Milwaukee Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorney
Contact a Powerful White Collar Crime Lawyer Today
Debit or credit card fraud is one of the most common
white collar crimes which involves taking and dishonestly using another person’s credit
card information for personal gain. Credit card fraud is both a state
and federal crime and can be charged anywhere between a Class A misdemeanor
and a Class G felony depending on the severity, carrying up to 10 years
in prison and fines up to $25,000 upon conviction. Given the high-stakes
nature of these charges and the immense damage that
fraud allegations can inflict to a person’s future and reputation, these
types of offenses require the tenacity and skill of an experienced
criminal defense attorney to be successfully defended against.
At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, our Milwaukee white collar
crime lawyer has defended countless clients accused of credit card fraud
and other criminal offenses throughout his 20+ years of legal practice.
Having earned an Avvo Clients’ Choice Award and a collection overwhelmingly
positive client testimonials for our firm’s unparalleled advocacy,
we have what it takes to guard your freedom and minimize your chances
Discuss your charges today – call (414) 882-8382.
Defending Clients Against All Types of Credit Card Fraud Charges
Credit card fraud is a broad term used to describe the use of a credit
card or any comparable credit line to purchase goods or services with
the intention of avoiding payment. While the most common form of credit
card fraud involves identity theft, this is just one of the many forms
of dishonest credit card use prohibited under Wisconsin state law.
Types of prohibited conduct include:
- Making false statements in writing about your own or another person’s
identity or financial standing in order to receive a credit card
- Stealing, unlawfully selling, or otherwise illegally obtaining a debit
or credit card
- Counterfeiting cards or possessing an altered or counterfeited card
- Using a forged, expired, or revoked card
- Defrauding anyone using an electronic funds transfer system
Penalties will vary depending on the type of fraud committed and the amount
of goods or services stolen using the fraudulent information. Regardless
of the specifics, our team is fully prepared to go the distance to fight
to protect you against the prosecution’s claims. Depending on the
circumstances, our advocates may be able to negotiate for a reduction
or dismissal of your charges.
You Do Not Have to Plead Guilty
The criminal justice system can be overwhelming, especially for those who
have never been accused of a crime before. If you have been charged with
any form of credit card fraud, it is imperative you contact our office
as soon as possible to review your defense options and maximize your chances
of securing a favorable outcome. Our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer
understands the laws that apply to your situation can help you get through
this difficult experience with your freedom and dignity intact.
Get in touch with us today to begin building your defense.