Fraud / Credit Card Fraud / Wire Fraud - Kansas City Fraud Attorney Matthew O'Connor


Any criminal charge related to fraud should be taken seriously, whether credit card fraud, identity theft, wire fraud, or any other similar white collar crime.  Whether you have already been arrested or are under investigation for fraudulent criminal activity, it is critical to your freedom, career, and future to consult with a highly capable and aggressive Kansas City criminal defense lawyer.  Many crimes that are financially related are charged at the federal level, which means harsher penalties for those found guilty.  At The O'Connor Law Firm we have the skill, experience, and committed approach essential to reaching positive results in your case.

Preserve your rights with a Kansas City fraud defense attorney

If you are subject to an arrest for a crime, there are several points you should know. You should always request that your credit card fraud attorney or wire fraud attorney be present before you speak to the police, and that is your right. Never state aloud or sign any kind of confession, as this information can and will be used by the prosecution against you. No matter what, always contact a Kansas City fraud lawyer as soon as you are arrested. You need to know your rights and have an attorney present or providing advice during the initial stages of the event as well as during questioning or interrogation. In most cases, the police miss or ignore evidence as well as facts that can be used to your advantage. Many times, they gather only the information they need to file charges against you. Remember, the police and prosecution are not on your side. Even if you feel your case is not defendable, an evaluation is critical because often times police, investigators and witnesses make mistakes that can be used to your advantage.
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Fraud Crimes in Kansas City, Missouri


The term "fraud" covers a wide range of criminal offenses, with varying penalties depending on the crime, criminal history, and other factors.  Anyone who is accused of any of the following offenses should contact a qualified defense attorney immediately:

  • Credit card fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Real estate fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Insurance fraud

Although these types of crimes are not typically associated with violence or physical harm, prosecutors fight vigorously in an effort to secure a conviction and the harshest punishment allowed under Missouri law.

Fraud crimes are generally those that involve dishonesty or a fraudulent act that results in the alleged offender gaining money or property from another person.  For example, credit card fraud may involve using someone else's credit card or stealing information such as a credit card number in order to obtain money or purchase goods without the knowledge or consent of the victim.  

Wire fraud schemes are usually committed when the offender gains access to personal financial information so that he or she can transfer money out of a bank account, or use credit cards for money or purchases.  Unfortunately, the Internet has made it easier than ever before for criminals to access information that assist in committing fraudulent crimes, such as "phishing" via unsolicited emails that convince the recipient to provide personal identification information.

Penalties for Credit Card, Wire, & Other Types of Fraud in Missouri


The penalties for those found guilty of fraudulent crimes such as credit card, wire or mail fraud, identity theft, and other related offenses vary greatly, as mentioned above.  Because most of these criminal offenses are charged as felonies, the punishment is serious and may include jail or prison time, substantial fines, restitution, probation, a permanent criminal record, or a combination of any or all of the above.  Penalties also hinge not only on the nature and scope of the crime, but whether the offense was committed by one person or a group of individuals, business, or corporation.

Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Now


Fraud crimes are serious; in fact, some will result in penalties that take away your freedom for years or even decades, not to mention the fines and the fact your professional life and reputation may be ruined if convicted.  Whether you have been charged with credit card fraud, wire fraud, or any other offense involving fraudulent activity it is imperative you take action immediately to protect your legal rights and freedom.  Contact a seasoned Kansas City criminal defense attorney at The O'Connor Law Firm today for a free consultation at 816-842-1111.


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Kansas City Fraud Attorney, Matt O'Connor

Matt O’Connor was previously a professor of the law of evidence, and he knows what it takes to successfully defend anyone who has been charged with Fraud in Kansas City, Missouri. When you hire his team, you will get unparalleled personal attention and care that you won’t receive from any other law firm.  Matt O'Connor has over 20 years experience in the court room, and has often times been called upon as a legal contributor for programs like the national Fox News channel and many other local Kansas City stations.

Assisting not only with Credit Card Fraud and Wire Fraud, Matt O'Connor also can help with:
  • Identity theft
  • Real estate fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Insurance fraud