Being accused of white collar crimes such as mail fraud or wire fraud in Salt Lake City is an extremely serious situation. Not only could a person convicted of mail fraud or wire fraud face years behind bars, but he or she could also be subject to significant fines. In addition, individuals accused of mail fraud or wire fraud may be ordered to pay restitution, that is, they may have to pay back what they allegedly obtained through fraud. Further, the accused could be sued in a civil court for damages. These consequences could prove personally and financially ruinous for an individual.
Because they are white collar crimes, mail fraud and wire fraud can dramatically and negatively affect a person’s professional life. This is particularly true for those who work in the area of finance, or other industries where fiduciary duty is important. A criminal conviction could prevent a person from being able to work in these areas ever again.
Those accused of these types of crimes may feel afraid, confused and worried. Therefore, individuals accused of mail fraud or wire fraud should not hesitate to consider seeking the help they need to protect their future. Attorney Catherine Cleveland has spent over 15 years representing individuals in Utah who are facing accusations of communication fraud. She understands the legal challenges of such cases and has worked to obtain fair and appropriate results for her clients.
Mail fraud and wire fraud charges can come with long-term consequences. Seeking the right help can be the first step in mitigating these consequences so that the accused has a chance of walking away from the situation with his or her freedom, finances and professional and personal reputation intact.