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The criminal penalties for credit card fraud can be severe.

Under Maryland law, if the value of the goods, money and/or services obtained in violation of this section exceeds $500.00, the person is guilty of a felony and may face a term of imprisonment not to exceed 15 years and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00. If the value of the goods, services, and money obtained in violation of this statute do not exceed $500.00, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor and may face imprisonment not to exceed 18 months and/or a fine not to exceed $500.00. Credit card fraud is a crime involving dishonesty and a conviction of the crime can be raised as evidence that the person should not be believed if the person testifies in subsequent court cases.

Criminal defense lawyer, Maria Patterson, has handled credit card fraud charges and has tried approximately 100 civil jury trials and numerous district court trials in Maryland. If you have been charged with credit card fraud, Please contact criminal defense lawyer, Maria Patterson, at 301-383-1525 to schedule an appointment at the Bowie Office of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC. in Prince George's County, Maryland.  Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott is conveniently located on Melford Boulevard, which is an exit off of the intersection of Route 50 and Route301 in Prince George's County. Credit card fraud lawyer, Maria Patterson handles district and circuit court criminal cases in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, and Montgomery counties.

Financial Crimes: Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud law is under the crime of theft. The charging document or indictment will list credit card fraud as theft.

A person may not use a stolen or counterfeited credit card with the intent to defraud or obtain money, services, goods or anything of value without the consent of the card holder. 

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