South Jersey Consumer Fraud Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorneys Represent Clients Charged with Consumer Fraud Crimes During Coronavirus Pandemic
If you are arrested for and charged with a crime involving consumer fraud, you will be facing serious consequences in the event you are convicted, including prison time, the obligation to provide restitution to your victims, and a criminal record that will follow you the rest of your life and make it difficult for you to secure work, education, housing, or credit. However, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, law enforcement and prosecutors’ offices are stepping up enforcement against consumer fraud crimes to prevent people from having their fears and concerns that are motivated by the current crisis from being taken advantage of.
When you’re facing criminal charges alleging consumer fraud, you need to act quickly to protect your rights and give yourself the best chance at securing your freedom and future. Allegations of consumer fraud will not be taken lightly in this current climate. You need dedicated and knowledgeable legal representation that will ensure that your rights in the criminal justice process are observed and will advocate for a vigorous defense on your behalf.
At Gelman Law, LLC, we work tirelessly to provide high-quality legal services to our clients. When you hire our South Jersey consumer fraud attorney, you’ll have help from a former Burlington County prosecutor who knows how the New Jersey criminal justice systems work and how prosecutors’ offices pursue criminal charges. We don’t settle for a plea offer simply because it will resolve your case; instead, we put in the work necessary to obtain the best possible outcome.
If you are facing consumer fraud charges in South Jersey, contact Gelman Law today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options with our criminal defense attorney.
Common Types of Consumer Fraud
At Gelman Law, we can help you if you’ve been charged with any of the following kinds of consumer fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Telemarketing fraud, when an individual convinces someone over the phone to send money to receive some sort of special offer
- Identity theft
- Price gouging, or charging a price for essential goods or services, typically during an emergency situation, far in excess of its fair market value during non-emergency times
- Advanced fee scams, where a consumer is asked to pay money in advance, such as a “finder’s fee”, for transactions like contracts, loans, or investments, which never materialize
- Redemption fraud, which involves the offer of a kit or information to allow a person to discharge their debts or obtain money
- Credit/debit card fraud, when card information is stolen and used to make purchased; typically the card information is stolen when the physical card is taken out of the holder’s physical possession, or when data is stolen in online transactions
- Charity fraud, or the solicitation of donations for non-existent charities, or real charities but the money is never transferred to the charity
- Investment fraud, usually of the Ponzi scheme variety
Law enforcement and prosecutors are being especially vigilant of consumer fraud offenses during the coronavirus pandemic, as the government is especially concerned about people having their financial or health fears taken advantage of during these uncertain times. If you have been accused of a consumer fraud offense, you need an experienced consumer fraud attorney on your side.
Gelman Law, LLC Works to Defend the Freedom and Future of Those Charged with Consumer Fraud Crimes
When you are facing criminal charges of committing consumer fraud in South Jersey, you need aggressive, dedicated legal representation on your side. Officials in New Jersey are on the lookout for consumer fraud crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, you may have been caught up in a criminal investigation even though you were conducting business activities in good faith. No matter the circumstances of your case, when you’ve been arrested for and charged with committing crimes that involve consumer fraud, Gelman Law can fight to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
At Gelman Law, we work tirelessly to uncover and develop evidence and to build a strong, persuasive legal defense that can have your criminal charges reduced or even dismissed. We look for every opportunity to weaken the prosecution’s case against you; however, we will never pressure you to accept a plea bargain simply to resolve your case. Instead, we are prepared to pursue your case as far as necessary, including all the way to trial, to get you the best possible outcome for your charges.
Schedule a Consultation with Gelman Law Today to Speak with a South Jersey Consumer Fraud Attorney
If you or a loved one have been charged with a consumer fraud offense in South Jersey, don’t leave your freedom and future to the mercy of the criminal justice system. You need an aggressive, dedicated, knowledgeable lawyer who will fight for your rights and interests, Contact Gelman Law, LLC today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and your rights and options with an experienced consumer fraud criminal defense attorney.
Frequently Asked Questions about Consumer Fraud in South Jersey
Potentially, If you are convicted of a consumer fraud crime, the court can order as part of your sentence that you pay restitution to the victims of your crimes. Restitution is a part of a criminal sentence intended to have a defendant compensate victims for financial losses caused by the defendant’s crimes. The court may order restitution as part of your sentence after establishing the amount of financial losses suffered by victims and your ability to pay restitution.
Yes. Being charged with a crime does not prevent the alleged victim of that crime from filing a civil lawsuit against you for the same conduct or transaction. Even if you are acquitted on your criminal charges, an alleged victim may still prevail in a civil lawsuit against you because a plaintiff’s burden of proof in a civil lawsuit is lower than the burden of proof the state has in a criminal case.