Los Angeles Federal Access Device Fraud Defense Lawyer
Charged with Credit Card Fraud in Los Angeles? Let Us Fight It.
Credit card fraud covers a range of crimes that involve the fraudulent use of a credit card or any type of access device such as a bank card or debit card and the like. The most common form of credit card fraud is when an individual uses someone else’s credit card number to make purchases, otherwise referred to as “misappropriation.” This crime is commonly associated with computer fraud, which is related to the fraudulent use of credit card numbers over the internet.
Acts that may be considered access device or credit card fraud include:
- Stealing a credit card or using credit card numbers without authorization
- Using someone else’s credit card without authorization
- Fraudulently acquiring a credit card through the mail (i.e., illegally accessing a mailbox to take credit cards)
- Counterfeiting credit cards
- Deliberately misrepresenting information on a credit card application
- Creating a fake website to gain credit card numbers from sign-ups
An individual does not need to have possession of a credit card in order to commit and be charged with access device fraud. Penalties for those convicted of access device or credit card fraud include prison time of up to 10 or 20 years and/or financial retribution. Having a criminal record poses further challenges for the accused, as it adds barriers to valuable opportunities for housing, jobs, loans, higher education and more.
Retain Our Federal Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorney Today
Federal Criminal defense specialist Joseph Shemaria works rigorously to resolve access device fraud cases and minimize or dismiss the legal consequences altogether.
If you are being charged with access device fraud, contact our Los Angeles credit card defense lawyer at Shemaria Law Offices online or at (310) 953-4004. During your free consultation, we can help you navigate your way through these charges and explain any violations to your rights.
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