Credit & Identity Fraud

Credit & Identity Fraud

Most cases of identity theft involve credit card fraud. To find you guilty, the state must prove that you used the card and knew it was not valid. In many cases, that can be difficult for the state to do.

I am Barry M. Lewis, a criminal defense lawyer in Chicago. I have successfully defended people accused of all types of theft charges for over 35 years. If you are accused of credit card or identity theft, contact me for a free initial telephone consultation.

Defenses In Credit Card Theft Cases

Credit card crimes often involve thousands of dollars of merchandise, which is purchased online or over the telephone. Since the seriousness of a theft crime depends on the value of property taken, the potential consequences can be very severe.

While preparing your defense, I will also work to protect your future. You should never plead guilty to a credit card fraud or identity theft, as it could have a devastating effect on your ability to find a good job. Few employers would want to hire someone who has been convicted of a crime of dishonesty.

When you are accused of a crime, the state has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed it. As long as you do not make a statement to police, the police may not have enough evidence to prove your guilt. Even if you gave a statement, the statement could be conceivably suppressed for various reasons, or explained.

Contact An Illinois Identity And Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorney

If you are charged with credit card or identity fraud, call me 24/7 at (312) 372-2221 or fill out our simple contact form to schedule a telephone consultation. I offer flat-fee theft crime defense.


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