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Credit Card or Debit Card Fraud
Due to the accessibility of credit cards and debits cards, they are commonly used as an instrument to commit fraud. Often times, individuals who are unfamiliar with the extensive laws regulating credit card or debit card usage are arrested for fraud when they had no idea they were actually committing a criminal offense. If you find yourself in this situation, having an experienced Dallas fraud defense attorney could greatly impact the outcome of your case.
Defense Attorney for Credit Card or Debit Card Fraud in Dallas TX
If you have been charged with credit card or debit card fraud in Collin County, Tarrant County, Dallas County, Denton County, or the surrounding areas, contact Richard McConathy immediately. As an experienced criminal defense attorney in Dallas, Richard McConathy has the knowledge and skill to provide you with an aggressive and well planned defense strategy.
Contact Richard McConathy today at (972) 233-5700 to schedule a free consultation with the dedicated defense attorneys of The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy. During your consultation, we will analyze your case and begin developing a defense strategy that will give you the best chance of avoiding the penalties associated with credit card fraud.
Information on Credit Card or Debit Card Fraud
- Section 32.31 of the Texas Penal Code Outlines Credit Card Fraud
- What are the Penalties for Credit Card or Debit Card Fraud?
- Working with the Best Credit Card Fraud Lawyers in Dallas County
The Texas Penal Code lays out the scenarios in which an individual can be charged with credit card fraud. These instances include:
The individual presents or uses a credit card or debit card to obtain benefit fraudulently, with knowledge that the card does not belong to him or her, or that the card has expired, been revoked, or canceled
The offender uses a fictitious credit card or debit card or the pretended number or description of a fictitious card with intent to obtain a benefit
An individual steals a credit card or debit card and uses it or sells it, or uses or sells a credit card or debit card that he or she knows has been stolen
The offender buys a credit card or debit card from a person who he knows is not the issuer
The defendant sells a credit card or debit card when he or she is not the issuer of the card
An individual induces the cardholder to use the cardholder's credit card or debit card to obtain property or service for the offender's benefit for which the cardholder is financially unable to pay
The offender possesses a credit card or debit card with intent to use it, without being the cardholder and without the consent of the cardholder
An individual who is given a credit or debit card to purchase goods or services, fails to do so, but says he or she did, and uses the credit or debit card for other purposes without the cardholder's permission.
Many people mistakenly believe that they can’t be charged with a crime if they don’t actually take part in stealing the credit card or debit card themselves. However, as represented by the information above, this is untrue, and if an individual knowingly receives benefits from a stolen credit card or debit card, he or she can be charged with fraud.
Credit card or debit card fraud in Dallas is a state jail felony. If convicted of this offense, an individual can be punished by 180 days to two years in prison, and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
When you are charged with credit card fraud, having an attorney who has the knowledge and resources necessary to defend you is vital to the outcome of your case. Richard McConathy is an experienced criminal defense attorney who is well versed in the laws regarding credit card fraud, and he is capable of providing you with the best defense possible.
The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy proudly serves clients who have been accused of credit card or debit card fraud in Dallas, Allen, Carrolton, Southlake, Plano, Highland Park, University Park, Irving, and the surrounding areas. Contact the skilled fraud lawyers in Dallas today at (972) 233-5700 to schedule your free consultation.