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Federal Crime For Stealing Mail 18 U.S.C. 1341 § 1341

By Spodek Law Group | March 7, 2023

Understanding Federal Mail Fraud Legislation 18 U.S.C. 1341 § 1341

The Spodek Law Firm and Attorney Todd Spodek understand that mail fraud is a federal offense with serious consequences. The federal statute governing mail fraud is 18 U.S.C. 1341. Mail fraud is defined in this legislation as the use or theft of mail in order to deceive another person or organization. To be called mail fraud, four factors must be present: a fraudulent plan, intent to defraud, serious misrepresentation of the truth, and use of the postal system to carry out the crime.

What Is Postal Fraud?

Postal fraud is a severe crime that may take various forms, from fraudulent organizations to sweepstakes schemes. These scams often exploit marketing or religion to entice victims. For example, some preachers on late-night infomercials may offer “Miracle Spring Water” in return for a contribution. Although this may seem to be innocuous, it comes under the heading of postal fraud if the preacher utilizes the letter to mislead people.

Sanctions for Mail Fraud

The Spodek Law Firm and Attorney Todd Spodek want you to know that the consequences for mail fraud may be severe. If convicted of mail fraud, you may face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine assessed by the court. If the postal fraud involves a bank or other financial institution, or if it includes federal disaster relief money, the penalties are significantly harsher. In some circumstances, the penalty may be up to 30 years in federal prison and a $1,000 fine. In addition, the court may require you to pay reparations to the victims.

Defenses Against Postal Fraud Charges

The Spodek Law Firm and Attorney Todd Spodek want you to know that you have defenses against mail fraud allegations. The three most prevalent defenses include claiming no intent to deceive, claiming no use of the mail happened, and alleging that an unlawful search and seizure occurred.

Related Crimes

Mail fraud is closely connected to wire fraud and bank fraud. Wire fraud is the use of wire services, such as Western Union or the internet, to conduct fraud. Bank fraud is the effort to defraud a financial institution, such as a bank. Both offenses, like mail fraud, entail severe punishments.

Commonly Asked Questions

If you have any concerns concerning mail fraud, The Spodek Law Firm and Attorney Todd Spodek are here to assist. These are some frequently asked questions and their answers:

  • Is mail fraud a federal or state offense? Both, however it is usually tried as a federal offense.
  • What is the statute of limitations for mail fraud? Except in instances involving a financial institution, the statute of limitations for mail and wire fraud is five years.
  • Can I be prosecuted with mail fraud if I didn’t really send anything via the mail? Certainly, as long as you utilized the mail to promote your plan, you may be charged with mail fraud.
  • If I am convicted of mail fraud, can I get my record sealed? No, mail fraud is a federal offense that cannot be sealed.

Why Choose The Spodek Law Group?

Whether you have been charged with mail fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, or any other felony, The Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek are here to assist. Our skilled team of attorneys and detectives will carefully analyze the accusations against you and devise an effective defense plan. We work relentlessly for our clients and will do all possible to get the charges reduced or dismissed, based on the facts of the case.

We realize the gravity of the issue, and we understand that a conviction for mail fraud may have long-term ramifications, such as making it difficult to find work, an apartment, or a house. That is why we provide a free case review in which we will tell you what to anticipate and what we can do to assist you.

The Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek have years of criminal legal expertise, and we have successfully defended numerous clients accused with mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and other felonies. We have the skill, understanding, and experience to handle any legal scenario.

Penalties for mail fraud:

  • Mail Fraud Penalties
  • Routine mail fraud
  • Up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine decided by the court
  • Postal scam involving government disaster relief payments or a bank or other financial institution
  • Up to 30 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine

Contact The Spodek Law Firm now for a free case evaluation. We accept all sorts of criminal cases and will work hard to help you defend your case as well as we can. Let us to be your defense team and fight for your rights.

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