Fraud is a serious crime that can have serious consequences. In the United States, the statute of limitations for fraud crimes varies depending on the type of fraud and the jurisdiction in which it was committed. Generally, the statute of limitations for fraud crimes is five years, but it can be longer or shorter depending on the type of crime. Bank fraud or RICO based on bank fraud has a statute of limitations of 10 years from the date of the crime.
Postal fraud has a statute of limitations of 10 years from the date of the crime. Electronic fraud has a statute of limitations of 10 years after the date of the crime. Embezzlement of funds from a federal institution has a statute of limitations of 10 years after the date of the crime. The statute of limitations for serious fraud against the United States is 7 years from the date the crime was committed.
Some immigration charges and charges related to bank and financial fraud are subject to a 10-year statute of limitations, instead of the general 5 years. The allegation of serious fraud against the U. S. must involve a minimum of 1,000,000.
Tax evasion, failure to file a tax return, and other tax crimes have a 6-year statute of limitations. Some crimes are not subject to statute of limitations, so a person can be charged at any time in the future, either one year after the date of the crime or 30 years after it was committed. Statutory defense is available because, for many crimes, it's simply unfair to require a person to defend themselves from a crime so long ago that it's difficult to remember the information and evidence to present a viable defense. If you or a loved one are facing a criminal charge at the federal level, it's critical that you talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience handling federal crimes in Southern California.
Our attorneys will fight to get the best possible outcome in your case. With offices in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina and Victorville, there's an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Wallin & Klarich in Southern California near you.