Wayne NJ Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card Lawyer
Theft and Fraud Defense Attorney in Passaic County, New Jersey
Being charged with the crime of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card means that you are exposed to a term of incarceration and a number of other collateral consequences, including immigration consequences. Having an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable. Alissa D. Hascup is a skilled criminal defense lawyer who is prepared to attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result.
Ms. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including Wayne, Totowa, Little Falls, and Paterson who have been charged with theft and fraud offenses such as theft of services, theft by deception, shoplifting, and credit card fraud. She has successfully handled countless of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former domestic violence prosecutor and special deputy attorney general. During the course of her career with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, she handled cases ranging from Homicide (murder) and aggravated assault to robbery and weapons offenses. Now she is fighting for you. Contact Alissa D. Hascup’s law office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6h
The crime of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6h which states:
A person who knowingly uses any counterfeit, fictitious, altered, forged, lost, stolen or fraudulently obtained credit card to obtain money, goods or services, or anything else of value; or who, with unlawful or fraudulent intent, furnishes, acquires, or uses any actual or fictitious credit card, whether alone or together with names of credit cardholders, or other information pertaining to a credit card account in any form, is guilty of a crime of the third degree.
A crime of the Third Degree is punishable by a period of incarceration of between 3 and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
NOTE: The crime of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card (Third Degree) is distinguishable from the crime of Credit Card Theft (Fourth Degree). However, under certain circumstances, they can be charged together – if you possess the stolen card, that can be grounds to charge you with the Theft offense and if you then use the stolen card, that can be grounds to charge you with the Fraud offense (the more serious of the two).
Contact a Clifton NJ Credit Card Fraud Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one is facing charges of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, your freedom could potentially be at risk. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation. Ms. Hascup is available anytime to discuss your case with you. Contact her office today for a free consultation.