Waco Federal Mail Fraud Attorney
If you are facing a federal criminal charge or you are under investigation for a federal mail and wire fraud crime in Waco, you need to speak immediately with a Waco mail and wire fraud lawyer from Dunnam & Dunnam. Federal mail and wire fraud crimes are often associated with federal crimes, including Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud, or bank fraud. As a result, your charges could involve intrusive financial investigations and you will need to know your rights so that you can best protect yourself. Our federal criminal defense team includes former prosecutor and board certified criminal law specialist Thomas West.
Pleading requirements for mail and wire fraud
Mail fraud is a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1341 and can be charged almost any time the U.S. Postal Service is used to transmit materials that are inherently criminal or in furtherance of criminal activity.
Wire fraud is a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343 and can be charged any time criminal information or information in furtherance of criminal activity is transmitted electronically, including by radio, phone, Internet and television.
Discovery issues for mail and wire fraud
The prosecution must demonstrate in a mail or wire fraud case that specific information was transmitted by mail or wire. This requirement usually demands that the prosecution produce proof of the existence of the offending material and the mode of transmission. This result is most often accomplished by the production of the materials or verifiable duplications of the materials (e.g., letters with postage, facsimile receipts, emails with meta-data and telephonic voice recordings). Because this production is somewhat straightforward, the discovery in a mail or wire fraud case often focuses on evidence of the underlying crime.
Key witnesses for mail and wire fraud
With the rise of Internet-based wire fraud, computer and telecom experts have become essential witnesses in these types of cases.
Waco federal wire fraud attorney
Waco criminal defense attorney Thomas C. West is a former prosecutor. He is board certified in Criminal Law, which is a distinction held by very few criminal defense attorneys. Choosing a local attorney is important. Although fine attorneys exist elsewhere, having the local knowledge of the Waco judge, prosecutors and jury pool is invaluable in the defense of a federal crime. If you need an aggressive federal mail fraud and wire fraud defense attorney in Waco, call Thomas West at 254-753-6437.