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Credit card fraud is theft and fraud at the same time by using a credit card or any similar payment mechanism as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction. The purpose for credit card fraud is mainly to obtain goods without paying, or to obtain unauthorized funds from an account. Credit card fraud is also an adjunct to identity theft.
Credit card fraud can be both, a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the degree of the crime. If you are charged with a misdemeanor credit card charge you can be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, and may be subject to pay a fine. If you are charged with felony credit card fraud you can be guilty of a felony of the third degree and can be sentenced to time in prison or jail.
Credit card fraud is also a white collar crime and white collar crimes are harshly pushed by the law. The assistance of an experienced white collar criminal defense lawyer can be beneficial and necessary. An experienced white collar criminal defense lawyer can help you negotiate lesser charges, or perhaps even prevent criminal charges from ever being filed.
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