Credit card fraud is a serious charge, and if you are facing it, you should contact an experienced defense lawyer to ensure you put together the best possible defense. Credit card fraud covers a wide range of potential charges with varying severity, from using someone’s credit card once to charging thousands on another’s card. To avoid the heavy punishments that come with these charges, you will need the full set of skills and knowledge available with a quality defense attorney.
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has been fighting credit card fraud charges for his clients in Stuart for decades. He knows how to craft a compelling defense for his clients, leading to many reduced charges and case dismissals. If you are facing a credit card fraud charge in Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Sewall’s Point, Port Salerno, Jupiter, Tequesta, Indiantown, or any other areas of Martin County, you should contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. immediately at 772-220-4400 so we can begin reviewing your case right away.
Why You Want to Find a Credit Card Fraud Attorney
Credit card fraud cases can carry very severe penalties, all of which you want to avoid. These penalties depend on whether the charge is considered a misdemeanor or a felony.
Misdemeanors include the following cases:
- The stolen card was used for less than $100 in purchases
- The stolen card was used two or fewer times over a six month period
Felonies include the following cases:
- The stolen card was used for purchases of more than $100
- The stolen card was used more than two times over a six month period
The severity of the penalty depends on whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony, which depends on the overall facts of the case. At their most extreme, though, the penalties for credit card fraud can include five years in prison.
A credit card fraud lawyer will know how to use the law to present your case in the best light, while also questioning the story the prosecution lays out. With a lawyer’s help, you will likely face reduced charges, such as misdemeanor instead of felony charges, or even a dismissed case altogether.
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. Has the Experience You Need Facing Credit Card Fraud Charges
The key to a successful credit card fraud defense is experience and legal knowledge. You’ll find both at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.. Mr. Golden has more than 20 years of experience in Florida courts defending those accused of credit card fraud. He knows the law, and he has the skill to take on even the most serious charges. Mr. Golden is an award-winning lawyer who has won the respect of clients and legal peers alike through his dedication to his clients and his excellent case history.
Credit Card Fraud Charges and Defenses
Credit card fraud encompasses a wide variety of crimes related to the unlawful use of credit cards. These crimes include:
- Using someone else’s credit card without permission
- Using a forged credit card
- Buying or selling stolen or forged credit cards
- Counterfeiting or altering credit cards
The best defense for you will depend on the type of crime you are charged with and the details of your case. Some common defenses for credit card fraud include mistaken identity, lack of intent to commit fraud, and authorization for use of someone else’s card.
Start Your Defense Now with The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.
When you’re facing prison, fines, and other penalties, you have to fight with the best tools available. With The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A., you’ll get the best defense for your credit card fraud case in Stuart. Contact us today at 772-220-4400 to schedule a free consultation today.