Chicago Credit Card Fraud Attorney
Reliable White Collar Criminal Defense in Chicago
If you are facing criminal charges for a financial crime involving fraud, you need the legal services of an experienced lawyer on your side. A credit card fraud crime can be charged as a felony and may result in up to 30 years behind bars. Make sure your rights and freedom are protected and reach out to the Law Offices of Mitch Furman today.
At the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, our skilled attorney can work alongside you to investigate your case and advocate on your behalf. Attorney Furman has more than a decade of experience defending the rights of the accused, and he can help you too.
The Illinois Credit Card and Debit Card Act
When someone uses a credit card, debit card, or account number to defraud the account holder, he or she is in violation of The Illinois Credit Card and Debit Card Act.
There are a variety of offenses that violate this act, including:
- Obtaining a card or account number without the consent of the account holder
- Using a card or account number without the consent of the account holder
- Using a forged, counterfeited, expired, or revoked card or account number
- Using a card or account number to obtain property, funds, or other goods and services by representing themselves as the account holder
Penalties for Credit Card Fraud
If you are facing charges for any of the above offenses, your future could be on the line. The penalties for credit card fraud convictions vary depending on the value of the stolen goods, as well as other circumstances of the crime. In Illinois, credit card fraud may be charged as a felony, though if the amount stolen was more than $50,000 you could be charged under federal laws. If crime also included aggravated identity theft it could result in up to 30 years of imprisonment.
Choose the Law Offices of Mitch Furman
Our criminal defense lawyer has a thorough understanding of credit card fraud and the responding laws, enabling him to better protect your rights. Attorney Mitch Furman handles a number of white collar crimes, including identity theft, bank fraud, forgery, insurance fraud, counterfeiting, accounting fraud, and more. If you are facing multiple charges, he can review your case and create a plan of action to defend your rights.
To start building your defense today, contact the Law Offices of Mitch Furman for a free consultation.