Mail fraud is the use of the U.S. Postal Service in any criminal attempt
to gain money or things of value. Whether it is securities fraud, health
care fraud, tax fraud, or any number of offenses, the original crime carries its
own penalties. The use of the Postal Service or other, private or commercial
interstate carrier raises the crime to the level of mail fraud and brings
enhanced punishment, including separate federal prosecution for crimes that
would otherwise be matters of state jurisdiction.
Section 1341 of the U.S. Code states that if anyone involved in a fraud or swindle causes the Postal Service to be used, that person shall be fined, imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both. Violations affecting financial institutions are punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000,000, imprisonment for not more than 30 years, or both. Section 1342 provides that use of a fictitious name or address through the mail is potentially punishable by a fine and/or up to five years in prison.
Simply attempting or conspiring to commit these crimes is punishable by the same penalties as those who actually succeed in committing the offenses.
Because mail fraud is relatively easy to prove, it is also a relatively common additional charge — an additional federal charge that adds complexity to your case. If you are suspected of a white-collar crime through the U.S. mail, your best defense is early, capable representation by an experienced attorney who can act as a firewall between you and investigators, protecting your rights throughout the case. Consult an experienced criminal defense attorney at Joffe & Joffe.
Call or contact Joffe Law today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
Joffe Law, PA
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Representative case results include:
Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine