Atlanta Credit Card Fraud Lawyers
In response to complaints from consumers and businesses, law enforcement is focusing increased attention on identity theft and credit card fraud. If you are facing these charges, it’s important to put your case in the hands of a qualified defense attorney before you talk to police or anyone else. The consequences of a conviction can be a substantial prison sentence.
The criminal defense attorneys of Garland, Samuel & Loeb have an unparalleled reputation for successfully defending people throughout the southeastern United States in all types of fraud cases, including credit card fraud and identity theft. In both highly publicized and less publicized trials, our lawyers have developed a sterling reputation for positive results, ethical representation and client-centered service. (Read about our successes in the Cases and In the News pages.)
Credit card and identify theft can take many forms. Some examples include:
- Altering the magnetic strips of prepaid gift cards, bank cards and credit cards
- Obtaining government documents or benefits through a fraudulent identity
- Bank or loan fraud
- Fraudulent use of credit cards
- Theft of Social Security checks
The consequences of a theft conviction can escalate quickly, since the amount of punishment often increases with the amount taken. Identify Fraud is a felony in Georgia, subject to from one year to 10 years in prison.
If some type of punishment is unavoidable, our defense lawyers will work to keep you out of jail and to limit the collateral effects on your life. For example, if this is your first offense, you may be eligible for pretrial diversion, which would enable you to avoid a conviction. Our goal is not only to defend you from significant consequences, but also to help you move on with your life.
Defending You From Fraud Charges
For a free initial consultation, contact the Atlanta credit card fraud attorneys of Garland, Samuel & Loeb.