Credit Card Fraud
What is credit card fraud?
Credit card fraud is closely related to identity theft. It is the illegal use of another person's credit card, whether through stealing the physical card or by misappropriating the card holder's information and account number. Most commonly, the crime is committed in order to make an illegal purchase or to transfer funds from the account of the victim. In recent years, credit card fraud has become increasingly common as more people use their cards for purchases over the internet, and the methods used have grown highly sophisticated and diverse.
With the rise of credit card fraud, law enforcement agencies are vigorously prosecuting anyone who has fallen under suspicion. If you have been charged, you may be under investigation by local police, as well as Federal officials, meaning that you are likely to be targeted on many levels with severe penalties. It is vital that you contact a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney as soon as you learn that you are a suspect in a credit card fraud case. Failure to take effective action against your charges may result in prison time as well as steep fines, along with having a criminal record.
Fighting Your Charges: West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer
At The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr., you will find hard-hitting criminal defense to protect your rights. I have more than 20 years of experience representing clients in court, and I am prepared to fight to see that you don't have to suffer the consequences of a conviction. My background includes hundreds of trials in West Palm Beach, acting both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, and I have served many clients on fraud charges of all types. I won't delegate your case to a junior attorney or a paralegal, meaning that when you need help, I will personally be available. Come to my firm to receive the attention and seasoned representation that you deserve.