Los Angeles Credit Card Theft Attorney
Credit card fraud includes both the theft of someone else’s credit card and the creation of a false credit card. It is committed in one of three ways: either (1) a person fraudulently obtains, takes, signs, uses, sells, buys, or forges someone else’s credit card or card information; (2) a person uses his or her own credit card with the knowledge that it is revoked or expired or that the account lacks enough money to pay for the items charged; or (3) a person sells goods or services to someone else with knowledge that the credit card being used was illegally obtained or is being used without authorization. 18 U.S.C. Section 1029 makes it a crime to knowingly and with the intent to defraud produce, use, or traffic in one or more access devices. (Access devices are defined in the section as “any card…or other means of account access that can be used…to obtain money, goods, services, or any other thing of value, or that can be used to initiate a transfer of funds”) If convicted of credit card fraud you may be facing large fines and/or imprisonment of up to twenty years.
Credit card fraud is a form of theft, where deception is used to defraud others of the credit card information and then using that information to commit a crime. This type of crime is classified as a white collar crime due to it’s link to finance and businesses. This type of crime is particularly common using the internet. Federal and state prosecutors will aggressively pursue a conviction. However, fraud crimes require that the defendant must have intentionally defrauded or attempted to defraud another in order to be convicted. If the act was not intentional, it should not result in a conviction.
Eisner Gorin LLP Is Here To Help
While in many of these cases are often complicated and difficult to defend, Eisner Gorin LLP has the experience and knowledge necessary to provide you with the best legal defense, even if you have been charged in federal court. Due to our many years of criminal defense practice, we know how to utilize all legal defenses that include the lack of intent to commit the fraud crime in order to secure an acquittal. Also, a thorough investigation of the evidence by our legal team and use of experts and witnesses have helped us achieve the best outcome in even the most difficult and complex credit card fraud cases.
If you are a member of your family are under federal investigation for any type of fraud crime, including identity theft, in Los Angeles or throughout the state of California, you will need a law firm that will aggressively challenge the evidence against you. We will use all our resources and our background as former prosecutors to help you in every way possible.
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