire fraud charges is crucial in crafting a potent defense. These charges usually come to light when there is alleged involvement in schemes that aim to defraud a community or a specific class of persons through substantial and deliberate actions, often postal or electronic.

What Constitutes Mail and Wire Fraud?

In federal criminal law, mail and wire fraud are considered serious offenses. These charges usually involve using either mail or electronic communication platforms to facilitate fraudulent schemes aimed at defrauding individuals, groups, or even the general public. Here, we delineate what typically constitutes mail and wire fraud to help you navigate these complex charges with a clearer perspective.

Mail Fraud: A Closer Look

As the name suggests, mail fraud involves using mailing services, whether traditional postal services or private carriers, to orchestrate fraudulent schemes. It encompasses various criminal activities but primarily centers on schemes that intend to defraud people of money or valuables through deceitful representations or promises.

Wire Fraud: An Overview

On the other hand, wire fraud involves using electronic means of communication, such as telephone, fax, or the internet, to commit fraud. Like mail fraud, it entails schemes devised to defraud individuals or entities of their assets through deceptive practices, but it leverages modern communication technologies.

Common Elements in Mail and Wire Fraud

For a charge of mail or wire fraud to stand, the prosecution must prove that:

  1. A Scheme to Defraud: The accused devised or intended to devise a scheme to defraud others of money, property, or honest services.
  2. Intent to Deceive: There was a clear intent to deceive the victims, with the accused knowing their representations were false.
  3. Use of Mail or Wire Communication: The scheme involved using mail or wire communications at some stage to further the fraudulent activity.

What To Do If You Have Received a Target Letter for Mail or Wire Fraud Charges

Receiving a target letter for mail or wire fraud charges can be a profoundly unsettling experience. It generally means that you are under investigation by federal agencies who have found substantial evidence to consider you a person of interest in an ongoing investigation. At this juncture, you must take informed and strategic steps to safeguard your interests.

Immediate Actions to Consider

1. Seek Legal Counsel

Your first step should be to secure representation from a legal professional who profoundly understands federal laws concerning mail and wire fraud. Candice Fields Law is adept at handling such cases, offering you the support and guidance needed in this critical time.

2. Maintain Confidentiality

It is advised not to discuss the details of the letter or your case matter with anyone other than your lawyer. Maintaining confidentiality can prevent any unintentional information leakage that might be used against you in the future.

3. Document Preservation

Ensure you preserve any documents, communications, or records relevant to your casesituation. Your attorney will guide you in organizing and retaining this information to build a strong defense.

Penalties of Mail and Wire Fraud

Understanding the severe repercussions that can stem from mail and wire fraud convictions is vital. These punitive penalties can significantly alter the accused's life, affecting both personal and professional spheres. Here, we delve into the potential penalties that individuals may face if found guilty of mail and wire fraud:


Those found guilty might face substantial prison time, with sentences potentially extending to several years, particularly if the fraud involves financial institutions or if the individual has previous convictions.


Courts may order the convicted individual to make restitution, which involves compensating the victims for their losses. This financial burden can be substantial, depending on the extent of the fraud.


Substantial fines can be levied, sometimes amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The exact amount can depend on the case's specifics, including the fraud's scale and the number of victims involved.

Forfeiture of Assets

The government might seize assets acquired through fraudulent activities, further exacerbating the financial repercussions of a conviction.

ProbationPost-Conviction Supervision

Individuals convicted of mail and wire fraud may be sentenced to probation or supervised release, during which they must adhere to specific rules and conditions set by the court, including regular check-ins with a probation officer.

Forfeiture of Assets

The government might seize assets acquired through fraudulent activities, further exacerbating the financial repercussions of a conviction.

Criminal Record

Conviction results in a permanent criminal record, which can have far-reaching consequences, impacting future employment prospects and societal status.

Civil Lawsuits

Apart from criminal penalties, individuals might also face civil lawsuits from victims seeking to recover their losses, adding another layer of financial and legal complications.
Candice Fields Law is adept at crafting defense strategies that focus on minimizing these penalties, using a deep understanding of the legal landscape to fight fervently zealously on behalf of clients facing mail and wire fraud charges.

How Candice Fields Law Can Help

Navigating the labyrinthine complexities of mail and wire fraud charges requires a seasoned attorney who comprehends the intricate nuances of federal laws and possesses the requisite experience to build a formidable defense. This is where Candice Fields Law steps in, offering a bastion of legal support and defense strategy honed over years of successful practice in this arena. Here's how we can assist:

1. In-depth Investigation

At the outset, we conduct a meticulous investigation of the charges leveled against you. We analyze all facets of the case, from scrutinizing the evidence presented by the prosecution to identifying any potential weaknesses in their argument. This forms the bedrock of your defense.

2. Personalized Defense Strategies

Understanding that each case is unique, we craft personalized defense strategies aligned with the specific circumstances of your case. This includes challenging the legitimacy of the evidence, the methods employed in obtaining it, or contesting the veracity of witness testimonies.

3. Vigorous Representation in Court

Candice Fields Law provides vigorous representation in court, zealously arguing fervently on your behalf to not only counter the charges but also to strive for the most favorable outcome, be it a complete dismissal or reduction of charges or complete dismissal.

4. Negotiating Plea Agreements

If necessary, weWe are skilled in negotiating plea agreements with the prosecution, leveraging our deep understanding of the legal system to secure terms that are more favorable to you, potentially leading to reduced penalties.

5. Guidance and Support

We stand by your side throughout this taxing process, offering guidance and support. We keep you informed of developments and educate you on the potential courses of action, enabling you to make informed decisions at every stage.

6. Protection of Your Rights

Our approach's core is the unwavering commitment to protecting your rights. We ensure that due processes are followed and that your rights are not infringed upon during the legal proceedings.

7. Confidentiality and Discretion

We uphold the highest standards of confidentiality and discretion, safeguarding your personal and sensitive information throughout the legal process.

Embarking on a legal journey with Candice Fields Law means aligning yourself with a law firm dedicated to mounting a vigorous defense on your behalf, utilizing a wealth of knowledge and experience to strive for the best possible outcome in your mail and wire fraud case.

Need legal assistance?

Call us at (916) 414-8050 24/7 to arrange to speak with a lawyer about your case, or contact us through the website today.

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