Credit Card Theft Charges Do Not Have To Result In A Conviction

With the dawn of the Internet came a huge surge in credit card theft that never really died down. Police and law enforcement agencies are attempting to crack down on any type of credit card theft and do not take this crime lightly — something that is reflected in the serious punishments attached to a conviction.

If you have recently been charged with credit card theft in New Jersey, you are certainly not alone. This is a fairly common criminal charge and one that is not necessarily a slam dunk for the prosecution. You can defend yourself against theft charges and get those charges reduced or dismissed.

At The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I know how to present your story in the best light possible. As a former prosecutor, I also know how to undermine the government's case and make it difficult for it to meet its burden of proof. Over the years, I have successfully defended many people throughout New Jersey and New York against theft charges. I will fight for you. Call me at 800-375-3499 for a free consultation.

Credit Card Theft In New Jersey

In New Jersey, credit card theft includes a variety of activities, such as:

  • Altering a card
  • Credit card fraud, such as using a false statement to procure a card
  • Using someone's card without their consent
  • Internet theft
  • Skimming
  • Copying sales receipts
  • Hijacked accounts
  • BIN attacks
  • Carding forums

Credit card theft is most commonly charged as a third degree crime (although that charge can be enhanced or reduced depending on the nature of your case), and a conviction could mean heavy fines, jail time, probation and community service requirements in addition to a criminal record.

You Need A Lawyer Who Will Fight For You

A credit card theft charge does not have to result in a conviction. There are many viable defenses, but the laws and arguments surrounding credit card theft are very complicated and not something you should try to handle on your own. Contact me, attorney Thomas Blauvelt, to discuss your case and your options. Consultations are free. Call me seven days a week at 800-375-3499.