3rd Degree Credit Card Fraud Dismissed

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Recently our law firm represented a client who had been indicted for a crime of credit card fraud in Union County Superior Court. The prosecutor’s office alleged that our client had used a stolen credit card to try and purchase merchandise from the Target store in Union Township. At the time, the store clerk contacted the local police department to report her suspicions, which later led to an arrest. Our client was indicted a 3rd degree indictable felony crime where he faced up to 3 – 5 years in state prison and thousands of dollars in restitution and fines. The case was first referred to Plea Disposition Conference “PDC” at the Superior Court but when a plea agreement could not be reached, the case was indicted by the Grand Jury and sent to a criminal trial judge. After working with the Union County Assistant Prosecutor, we were able to negotiate a complete dismissal of the indictment without a trial. Therefore, our client was able to avoid a criminal conviction, thousands in fines and restitution, and not incarceration from the charges.

With offices conveniently located in Cranford and Scotch Plains, our law firm represents clients throughout Union County for criminal charges including Credit Card Fraud and related charges such as Theft by Deception. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact our office today at (908) 838-0150 for a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.

With more than a decade of experience defending clients against criminal charges, founding partner William A. Proetta has successfully handled and tried thousands of cases, from DWI to murder. As a New Jersey native, he has focused his career on helping people in the area where he grew up, serving Middlesex, Ocean, Hudson, and Union counties.