Your First Step After Being Accused of Credit Card Fraud

September 04, 2020

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Have you been accused of credit card fraud? A Palm Harbor criminal attorney may be able to help you with your case. Credit card fraud can be committed in several ways. First, if an individual uses a credit card in an attempt to defraud a merchant, that can constitute credit card fraud. Further, if an individual unlawfully obtains, forges, or presents false information that the card holder authorized the use of the credit card it can constitute fraud. Any goods, services, or money that were obtained from a merchant from the fraudulent use of a credit card constitutes fraud.

Credit card and theft charges may lead to a felony conviction. If the charges do not lead to a felony conviction, the actual charge may remain on your criminal history and cause issues financially in the future. A Palm Harbor criminal defense attorney may be able to assist you with your case and guide you through the legal proceedings that may occur. Depending on the amount of money stolen, credit card fraud may be charged as a first degree misdemeanor or a third degree felony. First degree misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of one year in jail and a fine of $1000. A third degree felony is punishable by a fine of up to $5000 and a maximum of five years imprisonment in a federal prison. It is important to remember that if you are accused of credit card fraud, it is key to contact an attorney that is experienced in defending this fraud. The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates may be able to help you if you are currently going through a case. Please contact a Palm Harbor criminal defense lawyer at our practice and we will help you navigate your case.

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