Crimes like theft and forgery may sometimes seem minor, especially if the amount of money involved is not very high, but there are severe penalties for those convicted on these kinds of charges. It takes a skilled criminal defense lawyer to defend against these charges and minimize the punishment handed down.
At the Law Offices of John J. Carney, we have more than 30 years of experience handling theft and credit card fraud cases. We understand the situation you face. The prosecution may charge you with a number of crimes, and we are prepared to deal with all of them.Petit Larceny
Petit larceny, commonly called petty larceny, petty theft or shoplifting, is a charge involving the theft of items worth $1,000 or less. It is one of the most common crimes in New York. Often, this crime happens in retail stores. If the security personnel at a store detain you, they may tell you that you have to sign a confession. This is not true. They are allowed to hold you until police arrive, but they cannot force you to sign anything. Tell the security team that you want to speak to a New York City theft attorney.Grand Larceny Defense Attorneys Serving New York City and Surrounding Boroughs
Grand larceny is a theft involving items valued at more than $1,000. There are also multiple degrees of grand larceny, ranging from fourth degree, which involves less than $3,000, to first degree, which involves $1,000,000 or more. The penalties become more severe as the charges get more serious. We have many years of experience defending clients in these cases.New York City Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorneys
We aggressively defend those accused of credit card fraud. This covers a wide range of charges, from making counterfeit credit cards to using a credit card without consent to receiving property purchased with a fraudulent credit card.Buffalo Forgery Defense Lawyers
Forgery means either creating false documents or faking the signature of someone else on a document. The penalties for this crime vary widely, and can be more severe if there are federal documents that have been forged. A number of documents are commonly forged, including driver's licenses, checks, deeds and insurance papers.Other Crimes
We also represent individuals charged with other crimes, such as writing bad checks, robbery and being part of a scheme to defraud. A scheme to defraud can be charged when a person has the intent to defraud 10 or more people and actually succeeds in getting an item from at least one of those people.Contact a Staten Island Credit Card Theft Attorney
For a free consultation to discuss how we can help you deal with theft, forgery or credit card fraud charges, please call us at 855-237-1931, or contact us online. We charge a low flat fee for our services and we offer flexible payment plans.