Credit Card Fraud in Detroit
Using any financial transaction device that does not belong to you, including credit and debit cards, or copying the information from these devices, or selling these devices, and other similarly fraudulent offenses can lead to extremely harsh criminal penalties including reparation payments, fines, jail time, and more. Anyone who has been accused of fraudulently using or possessing a financial transaction device should get in touch with a qualified defense attorney as soon as possible, as the initial stages of a case when prosecutors gather evidence are critical. As records are being reviewed and evidence is gradually gathered, having a qualified trial attorney on your side to protect you can make a decisive difference. Call or contact Grabel & Associates online and let our theft and property attorneys help you through your Detroit credit card fraud case. We are available 24/7 to begin working with clients who are facing misdemeanor or felony charges.
No matter what the specific details of your situation, our attorneys are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you. Under the direction of experienced trial attorney Scott Grabel, who has committed over a decade to working with Detroit’s accused, our talented lawyers will walk through every detail of your case with you, and develop an individualized defense approach based on the most pressing issues at hand. As soon as you contact us, our team will begin guiding your next steps, helping you utilize your rights to your advantage and overcome false allegations or attempts to excessively punish you for an offense. Call or contact our firm online and begin fighting back against charges of credit card fraud in Detroit.
Detroit Credit Card Fraud Laws – Credit Card Theft Defense Lawyer in Michigan
As defined by state law, a credit card is any instrument or device which is sold, issued, or otherwise distributed by a bank, financial institution, or business for the use of a person or organization identified with the instrument or device to obtain goods, services, property, or anything of value on credit. Cards used specifically for obtaining health care services are also included in this definition. Debit cards, though not “credit” in the same way other credit cards may be, are still included for purposes of fraud laws.
Anyone who steals, takes, removes, or knowingly possesses a fraudulent or altered financial transaction device, or who possesses or controls another’s financial transaction device with intent to use, deliver, circulate, or sell, or who delivers or sells a fraudulent or stolen financial transaction device, or who simulates or counterfeits a financial transaction device, can be charged with a felony offense. Similarly, using a revoked or cancelled financial transaction device with intent to defraud can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges.
The specific penalties a person will face vary greatly depend on what other crimes may have been committed, what amount of money, services, property, or goods was fraudulently obtained, as well as whether or not the offender had prior convictions on record. Grabel & Associates is always available for clients in Detroit and will begin working through the details of your case alongside you as soon as you get in touch. Don’t wait – a great case result may only be achievable if you act quickly to secure competent representation.
Penalties for Credit Card Fraud in Detroit
To learn more about the specific penalties you could be facing, contact Grabel & Associates by phone or online now. The penalties for credit card fraud are very case specific, and depend both on the nature of the offense as well as specific details concerning the amount stolen or intended to be stolen. In the least serious cases, where a revoked device is used to defraud an amount less than $100, a sentence of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine can result. In more serious cases such as those involving stolen financial transaction devices, felony charges and a minimum of two years behind bars along with hefty fines could result. Contact our Detroit firm now for more information.
Our Approach to Financial Transaction Device Fraud Defense
At Grabel & Associates, we understand that there are many situations from which false fraud allegations can arise, and we are ready to take the time needed to work through the complex issues involved in your case and uncover the truth behind the situation at hand. Our attorneys have guided countless past clients in Wayne County and statewide to exceptional case results and know what it takes to win in even the most difficult credit card fraud cases. Contact us now for a free initial case analysis to get started.
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