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Credit Card Fraud Attorney in San Jose

Gilroy Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorney

Santa Clara County Defense Lawyer for Defendants Charged With Financial Crimes

Credit cards have revolutionized the way we manage and spend money in the western world. Of course, these financial devices can also be misused. California's credit card fraud laws forbid fraudulent activity that involves "access cards," including credit cards and debit cards, or the information contained in or on such cards or accounts. Fraudulent activity can include attempting to deceive or successfully deceiving another person in such a way that they suffer a loss, and the perpetrator gains an unmerited benefit.

The Fuller Law Firm has been successfully representing clients in credit card and debit card fraud cases for more than a decade. We will work with you to understand the circumstances of your case and develop a strong defense against accusations of fraud. We will do everything we can to help keep you out of jail and to limit the negative impact on your future.

Examples of Credit Card Fraud in California

The term credit card fraud or debit card fraud can be used to describe a number of activities. Under California law, common examples of credit card fraud include:

  • Stealing someone else's credit or debit card and using it without their permission;
  • Using a fake credit or debit card to obtain cash, goods, or services;
  • Knowingly using your own credit or debit card after it has expired or been revoked; and
  • Using your own credit or debit card to purchase an item which you know you do not have funds to pay for.

Like other white-collar crimes, credit card fraud can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony offense. If convicted of felony credit card fraud, you could face up to three years in county jail and a fine up to $10,000. A misdemeanor conviction is punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum $1,000 fine.

Building a Solid Defense Based on the Whole Person

Attorney Cory Fuller and the team at the Fuller Law Firm know what to expect with fraud accusations. We understand the "tricks of the trade" that prosecutors use to convict criminal suspects who have allegedly used a stolen or fraudulent credit or debit card. If you have been charged with credit card fraud, we can help.

To start, we will sit down with you to learn about you as a whole person. This includes learning about your history, the challenges you face, and your version of the alleged crime. We believe that the first step to formulating a successful defense is understanding the entire picture, not just what the prosecution wants us to see.

Defenses to Debit Card Fraud or Credit Card Fraud

The method for defending against credit card or debit card fraud charges will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Common legal defenses to credit card fraud in California include:

  • You did not intend to commit fraud;
  • There is not enough evidence to prove that you committed fraud; and
  • You were the victim of mistaken identity or were otherwise not the person who committed the fraud.

Schedule a Consultation at the Fuller Law Firm to Discuss Your Case

Having a fraud conviction on your record can tarnish your reputation and ruin your career. Contact us right away if you have been charged with credit card fraud in California. Call 408-234-7563 to schedule a free consultation and case review. We serve clients in Santa Clara County, San Jose, Palo Alto, Fremont, Gilroy, and the surrounding areas.

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