Experienced Credit Card Fraud Attorney In Los Angeles
Have you been accused of credit card fraud? Depending on the facts of the case, you may be charged under one or more different California penal code subsections covering crimes like:
- Fraudulent possession of a credit card (credit card theft)
- Fraudulent use of a credit card
- Counterfeiting credit cards
- Publishing (sharing) credit card information with intent to defraud
- Identity Theft
If you used the internet to collect credit card information or to complete fraudulent transactions, you may also face charges for cybercrime, and if any of the fraudulent activities target victims outside California or are committed on government property or against a government entity, you may also face federal charges for credit card fraud.
The good news is:
With one simple phone call to The Mattern Law Firm, you can get expert representation for any and all of these charges. After over 20 years of experience representing people in credit card fraud cases, we have handled many complex cases involving all kinds of alleged fraudulent activities and related charges. We can select and implement the right defense strategy to achieve a satisfying result in your case.
What Strategies Can A Credit Card Fraud Attorney Use?
The two most fruitful arguments for a credit card fraud lawyer to explore are:
Insufficient Evidence: The burden of proof is always on the prosecution to prove that you did in fact commit the crime or crimes you are charged with. Often, the evidence does not make the facts of the case clear beyond a reasonable doubt. By showing the weaknesses and limitations of the prosecution’s evidence, your attorney can show that evidence is insufficient to establish guilt.
Lack of Intent: If it is clear that you misused a credit card, your attorney can still focus on demonstrating that you did not have any intent to misuse that card. Perhaps you were not aware that a card had expired or been canceled when you attempted to use it, or perhaps you sincerely believed you had permission to use someone else’s card. In either case without intent there is no fraud.
Hope For First Offenders
If this is your first time facing a theft charge, and your offense was relatively minor, we may be able to help you seek an informal diversion program that will allow you to avoid criminal penalties in exchange for repaying the victim of the fraud and perhaps doing some community service.
Ready To Start Building Your Case?
Please call 310-342-8254 to discuss your matter with The Mattern Law Firm. We will be happy to share our extensive knowledge of credit card fraud with you during a free case evaluation.