Credit card fraud has become increasingly common in recent years, and if you are currently facing credit card fraud charges, you can bet that you are looking at a wide array of very serious penalties. Continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Cobb County criminal defense lawyer from Miller Law Practice to learn more about credit card fraud charges in Georgia and how we can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some examples of credit card fraud?
There are various ways in which an individual can commit credit card fraud. Some of the most common examples of credit card fraud include the following:
- Stealing someone’s credit card
- Using a credit card fraudulently
- Making false statements to obtain a credit card
- Completing an incomplete credit card without consent
- Selling a credit card to someone else
You should understand that even if you do not actually use the credit card, you may still be charged with the intent to defraud, which, in many cases, is still a felony crime.
What are the penalties for a credit fraud charge in Georgia?
If you’re found guilty of financial transaction card theft or forgery of a financial transaction card, you can face anywhere between one and three years of incarceration, as well as a potential $5,000 fine. Both of these crimes are considered felonies in the state of Georgia. Rather obviously, anyone charged with either of these crimes has a lot on the line. If you’re facing these charges, you must not make the mistake of proceeding without a competent attorney in your corner.
Are there any defenses against these charges?
Fortunately, with an experienced Georgia criminal defense attorney on your side, you stand a chance of disproving your charges, or at least mitigating the consequences you may face for those charges. Depending on your circumstances, we may use a variety of defenses, including the following:
- You did not realize that you were committing fraud
- You did not realize that you had someone else’s credit card
- There was a case of mistaken identity
- You had permission to use another person’s credit card
The bottom line is that if you are currently facing credit card fraud charges, you need a knowledgeable attorney who can fight those charges at every turn. You’ve just found that attorney here at Miller Law Practice.
Give us a call today or contact us online to learn more about how we can help guide you through the legal process ahead.