Mail service has been a part of American life as far back as the 17th century. It's something millions of us rely on every day for conducting business, exchanging personal communications, and making purchases. But what happens when mail service is tampered with? This is known as mail fraud, and the lawyers at Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC, in Lexington, Kentucky, would like to share some important facts on this topic.
Here's a breakdown on what mail fraud is as well as some examples of the crime, brought to you by the criminal defense lawyers at Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC:
- Mail Fraud Defined: There are certain levels of trust and responsibility placed on every citizen to maintain the integrity of the U.S. mail. To maintain these levels, authorities take any attempt to interfere with the honest operation of mail service very seriously. In most cases, mail fraud occurs when one party utilizes the mail to defraud another party of money or property.
- Mail Fraud Is A Felony: Don't fall under the impression that mail fraud is a victimless crime or isn't as serious as other offenses because there is no face-to-face interaction. Authorities consider mail fraud a felony, which means it is far more severe than a misdemeanor and has much harsher consequences. If you've been charged with mail fraud, your attorney at Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC understands the nature and severity of the charges you're facing and knows how to present an effective defense.
- Examples Of Mail Fraud: One of the most common types of mail fraud is one many of us who use email know all too well. Someone obtains our email address and sends us a plea for money, claiming they are trapped in another country and promising us a huge return on any funds we can "loan" them. Other types of mail fraud can be sneakier. Here in Kentucky, the nation's home for quality bourbon, selling and shipping bourbon to customers out of state is forbidden because it skirts mandated sales tax.
Trust the lawyers of Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC to represent you in your mail fraud case. Call (859) 255-7761 or visit their website to schedule a consultation with an attorney. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and the attorneys at Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC, will stand by your side throughout the entire legal process.