Credit or debit card abuse covers a wide range of criminal conduct. If you have been accused of stealing a credit card, lying on a credit card application, using stolen credit card numbers to make an online purchase, or any related offense, you may be facing serious penalties.
Charged with Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse?
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Credit and debit card offenses, much like forgery and other property or theft crimes are taken extremely seriously in the state of Texas and are deemed crimes of moral turpitude. If you are convicted of crimes of this nature, you typically become regarded as a dishonest person by police officers, possible employers, and others who are able to view your criminal history. This can make doing several of the things you now take for granted very difficult to do, like renting a place to live and finding a job. Consequently, a credit or debit abuse conviction can severely impact your reputation and hinder your ability to find meaningful employment for many years after you have served your sentence. Even one swipe of someone else’s credit or debit card is considered a state jail felony, incurring penalties like high fines and possible jail time.
For these reasons, it is strongly in your best interests to enlist the help of Boswell Legal Group. Our team is experienced with the law and knows the local court system and judges. We are able to offer a strong criminal defense to clients facing credit or debit card abuse charges in Denton and the surrounding area. Our client’s reputations are a primary concern for us, so we always work in a respectful and confidential manner, to ensure they maintain their reputation and integrity throughout the process.
The Faster You Act, The Less Time The State Has To Prepare A Case Against You
Each day you delay can be devastating to your case. Please, if you or a family member are facing credit or debit card fraud charges, contact us by calling 940-382-4711 or 1-800-927-4652 toll-free. We are happy to offer a free confidential consultation to discuss your options that obligates you in no way.
Credit and Debit Card Abuse
Credit or debit card abuse charges typically stem from allegations of:
- Stealing a debit or credit card
- Stealing debit or credit card numbers
- Using stolen credit card numbers for online purchases
- Unauthorized use of a corporate credit or debit card or one that does not belong to you
- Fraudulent Credit Card activity including the presentation of a fraudulent record of sale involving a credit or debit card.
- Making false claims or statements in order to obtain credit or property (e.g. lying on a credit card application at a bank)
Consequences for Credit Card Fraud
Credit card abuse is a state jail felony which is punishable with anywhere between 180 days and 2 years in jail and fines of that can be as much as $10,000. In addition, certain circumstances may serve to enhance the severity of credit card abuse charges. For example, if the suspect has prior convictions or if the victim was elderly, the defendant can be charged with a felony.
As a former Texas prosecutor, Joseph Boswell has a unique understanding of the charges that you are facing. In addition to providing skilled criminal defense, he can advise clients on ways to clear a criminal arrest from their permanent record.
Contact Our Office
If you have been charged with credit card fraud or abuse in Denton County, do not wait to seek legal assistance. Call our law offices today at 940-382-4711. You may also complete our online intake form and we will contact you shortly.
Once you have hired us, we will review all the facts of your case and represent you for the best possible outcome. We will keep you as informed as possible and make sure you are fully aware of all the legal issues that impact your case. We will conduct our own investigations where warranted, and will fully evaluate all the merits of your case to ensure we provide you the best representation and best possible outcome we can.
Former Texas Prosecutor
In our country, the accused are innocent until proven otherwise. Remember, the burden of proof is not on you, the accused, but instead on the prosecution. Joseph Boswell is a former prosecutor who deeply understands this and will hold the prosecution in your case to task to protect your Constitutional rights. Call our law offices now at 940-382-4711 so we can begin work on your case as soon as possible.