With the proliferation of e-commerce and an Internet based economy, law enforcement has seen a significant jump in credit card, and related types of crimes in recent years.
In an economy where instant gratification can be the norm, if you’ve tempted fate and committed a crime using credit or debit cards, you will want to have the best possible credit card fraud attorney representing you as soon as you are charged.
Credit card fraud can take on many forms, but law enforcement treats all types with a high degree of seriousness, because every crime of this nature will damage a victim financially, whether it is an individual, a business, or a bank.
It’s important to note that depending on the nature of the crime and the amount of money involved, credit card fraud can either be considered a state level crime or a federal crime, on that could involve the FBI or the Secret Service in some large and extreme cases.
As these types of cases have become more prevalent, so to have the ways in which law enforcement has become more sophisticated in catching cases of credit card fraud. But law enforcement faces a difficult task, because there are so many ways to commit this type of fraud. Cards can be forged, lost or stolen. They can be doctored or a skimming device can be used to steal credit card information. Cloned merchant sites can be set up. Data hacks and identity thefts can also lead to extensive cases of credit card fraud as well.
There are some types of defenses that can be employed in credit card fraud cases, but the best chance you have of keeping your freedom rests with doing your homework to find the best possible defense attorney to protect you. The common goal is to get a dismissal or help you to negotiate a reduction in any charges from a felony to a misdemeanor as a way of avoiding jail time.
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