Credit Card Fraud Defense
Credit card fraud involves the fraudulent use or representation of a credit account. Lost or stolen credit cards are a common type of credit card fraud where the accused uses the credit card of another person to make a purchase. It is also common for credit cards to be intercepted through the mail and then used. Credit card fraud can overlap with many other types of fraud including Identity Theft, Mail Fraud or Internet Fraud.
Credit Card Fraud Charges
Credit card fraud is a federal offense but often accompanies charges of state offenses such as identity theft. This makes it important to have a criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights in both state and federal courts. Having a good understanding of both legal systems is the only way to successfully defend against fraud. Usually fraud is prosecuted at a federal level under the illegal use of access devices – this refers to anything that uses an access device to facilitate the act of fraud, such as a computer. Most of credit card fraud occurs over the internet since it is easier to avoid verification. Only the data that is located on the card itself is necessary to make a purchase.
Aggressive Credit Card Fraud Defense
Like all white collar crimes, the successful defense of credit card fraud depends mostly on the experience of the criminal defense lawyer. An experienced criminal attorney will be of great benefit to protecting their client’s rights especially during the initial phases of investigation. This can also lead to greater negotiating power, which means lessened charges or even dismissal before the charges go to court. If you are suspected of credit card fraud, you should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to maximize your chances of avoiding conviction. The punishments for federal fraud offenses can be severe. Conviction for multiple accounts of fraud could lead to as many as 20 years imprisonment.
We Can Help
Our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to defend our clients against any charges of credit card fraud. We will devote all of the firm’s resources to protecting your rights. Our criminal defense attorneys have experience in both federal and state courts and can provide a full defense against credit card fraud or related charges no matter what law enforcement agencies or powers of prosecution have been brought against you.
Credit card fraud can become a very complex issue. Our criminal defense team is ready to devote the resources necessary to successfully defend against complex cases of fraud. We have dismissed cases of identity theft and fraud before and know what it takes to win in both state and federal courts. If you are under investigation or have been charged with credit card fraud, Contact our criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible to arrange a free and confidential initial consultation