Credit Card Fraud Lawyer
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The following actions constitute credit card fraud:
A person is guilty of credit card fraud if he / she, with intent to defraud
fraudulently obtains, uses, buys, or sells a credit card or credit card number knowing it to be illegally possessed,
expired, or revoked.
A person is guilty of credit card fraud if he / she
pretends to be the cardholder — even of a card number that has not yet been issued — and
uses the card to obtain money, goods, services, or anything of value.
A person is guilty of credit card fraud if he / she uses a credit card
to obtain money for an amount that
exceeds his / her available credit.
A person is guilty of credit card fraud if he /she
knows that a credit card is being fraudulently presented — meaning it was stolen, expired, or revoked — and still provides
the presenter with money, goods, services, etc.
This is a serious charge. If you or a family member faces accusations of
credit card fraud, it is imperative that you speak with a
criminal defense attorney in Richmond as soon as possible. Our team at Carlson & Collier has more than 60
Years of combined experience representing
fraud cases. We have handled thousands of cases, and we're prepared to help you.
Determining the Penalties for a Credit Card Fraud Conviction
If during a 6-month period the amount of the fraud does not exceed $200.00
and the defendant is found guilty, the punishment is a Class 1 misdemeanor
punishable by up to 12 months in jail and / or up to a $2,500.00 fine.
If found guilty of credit card fraud and the amount exceed $200.00 during
a 6-month period the punishment is a Class 6 felony punishable by 1 to
5 years' imprisonment, a fine up to $2,500.00, or both. This is covered
in the Code of Virginia Sections 18.2-195, 18.2-10, and 18.2-11.
Our team is here to answer your questions about credit card fraud charges.
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