Credit Card Fraud Defense Lawyers

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He is a very professional and well organized individual that will work with you not against you in any situation, and does his best to defend you and your rights in court. I would highly recommend P. Adam Militello for anyone in need of his services he provides. Avvo *****

Innocent and Facing Charges That Would Have Ruined My Life

"I had just recently graduated from law school and was awaiting my bar exam when I was charged with 3 class D felonies. Adam was incredibly invested and attentive from the beginning of my case. He greatly exceeded my expectations in how often he took the time to come visit me in jail with updates. He calmly talked my wife through the issues and helped her understand what was going on. Adam believed in me and took the case to jury trial in Monroe County Court. His courtroom performance was excellent, combined with a solid grasp of litigation procedures and law. The jury verdict was not guilty on the 3 counts. I WAS DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED ON ALL COUNTS. Worst-case scenario I was looking at 21 years in prison, and instead today I have my life back."

Tammy-Swales-Studio-Adam-Militello-Headshots-01'Credit Card Fraud' is actually a combination of crimes, and the exact charges vary depending on the facts of the case. Typically, it involves a combination of of Identity Theft and Grand Larceny. At our firm we have seen an increase in charges involving credit card cloning; credit card information is allegedly stolen, and then used to create new physical credit cards with the defendant's name on the cloned cards. Those cloned cards are then used to buy goods or services.

Every time a fake card is created, one count of felony identity theft is typically charged. Every time the fake card is used, one count of larceny is charged. In a scenario where multiple cards are cloned and multiple purchases are made, the individual felony counts add up quickly.

NOT GUILTY:

People of the State of New York v. S.O.; Monroe County Court

Our client was charged with three counts of Grand Larceny and three counts of felony Identity Theft. The Grand Larceny charges were dismissed, and our client was found NOT GUILTY of the Identity Theft charges after a jury trial.

These cases are won with hard work. We have to out-think, and out-prepare a prosecutor who has unlimited resources to call witnesses from banks across the country; to subpoena cell phone records and use government databases to try and pinpoint the location of defendants on the dates and at the times of the crimes that are charged. So that is what we do. For every hour of actual trial we will spend three hours preparing, anticipating the potential moves a prosecutor might make, and taking every step we can to win an acquittal at trial.

If you are charged with Grand Larceny and Identity Theft because of allegations of credit card fraud, and if you are committed to winning at trial, call an experienced team of trial lawyers with a proven record. Our number is (585) 485-0025.

The Militello Law firm
2480 Browncroft Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14625
Phone: (585) 485-0025 Fax: (585) 286-3128