Fight A Credit Card Theft / Fraud Charge in NJ
Arrested in New Jersey for Credit Card Fraud or
Make Sure You Are Treated Fairly
Credit card theft and credit card fraud are serious criminal charges that can
carry jail time if you are convicted.
If you are being falsely accused of a crime, or there is a misunderstanding
as to what happened, you need a defense attorney on your side to challenge the
prosecution to prove these facts, and make sure your side of the story is head.
Or, if you made a mistake in a moment of desperation or panic, that's ok.
Everyone deserves fair treatment and a second chance. I can help work out
a deal you can live with, or argue for a reduction of charges, restitution, or
many other possible options.
Call me for a free consultation on any credit card fraud or related
fraud charges in NJ. I'll help you out, and let you
know exactly what I think I can do to make this go away, and put this incident
behind you. (888) 628-8394
What is Credit Card Theft / Credit Card Fraud?
According to New Jersey criminal law, people who have at least two credit
cards in their possession that have names other than their own can be
charged with Credit Card Theft. You don't have to use the card in that
case. Credit card theft is a specific form of a theft crime
that is unrelated to the "value" of the theft.
Using a card that has someone else’s name on it is also considered Credit
It is Credit Card Fraud to create a false credit card, to use a credit
card even though the account has been closed, or to sign a credit card when the
signer is not the named person on the credit card.
(Ref: New Jersey criminal law sec. 21-6)
What Are the Penalties for Credit Card Theft or Fraud in New Jersey?
Most of the charges involved with credit card fraud and theft crimes are
fourth degree charges. If you are convicted of a 4th degree crime of credit
card fraud/theft, you could be charged in up to 18 months in prison. Some
specific elements of credit card offenses are considered third degree
charges which could result in up to 5 years in prison.
The sentence you are exposed to also depends on your criminal history. The
sentence is more severe if you have previously been convicted of financial
These laws are complicated to figure out by yourself. Even if you know you
are facing a 3rd degree or 4th degree charge, it is impossible for the average
person to understand what they are likely to be facing when sentenced by
To know exactly how much time you could receive for the crimes you are being
charged with, please call me for a free consultation. I will be able to tell you
after reviewing your case and your criminal history. We can also discuss the
best ways of proceeding with your case to minimize the future impact a
conviction might carry.
I can help! I've done it many times before.
Find out what I can do for you in a free New Jersey criminal defense
consultation on criminal credit card, fraud, theft, or any crime you are charged
I look forward to speaking with you.
J. Matthew Reisig, Attorney at Law
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660
Reisig & Associates, LLC
One Broad Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
We represent clients in every criminal court across New Jersey.
A Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey