Mitigate the charges against you. If you have been charged with mail fraud in Saskatchewan than you need to retain a white collar lawyer able to defend your mail fraud charges. The occurrence of identity theft is growing all the time and consequently so are the prison sentences for committing fraud; you need to defend your charges.
Wire fraud and mail fraud are considered white collar crimes under the Criminal Code due to the relative sophistication of the fraud being committed and the potential for theft over $5,000. These crimes carry significant legal consequences. If you have been charged for mail fraud, immediately contact our criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers to start preparing to defend your fraud charges.
Penalties For Mail Fraud In Saskatchewan
Using the mail system to defraud is covered under section 381 of the Code. Every one who makes use of the mail service for the purpose of transmitting or delivering letters or circulars concerning schemes devised or intended to deceive or defraud the public, or for the purpose of obtaining money under false pretences, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2-years.
However, the penalties for general fraud under the Criminal Code of Canada are unforgiving. Section 380(1) states, every one who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service:
- Is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 14-years, where the subject-matter of the offence exceeds five thousand dollars; or
- Is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term up to 2-years, where the value of the subject-matter of the offence does not exceed five thousand dollars.
However, if the subject-matter of the offences exceeds one million dollars, a minimum punishment of more than 2-years is mandatory for repeat offenders.
Federal law dictates the rules surrounding mail fraud. As such, both mail and wire fraud are covered under the Canadian Criminal Code as federal crimes. The statutes regarding mail fraud and wire fraud account for fraudulent conduct or practices using various delivery services and courier services, including:
- Canada Post
- Private Commercial Carriers
Wire fraud involves the use of electronic devices such as:
- Cell phone or mobile phone
- Other communication devices
We Can Defend Your Mail Fraud Charges
Our experienced criminal lawyers are here to protect your rights. At the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers, we know white collar crime are well aware of the technicalities and due process involved with your case. We want to help you repair any damage done to your reputation by having these allegations dropped. Contact Regina Criminal Lawyers today for the mail fraud lawyers you need.