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Salt Lake City Criminal Lawyer - Utah Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorney

Stephen Howard is an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah.  With extensive experience defending credit card fraud cases in Utah, he has the skill and determination to help you get the results you need.  If you are facing criminal charges for credit card fraud in the Salt Lake area, you need a Utah criminal lawyer with a record of achieving real results for his clients.

A credit card fraud conviction can mean prison time and thousands of dollars in fines.  The Utah criminal code includes several statutes relating to credit card fraud, including using a credit card without authorization, submitting a fraudulent application for a credit card, creating a counterfeit credit card, forging a signature on a credit card receipt or sales draft, and possession of a stolen credit card or card information with the intent to use that information unlawfully.

Many Salt Lake City defense attorneys claim to be "aggressive" and to "fight hard" for their clients.  But successful defense of a criminal case requires a balance of skill and strategy.  After successfully defending literally thousands of criminal charges, Stephen Howard has developed a criminal defense philosophy that is designed to get the results his clients need.

Credit card fraud under the Utah criminal code includes more than just credit cards.  The Utah criminal code applying to credit card fraud uses the umbrella term "financial transaction card" to include credit cards, debit cards, ATM cards, check guarantee cards, and other banking cards.

If you are facing criminal charges relating to credit card fraud in the Salt Lake area, contact Utah criminal defense lawyer Stephen Howard now to learn how he can help you.


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Serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, Cache, Tooele, Summit, Box Elder, and Wasatch Counties, and all of Utah.

Attorney Stephen Howard practices as part of the Canyons Law Group, LLC and Stephen W. Howard, PC.

Offices in Salt Lake and Davis Counties
560 South 300 East, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
952 S. Main St., Suite A, Layton, UT 84041

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In Salt Lake City, call 801-449-1409.
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