Arrested for Credit Card Fraud in NJ? We Can Help
Credit Card Fraud Defense Lawyers Near Me with offices in Morristown, NJ
Credit card fraud, also known as the fraudulent use of a credit card, is classified as a third degree felony offense in New Jersey.
Call The Tormey Law Firm anytime at (201)-556-1570 for a free consultation with one of the firm’s skilled criminal defense attorneys. They are happy to discuss your case, answer your pressing questions, and if you choose to obtain further services, you can move forward with confidence and a dedicated defender on your side.
Credit Card Fraud Charges in NJ: A Third Degree Crime
New Jersey Law outlines offenses involving the Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card in N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6h of the Criminal Code. N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6h sets forth:
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.
What if I am Found Guilty of Credit Card Fraud?
The fraudulent use of a credit card is a third degree crime in New Jersey, as the aforementioned statute provides. State law mandates that a third degree crime is punishable by a term of incarceration ranging from three (3) to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison, provided that the presumption of non-incarceration does not apply. If you have no prior criminal record, you may be sentenced to probation instead of jail time; however, you will still have a felony conviction hanging over your head for years to come. Finding the right lawyer can have a significant impact on your chances for achieving a positive result in court.
Take your first step in the right direction and call the Tormey Law Firm today for a free consultation about your case.
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