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Defenders Of The Accused
Matthew Radefeld & Dan Juengel

Is the government pursuing you for suspected mail fraud?

On Behalf of | Feb 6, 2018 | Blog |

If you face accusations of mail fraud and indicted on federal charges, the government will be relentless when the court case against you takes place.

Mail fraud takes many forms, and you may or may not have run afoul of the law. In any case, you will need legal representation in order to deal successfully with the U.S. government.

Fraudulent circumstances

You may have developed a brochure that touts a heavenly vacation at a luxurious island resort, which in fact, does not exist. You may advertise a revolutionary new topical cure for aching knees that people may purchase by mail order. You might send out an invitation to join a club where the recipient’s soulmate surely awaits. If solicitations sound too good to be true, the federal government could step in with questions.

The U.S. Code Book

According to the U.S. Code Book, a federal investigation can commence against you if it appears that you are using the U.S. mail to offer for sale or trade something such as a product or service, or an investment opportunity that does not meet the expectations promised in the information provided.

Victims can use civil court

There is a civil law called the False Representation Statute. Victims of mail fraud can use this law and a civil proceeding to seek redress. A plaintiff would have to prove that the claim or offer that you made was a false one and that it came through the mail.

Offenders must use federal court

When the federal government pursues the alleged offender of mail fraud, the resulting case must be tried in federal court. If you are the recipient of intense scrutiny by the government, you will need the services of a criminal defense attorney with experience handling federal court procedures as well as federal sentencing guidelines. Mail fraud is a serious matter, but your attorney will work to secure the best possible outcome for your case.