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Credit Card Fraud

Woodbridge NJ Credit Card Fraud Attorney

Lawyers for Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards in Middlesex County, New Jersey

In New Jersey, credit card fraud is a serious felony and indictable offense that, if convicted, is punishable by thousands of dollars in fines and restitution, probation, and lengthy prison time. If you are facing Middlesex County credit card fraud charges, then you should seriously consider retaining sound legal counsel. An experienced criminal defense attorney will help navigate the court system and work with the prosecutor on your behalf in an effort to avoid or minimize your potential penalties. Our founding attorney, Will Proetta, has handled many criminal and municipal charges including the defense of clients against credit card fraud throughout New Jersey. Our firm represents individuals charged with fraudulent use of credit cards in Middlesex County and surrounding areas such as Plainsboro, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Woodbridge, South Plainfield, Old Bridge, Monroe and Carteret. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime of credit card fraud in Middlesex County or elsewhere in New Jersey, contact us today. Our office is conveniently located in Edison and we offer a free initial consultation. A representative is available 24/7 at (732) 659-9600.

New Jersey Credit Card Fraud Law N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6

The law regarding credit card fraud in New Jersey is listed below, in pertinent part, for your reading convenience.

N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6(h) Fraudulent use of credit cards.

A person who knowingly uses any counterfeit, fictitious, altered, forged, lost, stolen or fraudulently obtained credit card to obtain money, goods or services, or anything else of value; or who, with unlawful or fraudulent intent, furnishes, acquires, or uses any actual or fictitious credit card, whether alone or together with names of credit cardholders, or other information pertaining to a credit card account in any form, is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

Third Degree Indictable Offense – if convicted you could face a maximum of 3 – 5 years in state prison.

Speak with a South Plainfield NJ Credit Card Fraud Defense Lawyer Today

As referenced above, credit card fraud is graded as a third degree indictable offense which is also classified as a felony. These charges are handled in the Middlesex County Superior Court. Due to the nature and circumstances of the crime that typically involve a stolen credit card, our attorneys often handle credit card fraud charges with related crimes such as Theft by Deception. It is very important that you understand that indictable crimes carry serious penalties, and also give rise to complicated issues that require the litigation skills of an experienced criminal lawyer. At the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver, our lawyers dedicate a major area of their practice to exclusively representing defendants for criminal and municipal charges, and have handled countless cases just like yours. We will work with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office to seek an amendment of your charge to a less serious violation or help secure your admittance into Pre-Trial Intervention so that your charges can be ultimately dismissed upon completion.

Our law firm represents clients who have been arrested for credit card fraud throughout Middlesex County and New Jersey including South Amboy, Monroe, Piscataway, Edison, Sayreville, and South Plainfield. If you or a loved one has been charged with credit card fraud or a related charge, contact our Edison office today for a free initial consultation at (732) 659-9600.