Fraud Crimes

Fraud offenses can range from relatively simple crimes such as credit card fraud, to wire fraud or mail fraud, all the way to more sophisticated charges like securities fraud. Though each kind of fraud has unique elements and a particular context, the essential parts of a fraud case are often the same from offense to offense.

To convict you of a fraud crime, the government has to prove that you lied, or that you were either participating in a scheme to take something of value from someone else through deceit.

Often, in a fraud case, the biggest issue will be whether the government can prove that you had the intent to either lie or do something deceitful.

We have a few specific resources for people who are worried about federal fraud charges.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about federal fraud charges:

How do the federal sentencing guidelines work in fraud cases?