Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud
Legally reviewed by: Laura Smith

A credit card fraud conviction can result in a prison sentence of 10 years. That’s why having the right legal representation is crucial to clearing you of any wrongdoing. Cartwright King’s specialist solicitors have a proven track record in helping clients avoid a credit card fraud sentence, while protecting their financial future.

Get in touch now to speak to a specialist credit card fraud solicitor.

How Our Fraud Solicitors Can Help

When dealing with credit card fraud cases, our solicitors are thorough with a proven track record of success. Our team closely scrutinises evidence in order to disprove the allegations made against you. Furthermore, our fraud solicitors have a high success rate for resolving cases out of Court and a proven track record for returning not guilty verdicts. We can help with:

  • Allegations of skimming/cloning
  • Accusations of using lost or stolen credit cards
  • Allegations of stealing or selling people’s credit card information
  • Accusations of making false credit card applications
  • Allegations of misusing the credit card system by way of ‘chargebacks’

For specialist legal advice, get in touch with Cartwright King’s expert credit card fraud defence solicitors today.

Our Advocacy Services

Our advocacy services provides you consistent and reliable legal representation, at any stage of your case.

We can provide legal representation from initial arrest at the police station through to the Higher Courts. When needed most, our experienced solicitors can advocate for you, guiding you through your legal proceedings.

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Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation

If you suspect you will face investigation, or you’re already under investigation for credit card fraud, having the right legal representation can make all the difference when it comes to clearing your name. 

Starting with a free initial phone discussion, Cartwright King can take instructions for your case, anywhere across the UK. 

There’s no substitute for speaking to a specialist credit card fraud solicitor when you’re facing credit card fraud allegations or charges. For immediate action, call us on 03458 941 622 or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

For out of hours 24 hour emergency solicitors, follow the link here.

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and therefore, our solicitors will not provide legal advice at this point.

Why Choose Cartwright King’s Credit Card Fraud Defence Solicitors?

We know that allegations of credit fraud not only affect you, but impact your family and your financial future. Our commitment is to defend your legal rights and ensure fair treatment throughout your case.

When needed most, we will be there to offer expert legal advice and sure guidance. We are a trusted, Legal 500 law firm with industry leading defence solicitors, experienced in handling complex fraud cases.

Frequently asked questions.

What sentence could I face for credit card fraud?

Sentencing for credit card fraud is determined by the Fraud Act 2006. You will face Conspiracy to Defraud charges under common law if you participate in a credit card fraud scheme with others.

The maximum sentence for fraud is 10 years’ imprisonment. Any sentence will depend on two key factors:

  1. The harm caused by the offence – for example, the financial losses suffered by the victim.
  2. Your part in the alleged crime – if you played a leading role in the crime, you will likely be given a lengthier sentence compared to the sentence handed down if you played a peripheral role.

What are my legal rights if I’m arrested?

  • You have a right to know what offence(s) you have been arrested for
  • You have the right to know the case against you in broad terms
  • You have the right to legal representation
  • You have the right to refuse to answer questions from the police

What are the likely outcomes of my arrest?

There are three likely outcomes following your arrest on suspicion of credit card fraud:

  1. The police will release you and will take no further action against you.
  2. The police will release you under investigation.
  3. You will be charged with a specific offence.

If you are charged with credit card fraud, you could be released on bail or remanded in custody to await a trial date.

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