Credit Card Abuse Attorney in Austin, Texas
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Credit card abuse or debit card abuse in the State of Texas is a serious crime. You may be charged with credit card abuse if you attempt to use a credit or debit card without permission, or attempt to use a card that has been revoked or reported as stolen. In addition to fines and jail time, a credit card abuse conviction on your record can potentially jeopardize relationships with your employer, future landlords, as well as your friends and family.
If you have been charged with credit or debit card abuse, the Law Office of Jason Trumpler can help. A competent criminal defense attorney can help increase your chances of getting the charges reduced or dismissed. Contact our offices today at (512) 457-5200.
What Constitutes Credit/Debit Card Abuse?
Credit card abuse or debit card abuse is, quite simply, having a credit card on your person that does not belong to you with the intent to use it. However, credit card abuse can cover a range of other scenarios, like producing fake credit cards, electronically stealing someone else’s credit card information via the Internet, selling fake credit cards, etc.
Depending on the crime, a conviction of credit/debit card abuse in the State of Texas can result in a penalty of between 6-months to 2-years in jail, and a fine up to $10,000. The severity of the crime depends on the complexities of the case, including the amount of money, how the credit card was manufactured or obtained, and the individuals involved. Credit/debit card abuse is an entirely different charge than petty theft – while most theft cases are misdemeanors, a credit card abuse conviction is a state jail felony. If the credit/debit card abuse involves an elderly person, the conviction can be a 3rd degree felony.
Contact Us at 512-457-5200
If you have been accused of credit or debit card abuse, you will need a strong legal defense. Attorney Jason Trumpler has been practicing law for over 15-years, and currently represent Central Texas including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, Lee, and Bell counties. We will work with you to ensure you fully understand your case and the court proceedings, as well as fight for the best possible outcome. Please contact our offices today at (512) 457-5200.