Credit Card Theft
Did you get caught after stealing a credit card? Are you facing charges for fraudulent use of a credit card or debit card?
Then you should immediately call criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone who will listen to your story and help you get your life back on track. You could be facing some hefty credit card theft charges depending on the circumstances of your case and you’ll need the expert advice from an attorney who is skilled in criminal defense cases.What is Credit Card Fraud?
In New Hampshire, credit card fraud occurs when someone takes a credit card or debit card from another person for the sole purpose of buying goods or services. It is considered fraud if you know the card was stolen, it has been revoked or cancelled or your use of the card is not authorized by the person whose name is on the card.
If this is a situation you are facing, you’ll need legal advice.
Prosecutors and judges are cracking down on credit card fraud, which is running rampant in New Hampshire and the entire country.What Charges Will I Face?
If you are accused of credit card fraud, you could face several charges, depending on the circumstances of your case. You may be charged with a Class A or B felony or a misdemeanor. This is primarily determined by the value of the property or services you purchased with the stolen credit or debit card. But, understand the seriousness of the offense you are charged with. A Class A felony conviction, for example, can bring a jail sentence of 7 to 15 years.
This is more of what’s commonly called a white collar crime and you may be charged even if there is little evidence. That’s where criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone comes in. He will present your case when the trial goes before a judge and jury and do his best to get the best possible outcome for you.
The best advice anyone can provide you is to never steal someone’s credit card and make fraudulent transactions. But if you have, be prepared for the long legal road ahead. Identity theft is taken seriously in New Hampshire by prosecutors, law enforcement and judges. If you are accused of stealing credit cards, or fraudulently using someone else’s credit card to make purchases, you’ll need to hire a lawyer to help you get your life back in order.
Michael Anzalone and his associates at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, will walk you through the process, and will be by your side when you step into a courtroom.
He will explain that in addition to a sentence that includes jail time, you also may be ordered to pay statutory fines, restitution to your victims and participate in a community service program. A conviction can also mean you lose some of your civil rights.
So, before you talk to police or investigators about your case, make sure you’ve consulted with a criminal defense lawyer, such as Michael Anzalone, to discuss all aspects of your case. If you decide to talk to police about your case, you’ll want your attorney present for the questioning.
For a free consultation, please call attorney Michael Anzalone at 603.548.3797