Credit Card Fraud Defense Lawyers near East Rutherford, New Jersey
Bergen County NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers
Travis J. Tormey is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has been representing clients charged with theft and fraud offenses for years including robbery, check fraud, and forgery in Fort Lee, Hackensack, and Central Bergen Municipal Court. In fact, Mr. Tormey was featured in the Daily Record in Morris County regarding several shoplifting cases he handled because of the immigration consequences and penalties involved. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in New Jersey, contact Mr. Tormey anytime for immediate assistance at (908)517-3213. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge. With offices conveniently located in Paramus and Morristown, Mr. Tormey appears in courts throughout northern New Jersey on a daily basis.
Credit Card Fraud: 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.
Credit Card Fraud in NJ: A Third Degree Crime
As the above statute details, credit card fraud is a third degree indictable offense in New Jersey. As a result, these charged must be handled at the Superior Court in the county in which the offense was permitted. For example, if your fraudulent use of a credit card charge was allegedly committed in Fort Lee Borough, New Jersey, this case must be handled at the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack. Third degree crimes have a presumption of non-incarceration if you have no prior criminal record. Therefore, you are considered a good candidate for probation if you have no priors and are charged with third degree credit card fraud. You may also be eligible for the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program.
If you or a loved one has been charged with credit card fraud or another criminal offense in New Jersey, contact our Morristown or Paramus offices anytime for a free initial consultation at (908)517-3213.