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Los Angeles Credit Card Fraud Lawyers

Any type of fraudulent act that you do while using a credit card can be classified as fraud. The penalties for credit card fraud can be severe, so you will need to make sure that you hire an attorney. Examples of credit card fraud include the following.

  • Physically stealing a person’s credit card and using it
  • Using someone else’s name while filling out the application
  • Phishing-This is the act of scamming someone in order to get their credit card information.
  • Skimming-This involves using a device to get someone’s credit card information in order to make a purchase.
  • Account takeover-This involves charging someone’s credit card.
  • Manufacturing a credit card and using it

What Are The Penalties for Credit Card?

There are several factors that will determine the penalties that one gets for credit card fraud. This includes the type of offense and the circumstances surrounding the fraudulent act. Credit card fraud can be classified as a felony or misdemeanor. People who steal credit cards can expect to spend one to five years in prison.

If you committed identity theft, then you can spend anywhere from 10 to 20 years in prison. You could also spend additional time in prison if you used a skimmer to get credit card fraud.

Defenses That Can Be Used for Credit Card Fraud

There are many defenses that your attorney can use. The best defense strategy will depend on the charges that you are facing. The following is a list of possible defenses.

Your Identity Was Stolen

If your identity was stolen, then you can use this as a defense. You can prove that you were the victim in this case.

You Thought That You Were An Authorized User

There are some people who have been accused of credit card fraud when they were actually an authorized user on the credit card. For example, you can be an authorized user on your company’s credit card or family member’s credit card. If you believe that you were supposed to be an authorized user, then you may be able to use this as a defense strategy.

Entrapment Occurred

Entrapment is the act of forcing someone to commit a crime. Your attorney can argue that if you were not a victim of entrapment, then the crime would not have occurred.

You Were A Victim of Coercion

If you were threatened physically or used the credit card while under the duress, then your attorney can prove this in court. The prosecution has to be able to prove that you willfully used the credit card and committed fraud. You did not willfully use the credit card if you were threatened or under duress.

You Did Not Benefit From Using the Credit Card

The prosecution has to be able to prove that you benefited with the fraudulent activity that you committed. If you did not benefit, then you will likely have your charges dismissed or reduced.

The Importance of Calling a Credit Card Fraud Lawyer

You cannot fight the charges that you are facing alone. You need a team of board-certified attorneys who will be able to help you. Experienced attorneys know how to navigate the federal and state court system. They also understand how your case should be defended.

What Exactly Can A Credit Card Fraud Attorney Do?

  • Uncover all of the facts that are surrounding your case
  • Assess all of the details of the credit card fraud case
  • Inform you all of the potential consequences of your case
  • Assess the weakness and strengths of your case
  • Determine the course of action that is best to take
  • Determine whether you should go to trial or accept the plea deal

What to Expect When Working With a Credit Card Defense Attorney

You will have a consultation with your attorney. Your attorney will discuss the specifics of your case. They will also determine the best defense strategy. Your attorney may consult with other attorneys. They will also have other professionals on their legal team. Your attorney cannot make any guarantees, but they will work hard to help you fight the charges.


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2021-02-24
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