Credit Card Fraud
Tampa Bay - Brandon Florida Credit Card Fraud Attorney
Tampa Bay - Brandon Florida Credit Card Fraud Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been charged with Credit Card Fraud in Tampa Bay? A criminal defense lawyer from The Lawler Firm can help.
Credit Card Fraud involves a number of scenarios, not just using someone else's credit card. Florida Statutes 817.57 - 817.68 provide criminal punishment for a variety of conduct involving credit cards. Pursuant to these statutes, it is illegal to provide false information to obtain a credit card, use another person's card without permission, sign the back of someone else's credit card, retain a lost or misplaced credit card with intent to use it, create or use counterfeit credit cards, use an expired to revoked credit card, or alter or modify a credit card receipt after it has been signed.
Many of these crimes are charged as first-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to one year in county jail, one year of probation, fines and court costs, and restitution to the victim. Fraudulent use of a credit card more than two times or for more than $100 in a six month period is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in state prison. In addition to these penalties, fraud could result in the victim may pursuing damages in civil court, and could lead to difficulties in obtaining future employment.
Credit Card Fraud cases can be defended in many ways depending on the particular circumstances of your case. A Tampa Bay credit card fraud defense attorney can discuss your options based on the facts of your case.
If you are facing credit card fraud charges, call The Lawler Firm now for a free no obligation consultation. You will speak to your actual credit card fraud criminal defense attorney who will meet with you, even on evenings and weekends. Call Now (813) 413-8828!