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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 credit card fraud 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 credit card fraud attorney can form a counter argument to the prosecutor claims and challenge any weaknesses in the evidence.
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. Our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyers 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 case review.
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