Credit Card Fraud Lawyer in Chicago

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In today’s society, the most common form of payment is through credit cards and debit cards. Whether it is purchasing groceries at the store, products online or a new vehicle, these cards are acceptable practically everywhere in the United States. However, correlating with the frequent use of this payment method, fraudulent activity related to credit cards are on the rise.

If you have been accused of credit card fraud in Illinois, our Chicago credit card fraud attorney can provide you with the aggressive and customized defense necessary to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. We can conduct a thorough investigation into your case in order to develop an effective defense strategy to obtain your desired outcome.

Credit Card Fraud Penalties

Most credit card fraud crimes in Illinois are considered felonies. Along with severe punishments, your reputation can be permanently damaged, making it difficult to obtain employment, and purchase a vehicle or home.

The following crimes are considered credit card fraud:

  • Possession of another individual’s credit or debit card without their consent (Class 4 felony)
  • Possession of a lost credit or debit card (Class 4 felony)
  • Sale or purchase of another individual’s credit or debit card without their consent (Class 4 felony)
  • Use another individual’s credit or debit car as security for a debt (Class 4 felony)
  • Create a false statement to procure a credit or debit card (Class 4 felony)
  • Use of a forged, expired, counterfeited or unissued credit or debit card (Class 3 felony if more than $300 worth of property was obtained within six months)
  • Use of credit or debit card with an intention to defraud (Class A misdemeanor if less than $150 worth of property was obtained within six months)

A Class 4 felony is punishable by a prison term between one and three years or three to six years, as well as a fine of up to $25,000. A Class 3 felony is punishable by two to five years or five to ten years in prison, as well as a $25,000 fine. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum one year in jail and a fine of $2,500.

Have a Former Prosecutor on Your Side

At the Law Office of Steven Fine, we won’t treat you like just another case number. As a former prosecutor, our founding attorney has the in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws, as well as a firm understanding from both sides of the courtroom.

Contact our Chicago white collar crime attorney to schedule your complimentary consultation today.

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