Credit Card Fraud A Former Prosecutor & Military Judge Fighting For Your Freedom

Dallas Credit Card Fraud Lawyers

Former Federal Prosecutor on Your Side

A growing area of crime over the past twenty years is that of credit card fraud and abuse. Credit card and debit card fraud can be committed (or alleged) in a variety of ways.

Texas is one of many states throughout the country that has a specific criminal statute dealing with credit card fraud and credit card abuse. Under Texas’s statute, a person violates the credit card fraud and abuse statute if they:

  • Use another’s debit or credit card without consent and intends to fraudulently receive a benefit
  • Uses a fake card or card number
  • Steals, receives, buys, or sells a card or number with the intent to use it for their gain
  • Forces a cardholder to pay for something they are unable to repay

It is important to recognize available defense strategies for people accused of credit or debit card fraud or abuse. Notable defenses to these charges include of lack of intent to obtain a benefit, lack of knowledge of having possession of the card, or mistakenly believing that one had authorization to use the card.

We highly recommend retaining the services of an experienced Dallas credit card fraud lawyer if you are facing allegations like this. Call the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC at (214) 238-9392 now.

Texas' Penalties for Credit Card Fraud Convictions

Credit card fraud in Texas is a state jail felony. A state jail felony is punished by imprisonment in a state facility for six months to two years. What is more, an individual may receive a fine of up to $10,000.

The penalties for credit card fraud, however, are different if the crime was committed against an elderly individual. In this situation, the crime is considered a third degree felony. In Texas, a third degree felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years, but not less than 2 years. What is more, the individual may also be fined up to $10,000.

Contact a Dallas Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with credit card fraud, it is important to have an experienced defense attorney in Dallas on your side who has experience defending credit card fraud charges in Texas. At the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, we have extensive experience helping defendants fight a variety of fraud charges.

Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation. We are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (214) 238-9392. Se habla español.

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