If you have been arrested or charged with credit card fraud, or if you think you may be charged with credit card fraud, in the Orlando area, you will need excellent representation. The attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel are available to help you by calling 407-218-6277.
Credit card fraud is governed by Florida Statute 817.481. Under the statute, it is illegal to use false information to obtain a credit card, or to use a credit card that does not belong to you without permission. This includes using an expired credit card, or using a card that has been cancelled.
If the State accuses you of trying to use $300 or more worth of credit, or if they accuse you of obtaining $300 or more worth of goods or services with the credit card it is considered grand theft. This means it is a felony charge punishable by up to five years in the Florida Department of Corrections.
If the State accuses you of trying to use less than $300 worth of credit, or if they accuse you of obtaining goods or services totaling less than $300, it is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail.
Credit card fraud can be considered a crime of dishonesty in some jurisdictions. That means you may have to disclose it to potential employers or if you are ever a witness in court. Do not accept this charge without discussing your options. Protect your rights. The attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling 407-218-6277. Call now to schedule your consultation.