Credit Card Fraud Attorney in Hudson County


Credit card fraud is a felony indictable offense in New Jersey that is punishable by probation, thousands in fines and restitution, and prison time. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help navigate the court system and work with the prosecutor on your behalf to avoid or minimize your potential penalties. As founding attorney, Will Proetta, has handled literally thousands of criminal and municipal charges including credit card fraud for clients throughout New Jersey. Our firm defends individuals charged in Hudson County and surrounding areas such as Hoboken, Montclair, Bayonne, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Kearny and Newark.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime of credit card fraud in New Jersey, contact our office, conveniently located in Jersey City, anytime for immediate assistance at (201) 793-8018. We offer free initial consultations to discuss your charges and how we can help you.


The New Jersey statute for credit card fraud is listed below, in pertinent part, for your reading convenience.

h. Fraudulent use of credit cards.

A person who knowingly uses any counterfeit, fictitious, altered, forged, lost, stolen or fraudulently obtained credit card to obtain money, goods or services, or anything else of value; or who, with unlawful or fraudulent intent, furnishes, acquires, or uses any actual or fictitious credit card, whether alone or together with names of credit cardholders, or other information pertaining to a credit card account in any form, is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

Third Degree Indictable Offense – if convicted you face a maximum of 3 – 5 years in state prison.


As referenced above, credit card fraud is a third degree indictable offense, and as such it will be handled in the Superior Court. Because of the nature of the crime, we typically see credit card fraud charged with related crimes such as Theft by Deception. Indictable charges carry serious penalties and often have complicated issues that require the litigation skills of an experienced criminal lawyer. At William Proetta Criminal Law we are exclusively committed to representing defendants for criminal and municipal charges such as credit card fraud. We will work with the County Prosecutor’s Office to seek an amendment to a less serious violation or secure your admittance into Pre-Trial Intervention so the charges will be dismissed at completion.

Our law firm represents clients who have been arrested for credit card fraud throughout New Jersey including Jersey City, West New York, Belleville, Bloomfield, Weehawken, and Harrison. If you or a loved one has been charged with credit card fraud or related charged, contact our Jersey City office today for a free initial consultation at (201) 793-8018.