Fort Wayne Credit Card Fraud Attorney
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Many people use credit and debit cards for day-to-day transactions. If they don’t keep careful track of these cards, they are easy targets for credit card fraud perpetrators. Fraud can happen in several ways, from stealing the card itself to taking the card number and pin through a person’s digital account.
Credit card fraud prohibits the following activities and more:
- Using a credit card knowing it was stolen or unlawful.
- Using a credit card knowing it was forged, revoked, or expired.
- Using another’s card without his or her consent.
- Claiming to be a credit card user without the user’s permission.
- Claiming to be the credit card user when the card hasn’t been issued.
- Selling a credit card when you’re not the issuer.
If you’re facing a credit card fraud charge, you could be saddled with high legal fines and have to serve up to 6 years in prison, depending on the circumstances of the crime. Make sure to give yourself the best chance of avoiding a conviction by talking to one of our skilled Fort Wayne crime attorneys today.
Penalties for Credit Card Fraud in Indiana
Conviction of credit card fraud is always a felony, but the level depends on the situation. A Level 5 felony can lead to 1 to 6 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, while a level 6 felony can lead to 6 to 2.5 years in prison and a similar fine. Likewise, you can expect to pay any alleged victim restitution in addition to your prison sentence and fines. The court can order you to pay back the value of what was fraudulently required in addition to any financial earnings the victim lost or any other expenses the victim incurred because of the crime.
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A felony conviction can make finding employment and housing incredibly difficult if your future employer or landlord runs a background check. Talk to our experienced Fort Wayne criminal defense lawyers about your case as soon as possible. The faster we learn of your situation, the sooner we can mount a defense on your behalf.
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