A credit or debit card is an identification card issued to a person by a financial institution or business which allows the cardholder to purchase goods, service or property.
According to Oklahoma’s fraud laws, credit or debit card fraud is committed when a person:
If you have been accused of credit card fraud or currently under investigation for the crime, our Broken Arrow criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to helping you either get your charges reduced or your case entirely dismissed. At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, we have an in-depth understanding of Oklahoma laws and court processes to help you navigate through any complexities your case may encounter.
It is considered a misdemeanor if a person knowingly uses or attempts to use a credit or debit card in order to purchase goods, property, or services, as well as obtain cash advances or transfer funds. If the amount fraudulently acquired is less than $500, the crime is punishable by a jail sentence of 30 days and/or a fine of up to $500. If the amount fraudulently acquired is over $500, the crime is punishable by a prison sentence of one year and/or a fine between $500 and $1,000.
It is considered a felony if you take a credit or debit card from another person without their consent, receive a credit or debit card which you know has been stolen in order to use it, selling or buying credit or debit cards, and forging credit or debit cards. All credit card fraud felonies are punishable by a prison term of up to three years and/or a fine of up to $3,000.
When facing serious penalties such as these, it’s imperative to obtain experienced and skilled legal representation. Our Broken Arrow criminal defense lawyers can thoroughly investigate your case and collect the evidence necessary to develop a relentless and customized defense strategy for you.
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