San Diego Credit Card Theft Charges
Call Our San Diego Theft Defense Lawyers
With the growth of the credit industry in the U.S. has subsequently come
an increase in credit card theft. A broad-based crime including theft
and fraud that is committed by using a credit card for a fraudulent source
of funds, its essential purpose is obtaining goods without paying or plundering
funds from someone's bank account. Credit card fraud is a form of
identity theft, which according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC),
saw a 21% increase in 2008. This is a serious crime and your defense merits
the full attention of a
San Diego theft crimes attorney from The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC.
Credit card theft leads to massive write-offs for banks every year, reaching
into the billions of dollars. Although this crime has been around for
a long time (as long as someone could steal another person's physical
credit card) advances of the information age that make online and in-store
purchases easier for consumers have also made credit card theft an easier
target for thieves. Not only can a California conviction bring punishments
related to a petty theft or grand theft charge (depending on the amount
stolen), but tough federal statutes consider credit card fraud to be a form of
identity theft punishable by up to 15 years in prison and steep fines.
Call The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC
When it comes to matters of theft and fraud, you will need to procure exemplary
legal counsel to defend against such serious allegations. The
San Diego defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, have 21 years of combined
experience in assisting all manner of criminal defendants from the most
minor offenses to serious felonies. We have the expertise and tenacity
a client needs to put up a strong legal fight.
Credit card theft charges are serious and you should contact a San Diego credit card theft defense attorney
immediately if arrested.