Our federal government has dramatically accelerated efforts to control and deter corporate corruption. Mail fraud is often strategically deployed as "catch-all" or "add-on" charge when more specific allegations of criminal schemes and activities are difficult to prove.
Mail fraud and wire fraud are two of the most frequently charged catch-all criminal offenses.
At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, our defense lawyers represent business owners, directors, officers and managers who are accused of mail fraud and other types of white collar crime. With offices in New York City, Denver and New Jersey, we handle these cases in federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Colorado.
What Is Mail Fraud?
The federal mail fraud statute contains very broad language. Essentially, an accusation of mail fraud can be based on an allegation that the U.S. mail was used to exchange information related to criminal conduct of any kind.
The charge is a serious one that can bring prison time along with fatal damage to the career and reputation of the accused. You could face personal liability for actions taken on behalf of your employer. Our defense attorneys are equipped to protect your interests at any point in the criminal justice process, including:
- Leading and orchestrating an internal investigation to expose unlawful or questionable conduct that could ultimately bring mail fraud charges
- Advising businesses and individuals of their rights when contacted by state or federal authorities such as the attorney general's office, FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or others
- Building the strongest possible defense case for obtaining a dismissal or acquittal on felony mail fraud or similar charges — as well as insulation from civil liability as an entirely separate legal matter
It is important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at the first hint of wrongdoing or contact by law enforcement or a government agency.
For More Information About Mail Fraud
If you suspect questionable activity within your company that could lead to charges of mail fraud or you think you may be personally vulnerable, we encourage you to contact us online or call 917-512-4332 or 866-716-3813 toll free.