Don’t roll the dice if you have been charged with a gambling charge. If you are convicted you could pay large fines, forfeiture of lawfully obtained money and assets, sentenced to jail time and lose other rights, such as the right to bear arms and the right to vote. A conviction stays on your record forever and you may even lose professional licenses.
The gambling laws in Pennsylvania are complex. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between what is legal and what is illegal. Considering such complexities, you need to consult defense attorneys who are familiar with Pennsylvania’s gambling laws and have experience representing people who have been charged with illegal gambling devices. The Pittsburgh law firm of Eddy DeLuca Gravina & Townsend, will vigorously defend you and your rights against gambling charges. Whether it is a misdemeanor or felony gambling charge, we’re here to help. Call today for a confidential case consultation at no charge to you.
CASINO MARKERS / CREDIT
A casino marker is a line of credit extended by a casino. Most people take out casino markers with the full intention of paying the casino back. These cases often come down to the intent of the individual to knowingly sign a casino marker that you are later unable to pay.
In Pennsylvania, a casino marker is not treated as a debt. It is considered to be a check. For this reason, a person with an outstanding casino marker may face criminal charges if he or she does not pay. In Pennsylvania, issuing a bad check can be charged as a felony! The same applies to casino markers. If you are found guilty of this offense, you may face imprisonment, fines, restitution, probation and more.
Consulting a Pennsylvania casino attorney with experience in casino marker cases is essential if you are interested in challenging the charges and avoiding serious penalties. With our dedicated, tireless approach to our clients’ defense, we are confident that we can accurately assess the situation and devise a defense strategy that will give you the best opportunity at a positive case outcome.
If criminal charges have been filed, we can assist you. We have been successful in negotiating Casino Marker cases and it may be possible to avoid jail time, or even have the charges completely dismissed. Contact our office now to schedule a free consultation.
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Attorney Steven Townsend