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Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.

Ann DelCollo

Ann DelCollo

Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.

David Strenfel

David Strenfel

David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.

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Primary Location
304 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
Secondary Locations

These locations are available by appointment only

1515 Market St., #200 Philadelphia, PA 19102
135 East State St. Kennett Square, PA 19380
600 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
1489 Baltimore Pike Ste 221 Springfield, PA 19064
101 Lindenwood Dr, Ste 225 Malvern, PA 19355
150 N. Radnor Chester Rd Ste. F200, Radnor, PA 19087
313 West Liberty St., Ste 341 Lancaster, PA 17603
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Our firm provides excellent services at reasonable fees and accepts a variety of payment methods, including most major credit card providers.

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Anytime an individual is charged with a fraud related offense, he or she is being accused of intentionally attempting to take advantage of a person or business for personal gain. These types of cases are taken very seriously by law enforcement, and those convicted of fraud are often subjected to harsh penalties. Once charged with a fraudulent offense, it’s important to understand your legal options prior to speaking to law enforcement or prosecutors. Get more information by speaking to a white collar crimes attorney in West Chester.

West Chester Fraud Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a fraud related crime  in Downingtown, Lancaster, Newton Square, Coatesville, , Exton, Norristown, or elsewhere in Southeastern Pennsylvania,  contact Ciccarelli Law Offices. Our dedicated team of defense lawyers are passionate about fighting for the rights of their clients and are highly-experienced in complex white collar crime related charges.. They especially understand the implications of a fraud accusation and work hard to ensure your rights are always protected.

Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices today at (610) 719-3200, and let this experienced team of defense attorneys place their intense focus on protecting your freedom and future.

Information on Fraud Charges in Pennsylvania

Credit Card Fraud (Pa. Cons. Stat. Title 18 § 4106)

An individual is guilty of credit card or debit card fraud if he or she uses a counterfeit card, uses another person’s card without their consent, uses a card that has been canceled, or creates or aids in the process of creating a counterfeit credit or debit card.

This offense is considered a second degree misdemeanor if the individual used the card to defraud someone out of $50, a first degree misdemeanor if the value was between $50 and $500, and a third degree felony if the value was over $500.

Insurance Fraud (Pa. Cons. Stat. Title 18 § 4117)

When an individual files false insurance claims, falsifies information on insurance claims, intentionally files misleading insurance claims, uses someone else’s insurance, or assists in defrauding an insurance company, he or she can be charged with insurance fraud. This offense is typically considered a first degree misdemeanor, or a third degree felony in Pennsylvania.

Identity Theft (Pa. Cons. Stat. Title 18 § 4120)

If an individual uses or attempts to use identifying information that does not belong to them, with the intent to commit an unlawful act, he or she is guilty of identity theft. Depending on the circumstances of the offense, the offender can face misdemeanor or felony charges.

Forgery (Pa. Cons. Stat. Title 18 § 4101)

An individual is guilty of forgery if he or she alters the writing of another without his or her authority, creates or alters a document, or presents a document that is a known forgery, for the purpose of defrauding someone. This offense can be charged as a first degree misdemeanor, as well as a second and third degree felony.

Bad Checks (Pa. Cons. Stat. Title 18 § 4105)

When an individual intentionally writes or produces a check that he or she knows that there is not enough money in the corresponding account, he or she can be charged with check fraud. Depending on the value of the check, individuals can face charges for a summary offense, third degree misdemeanor, second degree misdemeanor, first degree misdemeanor, or third degree felony. 

Penalties for Committing Fraud in Chester County

The penalties for committing fraud in Pennsylvania depend on the type of offense committed, as well as the amount of money an individual defrauded or attempted to defraud someone out of. Penalties include:

  • Summary Offense: Up to 90 days in jail and a $300 fine
  • Third Degree Misdemeanor: Up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine
  • Second Degree Misdemeanor: Up to two years in jail and a $5,000 fine
  • First Degree Misdemeanor: Up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine
  • Third Degree Felony: Up to Seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine
  • Second Degree Felony: Up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine

Finding the Best Fraud Defense Attorney in West Chester

If you are facing charges for fraud in Exton, Norristown, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Downingtown, Willow Street, or Coatesville, contact Ciccarelli Law Offices. Our attorneys are well versed in the laws associated with fraudulent offense and will use their knowledge to craft the strongestdefense possible for your case.

With offices in Philadelphia, Plymouth Meeting, Westchester, Radnor, Malvern, King of Prussia, Lancaster, and Kennett Square, the team of attorneys at this firm are able to provide quality legal representation for individuals throughout the state. Contact us today at (610) 719-3200 and set up a consultation on your case so that these devoted defense attorneys can guide you through the legal process.

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