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Credit Card Fraud

Atlanta Credit Card Fraud Defense Lawyers

In today’s digital age, credit card fraud has become an all too common occurrence. This kind of fraud is the illegal act of using someone else’s credit card or credit card information without their permission to make unauthorized purchases or obtain funds. If you are accused of credit card fraud in Georgia, it is crucial to have the support of experienced fraud defense attorneys who understand the complexities of fraud cases.

At Arora Law, our team of skilled attorneys has a deep understanding of fraud laws in Georgia and a proven track record of successfully defending clients. If you’re located in Atlanta, Georgia, or anywhere in the United States, call Arora Law at (404) 609-4664 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We proudly assist clients who speak Spanish (Se Habla Español) or Hindi.

What Is Credit Card Fraud?

Credit card fraud refers to the unauthorized use of another person’s credit card or credit card information to make purchases or obtain funds. Those accused of this crime are typically alleged to have engaged in various fraudulent activities, to include:

  • Using stolen credit card information to make purchases
  • Creating counterfeit credit cards
  • Skimming credit card information from unsuspecting individuals
  • Identity theft involving credit cards where someone’s personal information is misused

Georgia Credit Card Fraud Laws

In Georgia, credit card fraud is a serious offense, and the laws surrounding it are stringent. The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) Section 16-9-33 encompasses various activities related to the fraudulent use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of credit cards.

Understanding these laws and finding possible defenses is best left to a white collar crime lawyer.

Penalties for Credit Card Fraud in Georgia

The penalties for this type of fraud in Georgia can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, it is generally classified as a felony offense. The severity of the charge and potential penalties are influenced by factors such as the value of the fraudulent transactions, the defendant’s criminal history, whether the offense involved multiple victims, and whether other crimes were involved (like money laundering).

Possible Defenses against Credit Card Fraud

When facing these charges, it is important to have a strong defense strategy. Here are some potential defenses that our skilled fraud defense attorneys may employ:

  • Lack of Intent: By demonstrating that there was no intention to commit fraud, this can involve proving that the defendant had permission to use the credit card or did not know that the credit card information was stolen.
  • Insufficient Evidence: To challenge the prosecution’s evidence, your defense attorney will meticulously review the evidence to identify any inconsistencies, errors, or weaknesses that may undermine the prosecution’s case.
  • Mistaken Identity: If there is reasonable doubt about the defendant’s identity as the perpetrator, establishing an alibi or presenting evidence of mistaken identity can be effective defenses.

What are not considered defenses for credit card fraud?

It is important to note that certain actions or explanations are not valid defenses. These include:

  • Ignorance of the law
  • Claiming that someone else committed the offense without evidence
  • Entrapment (unless the defendant can prove that law enforcement induced them to commit the crime)
  • Borrowing someone’s credit card without permission

At Arora Law, our experienced fraud defense attorneys will thoroughly analyze the details of your case, identify the strongest defense strategies, and ardently advocate for your rights throughout the legal process.

Atlanta-Based Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorneys

If you are facing credit card fraud charges in Georgia, the consequences can be severe. It is crucial to seek the assistance of skilled fraud defense attorneys who specialize in credit card fraud cases. At Arora Law, we have the expertise, knowledge, and commitment to protect your rights, challenge the conviction, and fight for the best possible outcome.

Contact Arora Law today for a free consultation and let us provide you with the solid legal defense you deserve.

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