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Credit Card Fraud

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 of conviction.

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.

See What Our Past Clients Are Saying

    "Hands down best lawyer"
    Chris is an excellent lawyer. Fights for everything he can get us more.
    - Former Client
    "I felt like I could finally trust someone"
    For the first time I feel like I can trust someone who truly wanted to help me and not just take my money. he is truly a good person and is good at what he does for others.
    - Lori C.
    "Zealous advocate for his clients"
    He pleaded my case with zealousness and was able to help get a result that was more than satisfying.
    - Barry
    "Chris is an excellent lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone."
    I have the highest regard for Attorney Cherella and would recommend him highly for legal representation.
    - Troy
    "A Real No-Nonsense Guy"
    The outcome was better then expected, and the issues are now in the past.
    - David
    "Chris Is a Hard Worker and Won't Take You for Granted"
    Because of his preparations, we never saw a courtroom. He made sure every aspect of the case was covered and kept us informed of everything he was learning.
    - Former Client