Most wire fraud charges are pursued by the federal government. However, Michigan can press charges as well. Wire fraud involves the use of the telephone, cell phone, Internet, fax, e-mail, or any other form of electronic communication in order to commit fraud. It’s a serious crime, and if you’re convicted, you’ll be charged with a felony. If you’re facing charges, immediately speak with a wire fraud attorney.
Whether it’s the state or the federal government that’s pressing charges depends on many factors, including the value of loss caused by the fraud, the amount of evidence the prosecutor has, and other circumstances.
Something to keep in mind is that the electronic communication doesn’t need to be an important aspect to the fraud.
If you simply mention your fraudulent plan on the telephone, you could face prosecution.
Also, you don’t need to be the person who initiates the electronic communication in order to be accused of wire fraud.
For example, if you do something that causes another person to wire you money, that’ll be enough to charge you with wire fraud.
Penalties Associated with Wire Fraud
If you’re convicted of wire fraud, you could be facing a 20-year felony, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the amount of loss caused by your fraud, whichever is greater.
Just like other fraud cases, each individual fraudulent act can be a separate charge against you.
Over Two Decades of Legal Experience With Michigan DUI laws and Other Practice Areas
We’ll Tackle Even The Most Challenging Cases and Refuse To Back Down
We Have a Successful Track-Record Obtaining Favorable Outcomes For Our Clients
Our Seasoned Trial Lawyers Aren’t Afraid To Go To Court & Fight For Your Rights
From Our Clients
50+ Reviews, 5 Star Ratings
Stop your Google search, pick up the phone and retain the services of the best criminal defense team in the state of Michigan. When you hire Barton Morris to represent you, you should be confident in knowing that the lawyers on his team will fight for your legal rights in every way possible. Mr. Morris and his associates legal knowledge is unsurpassed bar none. Although my case was unique, having been on the lam for sixteen years, Mr. Morris was able to prove that the lack of evidence was detrimental to the prosecution and all charges were dismissed. Mr. Morris happened to be the second lawyer that I contacted. The first lawyer said he would take my case for a $10K retainer fee and that I had a long road ahead of me. The next day, I contacted Mr. Morris and knew from our first conversation that I was in good hands with his representation. Stop shopping around and hire Barton Morris today!
Tell us about your legal situation.
There is no time to waste. Let our top-rated criminal defense team review your case.
This is a free no-obligation offer
Facing DUI Charges?
A DUI conviction changes your life forever. Loss of employment, your driver's license, and your weapons for starters. A DUI also can never be expunged, meaning you'll always have a criminal record if convicted. Now is the wrong time to price shop attorneys. Learn why we're your best chance of getting your desired outcome.