Don't Let a New Jersey Fraud Charge Ruin Your
Arrested for Fraud Charges in New Jersey?
There are many criminal offenses that can be considered under the
umbrella of New Jersey fraud laws. From
to credit card fraud and fraud in insolvency, you could be facing
years in prison and astronomical fines for a fraud conviction. A local
attorney may be able to help you avoid the worst of these penalties.
Contact my offices today if you are facing New Jersey fraud charges.
New Jersey Fraud Laws
While there are many fraud crimes under New Jersey law, fraud is
generally defined as a misrepresentation or deception to reap (usually)
financial gain. With such a broad definition, it’s easy to see why there
would be so many offenses classified under this heading.
Credit Card Fraud
Fraud involving credit accounts or cards can include misrepresenting
your income in order to obtain a line of credit or using someone else’s
card as your own. These offenses are sometimes classified as “thefts”
and often carry serious penalties. Refer to my other page about
credit card fraud for additional information.
Simulation involves representing something as if it has value because
of rarity or antiquity. This could be considered forgery. This could be
the case if you try and sell something, claiming it to be of greater
value than it really is. If you’re accused of criminal simulation, you
could be charged with a crime of the fourth degree. This carries a
potential 18 months in prison as well as potential fines and
Fraudulent Auto Insurance Cards
If you are found producing or selling cards meant to look like auto
insurance identification cards, for the purpose of appearing as if
coverage exists when it does not, you could be charged with a crime of
the third degree. In addition to the typical penalty of up to 5 years in
prison, this offense carries an additional 30 days of community service.
If you present a fraudulent card to law enforcement in an attempt to
represent yourself as having coverage, you could face a crime of the
fourth degree and up to 18 months in prison.
Misrepresentation of Motor Vehicle Mileage
Another fraud offense, this one applies when the mileage of a motor
vehicle is altered so that it shows a lesser mileage than what the
vehicle has actually experienced. If you are accused of this offense,
whether in an attempt to sell or trade a vehicle, you could face charges
of a disorderly persons offense in addition to losing your driving
Ref: NJ Code 2C:21
There are many fraud crimes and the charge you are facing might not
be listed here. The best way to know what you’re up against is to
consult with a local criminal defense attorney. If you are charged with
fraud, contact us today for a free initial consultation.
I can help you analyze your options and build a proper defense.
Whether you are innocent of the accusations against you or if you want
to lessen your potential penalties by fighting for a fair plea agreement
with the prosecution, a criminal defense lawyer is your only advocate in
Call me for a legal defense consultation on fraud related offenses
MReisig & Associates, LLC
New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer - Freehold, NJ
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660