Virginia Beach Credit Card Fraud Attorney
Have You Been Accused of Credit Card Fraud?
Credit card fraud is a serious offense because the consequences for victims
are tremendous that affect their assets and finances as well as their
credit score. As such, these crimes are heavily punished. If you have
been charged with credit card
fraud, contact a Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
The Penalties for Credit Card Fraud
As technology progresses and becomes more sophisticated easy to use, it
brings a much-appreciated convenience to our lives. We can use our credit
cards electronically to make purchases, and the entire transaction can
be completed with only a touch of a button. It also makes it much easier
for credit card fraud to occur.
Credit card fraud is a theft crime and also a white collar crime, and it
may also be considered a federal offense. At the very minimum, credit
card fraud is a Class 1 misdemeanor, if the value stolen amounted to less
than $200. Above this limit, then the crime is elevated to a Class 6 felony.
These are the following penalties for credit card fraud:
Misdemeanor—if less than $200:
- 12 months maximum jail time
- $2, 500 fine
Felony—more than $200:
- Incarceration in state prison, between 1 to 5 years
- Or, up to 12 months in jail
- $2, 500 fine
Just because you were arrested, it does not mean automatically mean you
are guilty. Remember that the justice system states that every person
facing a criminal accusation is innocent until proven guilty. The evidence
must be conclusive and compelling enough to show that you played a role
in the crime. Our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney can form a
counter argument to the prosecutor claims and challenge any weaknesses
in the evidence.
Do Not Wait—Contact Our Attorney Today!
Being accused of any crime can lead to many consequences. The Law Offices
of Daniel J. Miller understands this and is here to help you during this
difficult time. We work to get to the bottom of the case and understand
the situation through your perspective. We present only the facts and
use our legal insight and skill to ensure that you receive a favorable
outcome to your case.
If you have been arrested, contact our The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller
to schedule a
free case review.