IRVINE WIRE FRAUD LAWYER

Orange County Fraud Defense Attorney

Under the federal statute, 18 United States Code section 1343, wire fraud is defined as:

"Any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses . . . to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication."

In other words, it is a federal offense to use a telephone, radio, television, Internet or fax machine to commit fraud. Wire fraud is punishable in federal court by up to 20 years in prison. Wire fraud is a very serious allegation and if you are facing federal wire fraud charges, it is critical that you seek out the representation of an experienced attorney like Ron Cordova.

With 40 years of criminal defense experience, Irvine wire fraud attorney, Ron Cordova has extensive experience and an incomparable track record in federal courts. Wire fraud charges are usually brought along with other charges of federal financial crimes. To discuss your wire fraud or other federal criminal case in a free consultation, contact Ron Cordova today.

Wire Fraud — Broad, Sweeping Offense

The federal statute that describes wire fraud is broad and sweeping, covering a wide range of communication devices. Anything from sending a fax to talking on your cell phone about committing an act of fraud can constitute wire fraud. Wire fraud is similar to mail fraud, which is using the United States Mail to commit fraud. These cases are usually prosecuted in federal court, as any act involving interstate commerce through the use of the Internet or a telephone can trigger federal court jurisdiction.

Wire fraud is often brought along with other charges such as:

  • Bank fraud
  • Check fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Forgery/identity theft
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Embezzlement
  • Securities fraud
  • Computer/Internet fraud

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation Today

From his law office in Irvine, mail and wire fraud lawyer Ron Cordova represents clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in Orange County and communities throughout Southern California. He represents clients charged with federal offenses in federal courts across the United States. To schedule a free initial consultation, call toll free at 888-696-5790 or contact the office by e-mail as soon as possible.

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