Arizona Credit Card Fraud Attorney
Credit card fraud is on the rise and, many times, a charge of credit card fraud is accompanied by other charges. These charges can include identity theft, counterfeiting, forging, and a number of others. It can also be easy to be charged with credit card fraud despite innocence or guilt. This is a crime that all states and the federal government are cracking down on, so any indication of credit card fraud makes them jump.
If you are being investigated or have been formally charged with credit card fraud, call Myles A. Schneider immediately so that you can get answers to your questions and to talk about your case. This is the first step toward building a solid defense and protecting your rights
Types Of Credit Card Fraud
Credit card fraud defines a number of acts. For instance, someone may use a skimming device on a gas pump or they may use one in a restaurant or retail store to obtain a person’s credit card numbers for their own personal use.
A second form of credit card fraud is when someone steals and uses the credit card of another. If they don’t use the credit card themselves, they may sell the information. They can do anything they want to with the information that they acquire. One way credit card information is stolen is through posing as a telemarketer and telling an individual that they must give their information over the telephone. The elderly tend to be targets of this type of crime and it costs elderly individuals millions of dollars every year.
Credit Card Fraud Penalties
There are a number of penalties that a person may have to pay if convicted of credit card fraud. Before you see the inside of a Tucson federal courthouse or federal building anywhere in the state regarding the crime, you will want to call a Phoenix criminal defense attorney to defend you. Without adequate representation, the penalties can include a prison term as long as 10 years for a first offense, 15 years for a second offense, and 20 years for a third. There are also fines involved, as well as the forfeiture of any property that was allegedly used in the commission of the crime.
Your attorney will perform an independent investigation to determine what really happened and gather evidence that shows the facts. You may have not done anything wrong or you’re being accused of more than what actually occurred. Either way, you deserve a chance.
Contact A Phoenix Credit Card Fraud Lawyer
If you have been accused of credit card fraud, Myles A. Schneider wants to help by defending you against the allegations. It is possible the charges could be dismissed, reduced, or you could be found not guilty. The goal is to reach a fair outcome and not the maximum penalties that the prosecution would like for you to pay. To find out more, call us at 602-926-7373 to schedule a free consultation.