DuPage County Credit Card Fraud Lawyers
Attorneys for Credit Card Fraud Defense in Northern Illinois
With so many transactions no longer requiring human interaction, the risk of credit card fraud is as high as it has ever been. Self-checkouts at the supermarket, pay-at-the-pump options at gas stations, and, of course, online shopping, has lead to increase in credit and debit card activity in recent decades but with a corresponding decrease in customer-clerk interactions. This can make it extremely tempting for some to commit credit card fraud by making purchases with cards belonging to someone else. The consequences of being caught, however, are extremely serious and can lead to problems for years into the future. If you have been accused of credit or debit card fraud, the Davi Law Group recognizes the severity of the situation and is equipped to help you.
Hard-Working Attorneys Committed to Client Service
Founding attorney Dion U. Davi opened the doors the Davi Law Group with a commitment to serving the legal needs of clients throughout Northern Illinois. As the firm has grown over the years, it has done so based upon the belief that every person deserves reliable representation and due process of law, no matter what they may be facing. Mr. Davi and his team of skilled attorneys are proud to advocate for clients, and to help them protect their best interests both in and out of the courtroom.
The most basic, and often the simplest form of credit card fraud occurs when an individual uses the account number or credit card of another without the authority of the cardholder. However, there are many other forms of credit or debit card fraud that can result in criminal prosecution. These generally include:
- Possession of a credit, debit, or identification card belonging to another person;
- Sale of a credit or debit card without the authority of the issuing institution;
- Use of an account number or card known to be forged, expired, counterfeited, or revoked;
- Attempting to obtain money, property, goods, or services through false representation as the holder of the card; and
- The use of a credit card as security for a debt.
Depending on the value of property or services involved, and other situational circumstances, credit card fraud may be prosecuted as a Class 4 or Class 3 felony. More serious prosecution may follow if the fraud is found to be connected with identity theft or other white collar crimes.
Get the Help You Need for Credit Card Fraud Defense
When you call the Davi Law Group, we go to work immediately to build a responsible defense designed to protect your future. We will work with banks and financial institutions as well as prosecutors to develop a clear understanding of the case against you. From there, we will fully investigate every possible detail, and clarifying, when appropriate, the authority you may have been granted to use the card in question. When necessary, we will negotiate with authorities and explore alternatives to full prosecution, helping you get life back on track sooner, and with less permanent impacts.
If you have been charged with credit or debit card fraud, contact the team who will fight for you. Call the Davi Law Group at 630-580-6373 to schedule your confidential consultation. We will review your situation and help you take steps necessary to securing your future. Financing options are available. With four convenient locations, our firm proudly serves the residents of DuPage, Kane, Cook, Kendall, and Will Counties.