Defense Lawyers for Credit Card Theft Charges in Ocean County, New Jersey
In New Jersey, credit card fraud is a serious indictable offense that, if convicted, exposes a defendant to thousands of dollars in fines in addition to restitution, probation, and jail time. If you or your loved one is facing Ocean County credit card fraud charges, then you should seriously consider retaining experienced legal counsel to protect your rights. An experienced theft and fraud defense attorney will help navigate the court system while working with the prosecutor on your behalf in an effort to avoid or minimize your potential penalties. Will Proetta, our firm’s founding attorney, has handled many criminal and municipal charges including credit card fraud charges throughout New Jersey. Our firm represents individuals charged with fraudulent use of credit cards in Ocean County and surrounding areas such as Jackson, Manchester, Berkeley, Lakehurst, Manahawkin, Ocean Township, Beachwood, and Lavallette. If you have been charged with credit card fraud in Ocean County or elsewhere in New Jersey, contact us today. Our office is conveniently located on Route 9 in Toms River and we offer a free initial consultation. One of our Ocean Coutny criminal defense lawyers is available 24/7 to assist you at (848) 238-2100.
New Jersey Credit Card Fraud Statute 2C:21-6
The law regarding credit card fraud in New Jersey is addressed in section N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6 of the Criminal Code. The statute islisted below, in pertinent part, for your reading convenience.
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.
As referenced above, credit card fraud is graded as a third degree indictable offense. For more information on the grading of offenses, click here. These charges are handled in the Ocean County Superior Court. Due to the nature and circumstances of the crime that typically involve a stolen credit card, we often handle credit card fraud charges with related crimes such as Theft by Deception and Forgery. It is vital that you understand that indictable crimes carry serious penalties that also give rise to complicated issues that require the litigation skills of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Contact a Jackson NJ Credit Card Fraud Lawyer Today
At the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver, our lawyers dedicate their practice to the exclusive representation of defendants against criminal and municipal charges, and have handled countless cases just like yours. We will work with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office in an effort to have your charge amended to a less serious violation or to 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 Ocean County and New Jersey including Lakewood, Bayville, Waretown, Surf City, South Toms River, Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant Beach. If you or a loved one has been charged with credit card fraud or related theft or fraud charges, contact our Toms River office today for a free initial consultation at (848) 238-2100.
Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. All major credit cards are accepted.