Have you been arrested or accused of committing Credit Card Fraud in the Clearwater – Tampa Area of Florida?
You need the best credit card fraud defense attorney in this area today.  It is imperative that you contact Powers Sellers & Finkelstein PLC immediately for a free case evaluation.  If you’re incarcerated, we’ll come to you.  Call (727) 531-2926.

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 best legal team you can find now.  With over 20 Years of Combined Credit Card Fraud  Defense experience, you can trust our Firm to provide the best legal counsel. We promise to mount an aggressive defense in your favor. Call (727) 531-2926 for a free case evaluation now and let’s get your fraudulent credit card charges under control.

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Just as you can be charged with theft of cash, you can be charged with the theft of a credit card (credit card fraud) in the State of Florida.  The Law Firm of Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC has over 20 years of combined experience defending clients charged with credit card fraud. We will begin investigating your case immediately. We will advise what steps you can take to minimize or even eliminate the stress involved in defending this type of case. Call for a free evaluation today and let our expert criminal defense team put our knowledge of the criminal justice system to work for you. All criminal charges are serious and Clearwater’s Credit Card Fraud Attorneys of choice. Call us with your questions for a 100% free, private consultation immediately at (727) 531-2926 anytime, 24-7!

 

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Yes, it is Felony Fraudulent use of a Credit Card if, in any 6-month period, a credit card is unlawfully used:

  • More than twice; or
  • 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.

Felony Fraudulent use of a Credit Card is assigned a Level 2 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. A judge may sentence a person convicted of Felony Fraudulent use of a Credit Card to probation, but may also impose a sentence up to the statutory maximum of five years in prison.

It is considered to be a credit card fraud  offense under the State Credit Card Act if any of the following criteria are met:

  • Theft by taking or retaining possession of card taken.
  • Theft of credit card lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake.
  • Purchase or sale of the credit card of another.
  • Obtaining control of credit card as security for a debt.
  • Dealing in credit cards of another.
  • Forgery of a credit card.
  • The signing of a credit card of another.
  • Unlawful possession of a stolen credit or debit card.
  • Unauthorized use of an expired credit card
  • Counterfeiting or altering of credit cards

If the prosecutor has charged the defendant with a felony, the state may also consider the defendant’s criminal record and previous felony convictions (aggregate prosecution) when determining the penalty and sentence.  It’s for this very reason, you need a good credit card fraud attorney.

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Clearwater Misdemeanor Fraudulent use of a Credit Card

A judge may also impose a sentence up to the statutory maximum of one year in jail.

It is Misdemeanor Fraudulent use of a Credit Card if, in any 6-month period, a credit card is unlawfully used:

  1. Less than two times; and
  2. Items valued at less than $100 were obtained.

The crime of Misdemeanor Fraudulent use of a Credit Card is a First Degree Misdemeanor in Florida and punishable by up to one (1) year in jail, one (1) year of probation, and a $1,000 fine.

It is considered to be a credit card fraud offense under the State Credit Card Act if any of the following criteria are met:

  • Theft by taking or retaining possession of card taken.
  • Theft of credit card lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake.
  • Purchase or sale of the credit card of another.
  • Obtaining control of credit card as security for a debt.
  • Dealing in credit cards of another.
  • Forgery of a credit card.
  • The signing of a credit card of another.
  • Unlawful possession of a stolen credit or debit card.
  • Unauthorized use of an expired credit card
  • Counterfeiting or altering of credit cards

Keep in mind that judge may sentence a person convicted of Misdemeanor Fraudulent use of a Credit Card to probation, but may also impose a sentence up to the statutory maximum of one year in jail. Keep calm, call us!

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Possible Defenses to Assault & Battery

There are many defenses that an Assault and Battery Lawyer can provide.

There are many defenses that our credit card fraud attorneys will provide. Since the prosecutor must show that you intentionally used a forged or stolen credit card to obtain money or to pay for goods and services, rest assured, our attorneys will work tirelessly to prove that the card was not forged, stolen, or unlawfully obtained. 

In addition to the pretrial defenses and trial defenses that can be raised in any criminal case,  the most common defenses for credit card fraud courts are:

  • No intent to commit fraud or otherwise engage in unlawful activities
  • Authorization was given by the credit card holder
  • Double jeopardy

If you have been arrested or charged with the crime of Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards in the Clearwater or Tampa Bay area, you need the right advice, call us today for a 100% free case evaluation.  

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