Credit Card Theft in New Jersey: N.J.S. 2C:21-6
Parsippany Criminal Defense Lawyer
Robbery, burglary, and shoplifting are common theft crimes. Credit card theft, often related to identity theft, is becoming more widespread. Charges of theft are serious and the consequences can be significant if convicted of the crime. If you or a loved one is accused of credit card theft, contact a Parsippany criminal defense lawyer from my firm.
Common Types of Credit Card Theft and Fraud
Skimming credit cards or completing and submitting someone else's credit card application are examples of crimes involving credit cards.
A crime of credit card theft can include the following:
- Taking someone else's card without their consent
- Engaging in the buying or selling of credit cards
- Making or modifying credit cards
- Unauthorized signing of another's card
- Receiving a credit card in error and using the card
A person found to have in their possession at least two credit cards with other names can be accused of credit card theft. It is also against the law to take another's credit card to secure a debt. Most credit card thefts are fourth degree offenses and that can often result in at least 18 months in state prison and other penalties. In some circumstances, the charges may be in the third degree with a 5-year prison sentence and additional penalties.
Need an Experienced Criminal Attorney in Morris County, New Jersey?
The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. helps clients facing credit card theft and other theft charges. I defend my clients with a full commitment to fighting for the best possible outcome. It is important to have an experienced attorney by your side to protect your constitutional rights.
I have defended numerous theft cases and have often achieved the result of decreased charges or case dismissal. My firm works closely with clients from the time of arrest, at arraignment, and all following criminal court appearances. Thorough case preparation and close inspection of the facts have proven successful in the cases I defend.
Contact my firm today to retain an aggressive legal defense for your credit card theft case.
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