Common Defenses for Wire Fraud

Wire fraud happens when an individual uses a device to send information across state lines with the intention of defrauding someone. It’s a serious crime with penalties ranging from probation to 20 years in prison with only a single offense. When wire fraud includes a financial institution or can be connected to a federally declared emergency situation, those penalties rise to $1,000,000 in fines and a possibility of 30 years in prison.