East Rutherford NJ Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorneys 

Criminal Defense Lawyers with Offices in Hackensack, New Jersey

Credit card fraud involved using a fake card or someone else’s card without their knowledge or permission for your own gain and results in a third degree felony charge in New Jersey which is punishable by 3-5 years in state prison if convicted. If you have no prior criminal history and are charged with third degree check fraud in Bergen County, you should apply for the first offender program known as Pre-Trial Intervention. This program will allow you to stay out of jail and keep this felony charge off your record if you successfully complete the probationary period.

At the Tormey Law Firm, our seasoned defense attorneys have been handling cases involving robbery, check fraud, and forgery throughout New Jersey for years, including in Fort Lee, Hackensack, and Central Bergen Municipal Court. In fact, Mr. Tormey was featured in the Daily Record in Morris County regarding shoplifting charges, the immigration consequences, and other potential penalties for those convicted. In addition, some of our lawyers have prosecuted these charges on behalf of the State and now use their training and expertise to defend our clients in court. Call us today at (201)-330-4979 for a free consultation about your case, and please continue reading this page for more information about credit card fraud charges in New Jersey.


Understanding Credit Card Fraud Charges in New Jersey: An Overview


Credit Card Fraud in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6

h. Fraudulent use of credit cards.

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.


Penalties for Credit Card Fraud in NJ: A Third Degree Crime

As the above statute details, credit card fraud is a third degree indictable offense in New Jersey. As a result, these charged must be handled at the Superior Court in the county in which the offense was permitted. For example, if your fraudulent use of a credit card charge was allegedly committed in Fort Lee Borough, New Jersey, this case must be handled at the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack. Third degree crimes have a presumption of non-incarceration if you have no prior criminal record. Therefore, you are considered a good candidate for probation if you have no priors and are charged with third degree credit card fraud. You may also be eligible for the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program.


Speak with a Hackensack NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer about Your Credit Card Fraud Charges

For immediate assistance with your credit card fraud or theft charges in New Jersey, contact the offices of The Tormey Law Firm anytime at (201)-330-4979. You can also email us to schedule a free consultation about your case.


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