Mail fraud in Arizona is a felony or misdemeanor

Is Mail Fraud in Arizona a Felony or Misdemeanor?

Being charged with theft is a serious offense in the state of Arizona, and one that can be scary and overwhelming, but with the right representation at your side who understands mail fraud and theft charges and how they work in Arizona, you have a very good chance of winning your case in court.

There are different classifications of theft in Arizona, which all come with different penalties, fines, and various different fees which are assessed by the judge in each case. A fraud attorney from the Shah Law Firm can help explain your charges and to protect your legal rights as you move through the legal process. We have years of experience devising defense strategies for individuals like you, facing charges just like yours, so we know exactly what it takes to win and ensure that you get your life back.

Arizona Mail Fraud: What You Need to Know

If you are charged with mail fraud in the state of Arizona, you will have to face your charges in the federal court system. That means that you will need an experienced fraud attorney who understands and who has represented clients in federal court before, to ensure the best defense is built for your case. At the Shah Law Firm, we are familiar with the federal court system, and we have helped numerous clients just like you with charges of mail fraud, with both felony and misdemeanor charges.

In Misdemeanor and Felony Mail Fraud, there are Critical Factors that Must Be Proven by the Prosecution Against You

When facing your prosecution in court, there are a variety of variables they must be able to prove in order to find you guilty of either misdemeanor or felony mail fraud. They must be able to prove that:

  • You knowingly created a fraudulent scheme
  • You began the process with the intention of committing fraud
  • You, or someone working in collaboration with you, mailed the items in question with the intent to commit fraud
  • When you or someone you enlisted mailed the items in question, you did so with the intent to defraud another person or other entity

Because they must be able to prove all of the above factors in your case beyond a reasonable doubt, the burden of proof is on the prosecution. And, with a knowledgeable attorney who has defended mail fraud cases like yours in federal court in the past, there are many ways in which your case could be dismissed, or the charges could be dramatically reduced.

With that said, it is important to understand that mail fraud is a very serious charge, and in fact, if the fraud involves a financial institution, you could have to pay fines up to $250,000 and spend up to 30 years in federal prison if found guilty.

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