Punishments for Mail Fraud

To be convicted of mail fraud, the prosecution must prove, without a reasonable doubt, that the defendant purposefully created a plan to defraud an individual through a mail carrier and displayed intent to commit the fraud. It must also be proven that the fraud was based on a misrepresentation of material. The mail fraud statute Is Title 18, United States Code §1341, which states that it is a federal offense to use the mail to carry out a fraudulent scheme. The maximum sentence for mail fraud is 30 years in prison with a million dollar fine.

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The prosecution is given the burden to prove intent, which is often accomplished by circumstantial evidence. If it is found that the purpose was to defraud, the prosecutor has enough direct evidence of intent to defraud and the investigation can move forward.

It is important to understand the severity of the offense you are suspected of if under investigation for mail fraud. This type of fraud crime can be difficult to defend on your own without the proper representation of a skilled attorney from our firm. If you or a loved one is under investigation for the criminal charge of mail fraud, it is important to obtain hard-hitting and experienced legal representation from Thomas & Paulk.

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