Colorado Springs Credit Card Fraud Attorney
Are You Accused Of Committing Credit Card Fraud?
Credit card fraud is a crime that can vary in severity. Something as small as a teen using his parents' credit card to buy a song online without their permission can be considered credit card fraud. Credit card fraud is when someone uses a credit card number to make a purchase without the cardholder's permission. In more extreme cases, individuals may steal a mass list of credit card numbers form their work in order to make many large purchases. Still another form of credit card fraud is fraudulently counterfeiting credit cards or fraudulently obtaining cards through the mail and making purchases with them. This is a serious crime, and if you are facing charges of credit card fraud, they are not to be taken lightly. Contact a Colorado Springs white collar crimes attorney today to discuss your case and your defense options.
When you with the lawyer at The Samuelson Law Firm, you can be confident that I and my team are looking out for you during this difficult time. No one deserves to be punished over simple allegations, and we will fight to minimize the overall impact that a credit card fraud accusation has on your life moving forward. Call for more information.
What Is Credit Card Fraud?
Credit card fraud is a white collar crime, which means it is generally considered nonviolent, and results in an illegal financial gain for the alleged perpetrator. White collar crimes are harshly punished, and many of them are considered
federal crimes. In many cases, federal law enforcement may set up a
federal investigation in order to catch people they believe are committing white collar crimes.
Credit card fraud occurs when:
- Someone's credit card has been taken, signed for, used on their behalf without their permission
- A revoked or expired credit card is used or not enough money exists in the account to pay
- A person or business accepts payment from a credit card that was knowingly stolen
Credit card fraud can be punishable with community service, probation, restitution to the victims, monetary fines, and even incarceration. To avoid these penalties, you need an aggressive defense attorney fighting your charges every step of the way.
Federal Laws Involving Credit Card Fraud- Our Firm Can Help
While the state of Colorado provides specific sentences for credit card fraud, all judges must keep their sentencing within the federal requirements. The U.S. Criminal Code §1029-18 sets the parameters for fraud cases, and a first-time offender can only receive a maximum of 15 years in prison. The maximum prison time for a second offense is 20 years, and the amount of fines will be determined by Colorado laws. Only a lawyer who knows the laws in and out will be able to punch holes in the prosecution's case. Here at The Samuelson Law Firm my staff and I are committed to helping our clients avoid a conviction. We will challenge the ways that the evidence was collected and fight every allegation made against our clients. Call today to schedule your confidential consultation.