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Beverly Hills Mail Fraud Defense Lawyer
Mail fraud is a serious federal criminal offense which could lead to a lengthy prison sentence. Mail fraud is intentionally planning, creating, or carrying out a scheme to defraud others by using the U.S. mail, or private carriers such as Federal Express or UPS during any phase of the criminal fraud. Credit card fraud, Loan Fraud, Insurance Fraud, medical drug fraud, investment fraud and many other forms of fraud may be carried out through the mail. If this scheme targets a financial institution, the penalties may include a prison sentence of up to 30 years and a fine of up to one million dollars.
As a former prosecutor working directly under United States Attorney General Janet Reno, Los Angeles federal defense lawyer Robert M. Bernstein has a thorough understanding of both sides of a federal criminal case. Mr. Bernstein's practice is devoted exclusively to criminal defense. His experience in this area and his aggressive representation of his clients has made defense attorney Robert Bernstein the premier Los Angeles defense attorney for anyone facing mail fraud charges.
Why a Federal Defense Lawyer?
When an individual is facing mail fraud charges, or charges involving any federal offense for that matter, it is crucial that he/she consult a federal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Federal criminal charges and the Federal Court process is more complex than state criminal cases. Because federal agencies are involved in mail fraud investigations, extensive evidence may have been collected over a long period of time against the defendant. Also, Federal prosecutors are often more experienced and have more resources than state prosecutors.
Through every step of the federal criminal process, a defendant’s rights and future will be at stake. By consulting a Los Angeles mail fraud defense attorney as soon as possible, that defendant will have a better chance of avoiding a conviction and moving on with their life.
Los Angeles Mail Fraud Defense Attorney Robert M. Bernstein
Penalties for a mail fraud conviction are severe. If mail fraud is committed against a federally insured financial institution, for instance, a sentence may include up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.
From our offices in Beverly Hills, California, the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein handles cases in Los Angeles County and throughout the state of California and the entire United States. Let us protect your rights and your freedom – contact us for a consultation with federal criminal defense attorney Robert Bernstein to discuss your mail fraud charges.
Beverly Hills Wire Fraud Defense Attorney
Wire Fraud is intentionally planning, creating, or carrying out a scheme in order to defraud others by using any type of electronic communication or wire service during any phase of the criminal event. If this scheme targets a financial institution, the penalties may include a prison sentence of up to 30 years and a fine of up to one million dollars.
Deliberately deceiving another person or persons in an attempt to obtain money or property constitutes the crime of fraud. When an individual uses electronic communication services (including television, radio, telephone or internet) to commit or attempt to commit fraud, this is the federal crime of wire fraud.
Los Angeles, California Wire Fraud Charges & Penalties
Wire fraud is defined and the penalties are outlined in Section 1343 of U.S. Code > Title 18 > Part 1 > Chapter 63. According to federal law, an individual who devises a scheme to defraud, and sends or causes to be sent any picture, sound, writing, etc. in this regard through the radio, internet, TV or radio, may be found guilty of wire fraud. The penalties for this offense may include fines and/or a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Should a financial institution suffer losses as a result of the violation, the penalties may increase to up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1 million.
Los Angeles Wire Fraud Defense Attorney Robert Bernstein
If you, or someone you know is facing wire fraud charges, or if you have been contacted by a federal agency in connection with a wire fraud investigation, it is in your best interest to protect your rights and consult a Los Angeles federal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Robert M. Bernstein is a skilled federal criminal defense attorney who is more than qualified to represent clients who are currently facing an investigation or charges involving wire fraud. Applying his knowledge in this area, and using his extensive resources to conduct a thorough investigation of the case, attorney Bernstein can provide the highest level legal representation in the federal cases he defends.
Contact Los Angeles wire fraud lawyer Robert M. Bernstein today!