Kalamazoo Credit Card Fraud Lawyer
Using a credit card that doesn’t belong to you, creating or possessing fraudulent or stolen credit card info, or selling credit card info, are all very serious offenses that can lead to charges of credit card fraud in Kalamazoo. If you have been investigated for fraud, or if you or a loved one is facing misdemeanor or felony charges, our lawyers are prepared to begin defending you now. Contact us toll free at 1-800-342-7896 to speak with founding attorney Scott Grabel or another one of our experienced staff, and let us provide you with a free initial case analysis so that you can be better prepared to move forward with your case. Our theft defense lawyers in Kalamazoo are always available because we know that you don’t want to wait to begin protecting yourself as police and prosecutors begin to build a case against you. Call or contact us by email now and learn more about our proven defense tactics, and how our lawyers can apply these tactics to your unique case.
As soon as you are investigated for credit card fraud in Kalamazoo, questioned in connection with a fraud offense in any way, or charged with a criminal offense, it is already time to contact a lawyer. It is never too early to get in touch with a talented legal representative who can guide you through what to say and do as you seek to utilize your rights to your advantage and protect your future. Under Scott Grabel’s direction, our firm has spent over 15 years providing exceptional defense representation to clients statewide, and we know what it takes to win in even the toughest fraud and theft cases. As soon as you get in touch with our team, we will start reviewing the specifics of your case and looking for the unique case details which will be pivotal as you move forward through the defense process.
Don’t wait to start working with a lawyer who can advocate for your legal rights as you fight back against credit card fraud charges.
Credit Card Theft Offenses in Kalamazoo, MI
There are a number of interrelated offenses that fall under the broader category of credit card fraud. In almost every case, credit card fraud laws actually apply to all financial transaction devices, which can include debit cards and even gift cards. Possessing a financial transaction device that has been stolen or fraudulently manufactured, selling a financial transaction device, using a cancelled card, or otherwise possessing, using, distributing, or attempting to use/distribute a card that is not authentic or is not owned by you can lead to serious criminal penalties.
If you have been accused of credit card fraud in Kalamazoo, it is imperative that you contact a lawyer right away and start working towards a great case result. Our team knows what it takes to win in tough fraud and theft cases, and we are ready now to start guiding you through your case and towards a great final result.
Criminal Penalties for Credit Card Fraud – Possessing, Using, or Selling a Fraudulent Credit Card
The majority of credit card fraud offenses are dealt with under Section 750.157n of the Penal Code. Under this statute, it is made clear that it is illegal to knowingly take or remove a financial transaction device of any kind from the lawful device holder, or to retain, possess, secrete, or use a financial transaction device without the consent of the device holder. Anyone who is found guilty of violating this law can face felony conviction.
There are many other credit card fraud laws dealing with more specific situations, and the specific penalties faced will depend greatly on what happened after the device was taken or used, as well as what combination of credit card fraud offenses were involved. Always speak to an attorney to find out more about the penalties that could apply in your unique case.
Our Defense Representation for Credit Card Fraud Charges
At Grabel & Associates, our lawyers know that credit card fraud allegations should always be taken seriously. As soon as you contact our team, we will start working to defend your freedom, and will review every aspect of your case to ensure we don’t miss any information that could help you secure the result you want. Let us stand up for your best interests and guide you to an exceptional case outcome, starting with a free initial case analysis.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Kalamazoo Fraud Defense
To speak with a member of our talented defense team, call us toll free at 1-800-342-7896 now, or contact our firm online. We are always available to begin working with clients in all kinds of theft and property crime cases, including financial transaction device fraud cases.