There are state and federal laws against using communication devices to commit fraud. If law enforcement accuses you, arrests you, or charges you with wire fraud or a related crime, you do not have to try to navigate this on your own. The wire fraud lawyers in Tampa, FL from Goldman Wetzel are here to protect your rights and fight for a more favorable outcome in your case.
Let our team review your case and build a solid defense strategy on your behalf. We can go to work for you immediately, defending your best interests, and coming with you to interrogations and court appearances, if necessary.
Call us today at (888) 727-4652 to discuss your case with someone from our Tampa, FL office.
Reach Out to Us Early About Your Tampa, FL Wire Fraud Case
We can sometimes get the best possible outcome in this type of case when clients enlist our help before they face charges. Call us after you learn of accusations or after your arrest, and we may be able to uncover evidence that proves to the U.S. Attorney prosecuting your case that you are not the suspect they are looking for. We may be able to prevent them from ever filing charges against you.
Going to work on your case early also has other advantages. Even if we cannot present evidence to clear your name early on, we have more time to gather facts, and this allows us to build a stronger defense. Let us go to work:
- Explaining and protecting your rights
- Accompanying you to interrogations
- Helping you respond to a warrant for your arrest
- Representing you during court appearances
- Fighting for your best interests and a more favorable outcome
We Will Fight for a More Favorable Outcome in Your Wire Fraud Case
The Goldman Wetzel attorneys know how to develop a strong defense strategy and fight to dismiss or reduce the charges against you, get an acquittal, or reduce the penalties you may face. We work together on every case. We have experience on both sides of the courtroom — Summer Goldman as a prosecutor and Maribeth Wetzel as a criminal defense attorney.
We will look at all aspects of your case and learn as much as possible about the case the U.S. Attorney is building against you. Learning about your case requires us to conduct our own investigation into the crime, the circumstances of it, and how you ended up getting the blame. Once we have a good idea about the facts of your case, we may be able to take steps to:
- Get evidence thrown out so it cannot play a role during your trial
- Negotiate a plea deal for a reduced charge and reduced sentence
- Take proof to the prosecution to show you could not have committed the crime
- Go to court and fight for a “not guilty” verdict
- Negotiate a probated or reduced sentence
A wire fraud lawyer in Tampa, FL will take all necessary steps to try to reduce the impact facing these accusations has on your life. Our defense strategy and the possible outcomes depend on many factors. We can help you understand what you are up against and how we plan to counter the prosecution’s case. With the attorneys from Goldman Wetzel, you will always receive compassionate support and guidance as well as aggressive legal representation.
Wire Fraud Has Harsh Penalties Upon Conviction
While many of the methods used today to perpetrate wire fraud scams are relatively new, the crime itself goes back to the earliest days of telegraphs and telephones. Since the advent of wired communication, people have been trying to use it for nefarious purposes. Today, under federal statute 18 USC § 1343, almost any type of hoax or scheme that employs a communications device may be wire fraud. These devices might include:
- Wired telephones
- Cellular telephones and smartphones
- Tablets and iPads
- Social media including Facebook and Twitter
- Online fundraising sites
It is illegal to defraud or attempt to deceive others using any of the devices above. Wire fraud is not an accidental crime. Those who commit this crime often use a ruse or hoax to convince others to hand over their money or personal information. Their scheme may try to gain access to:
- Donations, often submitted online
- Personal information such as birthdays and Social Security numbers
- Credit card or debit card numbers
- Bank account information
- Account login credentials
If law enforcement accuses you of this type of crime, you could face a federal judge in the Middle District of Florida. You do not have to do this alone. The Goldman Wetzel team is here for you. Call us today at (888) 727-4652.
You Could Face Significant Prison Time for a Tampa Wire Fraud Conviction
Because wire fraud is a federal crime, the penalties you face are more severe. It is important to note that among the factors that will affect your sentence if convicted is:
- How many counts of wire fraud they convict you of
- How much money you defrauded the victims
- Who you targeted, such as senior citizens
- Your criminal history
Because you could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine for each victim, this type of crime could cost you decades behind bars. You could do significant prison time if we cannot help you get a more favorable outcome. Reach out to us today at (888) 727-4652 to learn more.
Talk About Your Case with a Wire Fraud Lawyer in Tampa, FL
If you face arrest on suspicion of wire fraud, or if you face wire fraud charges, the attorneys from Goldman Wetzel are here to defend your name and fight to help you get a more favorable outcome. We may be able to clear your name, reduce the charges against you, or reduce the penalties you face.
Call us today at (888) 727-4652 to discuss how a wire fraud lawyer in Tampa, FL can help with your federal wire fraud case.