Phishing Scam Defense

Phishing describes the process of illegally acquiring names, addresses, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and passwords through the Internet. This is usually done with fake, legitimate-looking websites and e-mails that attract potential victims, or fish. Phishing is usually a federal charge, so it is important to consult a lawyer with federal criminal court experience if you are charged with this crime.

At The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf in Toms River, New Jersey, attorney Schlendorf defends clients against all types of computer crime charges, including phishing charges. As a former prosecutor, he knows how these cases are investigated and developed. He is one of only 2 percent of New Jersey lawyers to be certified as a criminal trial attorney. And he has significant experience in federal courts in New Jersey and throughout the United States. The combination of experience and knowledge makes him a strong choice when seeking an attorney in a phishing or other computer crime case.

New Jersey Phishing Defense Attorney

Defending clients against phishing charges and other online fraud scam charges requires knowledge of the Internet and an understanding of the details. Fishing charges are usually accompanied by other charges such as credit card fraud, identify theft, e-mail spamming and other computer crimes. An attorney must be able to verify the facts of the case and ensure that the client has been charged correctly. Mr. Schlendorf is dedicated to untangling the details of each case to determine whether the client has been appropriately charged.

He also seeks the best possible outcome for clients. Depending on the circumstances, a positive result could include:

  • Dismissal or acquittal
  • Reduction of charges and penalties
  • Deferral of penalties or fines
  • Alternative penalties, such as counseling, drug treatment or restitution

If you were charged with or are being investigated for phishing, call or e-mail The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf to discuss your case. The sooner you call, the sooner he can start building a strong defense against phishing charges. The firm defends clients against all types of computer crime charges in communities such as Toms River, Old Bridge, Brick, Atlantic City and Freehold.