CREDIT CARD FRAUD
Attorney for Those Facing Fraudulent Use of Credit Card Charges
It seems as though consumers use credit cards and debit cards more than ever before. These methods of spending are more convenient than cash. Further, as online transactions continue to grow, people are using credit cards and debit cards more frequently. Law enforcement agents devote extensive resources to investigating and apprehending individuals who are alleged to have used credit cards for fraudulent uses. If you or someone you love faces these allegations, it is critical to have a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer leading your defense.
We are the Morristown law firm of Maynard Law Office, LLC. Our New Jersey credit card fraud lawyers advocate for individuals facing these serious charges.
Under New Jersey law, credit card fraud can entail one of two acts. A person who knowingly uses a counterfeit, fictitious, altered, forged, lost, stolen or fraudulently obtained credit card to obtain money, goods or services might be found guilty of credit card fraud. Secondly, a person who acquires or uses an actual or fictitious credit card or uses information pertaining to a credit card account, with the intent to defraud, might be found guilty of credit card fraud. The fraudulent use of a credit card is a third-degree crime under New Jersey law. A third-degree crime is punishable by three to five years in prison. Depending on the facts of the case, prosecutors may also bring theft by deception charges in addition to credit card fraud charges.
We Understand How to Review Evidence & Utilize Weaknesses
Credit card transactions nearly always have an electronic trail that show when and where a specific transaction took place. Our lawyers understand how to review this evidence and utilize any weaknesses in the state’s case. If there are weaknesses, we will act decisively to gain a dismissal or reduction in the charges.
In the event the state has a strong case, we will explore alternative sentencing and do whatever we can within the law to minimize the punishment in your case.
Serving All of New Jersey, Including Morristown, Wayne, Hanover & Paterson
In addition to credit card fraud defense, we also assist clients with criminal charges stemming from bad checks, forgery, identity theft, insurance fraud and other white collar crimes. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your criminal allegations. To get started, call 973-540-0054 today.