The Best Credit Card Fraud Lawyers in Clearwater

Have you been arrested or accused of committing Credit Card Fraud in the Clearwater – Tampa Bay Area of Florida?

You need the best defense attorneys in this area today.  It is imperative that you contact Powers Sellers & Finkelstein immediately for a free case evaluation. 

What to know about Credit Card Fraud in Florida

Under Florida Statute 817.61, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card is when, "A person or organization who, with intent to defraud the issuer or a person or with the purposes of obtaining money or anything else of value uses a credit card obtained or retained which he or she knows is forged, or who obtains anything of value by representing, without the knowledge of the card holder, that he or she is the holder of a card and such card has not in fact been issued".

In the state of Florida, Credit Card Fraud is committed when:

 1. A person knowingly uses a forged credit card, or represents themselves as the card holder when they are not in order to obtain money, goods, or any other objects of value. 

Credit Card Fraud is considered a misdemeanor if, in any 6-month period, a credit card is unlawfully used: 

 1. Two or fewer times to obtain items less than $100 in value.

Credit Card Fraud is considered a felony if, in any 6-month period, a credit card is unlawfully used:

 1. More than twice; OR

 2. Items valued at more than $100 were obtained.


The crime of Felony Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card is a Third Degree Felony in Florida and is punishable by up to five (5) years in prison, five (5) years of probation, and a $5,000 fine.

Why choose us for your Credit Card Fraud case?

Our criminal defense team will conduct an in-depth case review with you which includes an explanation of the elements of the Credit Card Fraud charge(s) and an evaluation of the facts to determine any defenses that may exist. 

You need the finest legal team you can find, and fast.  With over 35 years of combined experience, you can trust our firm to provide the best legal counsel. We promise to mount an aggressive defense in your favor.

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