Charged With Credit Card Fraud in Missouri?
Representing Clients Charged with White Collar Crimes
Credit card fraud is committed by using another person's credit or
debit card in order to access their financial resources for personal gain
or to attain services that they are not authorized to obtain. Credit card
fraud is a crime that has been rapidly occurring throughout the country
and the government is now severely cracking down on offenders. This form
of fraud is considered to be a felony offense which is found in the US
Code under Title 18, Section 1029. Each state however, may have its own
laws regarding the sentencing of this crime. In the state of Missouri,
if you are buying goods or trying to get a service by using a card that
you know to be stolen, expired, or canceled, then you can be charged with
a Class A misdemeanor.
The penalty for credit card fraud will depend on how much money was stolen
and whether or not there were additional felony crimes involved. Credit
card fraud can be considered grand theft if the purchased goods and services
amount to more than $5,000. If the fraud is in the area of $60,000, then
you could be facing up to 2 years of incarceration. If you have any previous
offenses on your criminal record, then you may be facing harsher penalties
when you face the prosecution. Many people commit credit card fraud as
part of grander scheme which entails identity theft. In this case, you
can be charged for larceny for stealing the credit / debit as well as
forgery for signing with another person's name.
Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Louis, MO
If you have been arrested for fraud, our experienced trial lawyers will
sit down and listen to your story so we can get to know you and your case.
We know that you must be feeling scared and vulnerable and we want to
help you take back control of your life. Do not make the mistake of believing
that your fate is sealed - you are still innocent until proven guilty.
Our legal team has extensive experience in federal court and we will fight
vigorously for a reduction or complete dismissal of your charges.
We know what it takes to build a solid winning defense and we will do everything
in our power to attain a favorable outcome in your case. A good defense
begins now, not in the courtroom. If you are facing charges of credit
card fraud, then
contact a St. Louis criminal defense attorney from The Hammer Law Firm, LLC without delay. Call now for a free case