WELLINGTON FL CREDIT CARD THEFT DEFENSE LAWYERS
WITH OFFICES IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
The criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent clients charged with a wide variety of theft and fraud offenses, such as credit card theft, burglary, and robbery, in jurisdictions including Wellington, Greenacres, and Boynton Beach.
Notably, the firm’s managing partner, Jay Arnesen, has acquired a great deal of knowledge regarding these types of offenses due to his service as a former police officer. His previous experience providing the state with the necessary evidence to prosecute defendants facing theft and fraud charges has endowed him with exceptional insight into the components of a successful defense strategy. Mr. Arnesen now employs this knowledge to better serve his clients who are facing charges of this kind.
With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, the lawyers at Arnesen Law are readily available for their clients, whom they successfully represent in courts throughout South Florida. Contact their offices anytime at 561-419-9630 for a free consultation about your case.
“As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq.
Credit Card Theft – Florida Statutes Section 817.60
Chapter 817, Section 60 of the Florida Statutes governs offenses related to credit card theft and obtaining a credit card through fraudulent means. A list of specifically delineated crimes is included in this statute, each of which is explained in its given subsection:
(1) THEFT BY TAKING OR RETAINING POSSESSION OF CARD TAKEN: A person who takes a credit card from the person, possession, custody, or control of another without the cardholder’s consent or who, with knowledge that it has been so taken, receives the credit card with intent to use it, to sell it, or to transfer it to a person other than the issuer or the cardholder. Taking a credit card without consent includes obtaining it by conduct defined or known as statutory larceny, common-law larceny by trespassory taking, common-law larceny by trick or embezzlement or obtaining property by false pretense, false promise or extortion.
(2) THEFT OF CREDIT CARD LOST, MISLAID, OR DELIVERED BY MISTAKE: A person who receives a credit card that he or she knows to have been lost, mislaid, or delivered under a mistake as to the identity or address of the cardholder and who retains possession with intent to use it, to sell it, or to transfer it to a person other than the issuer or the cardholder
(3) PURCHASE OR SALE OF CREDIT CARD OF ANOTHER: A person other than the issuer who sells a credit card or a person who buys a credit card from a person other than the issuer
(4) OBTAINING CONTROL OF CREDIT CARD AS SECURITY FOR DEBT: A person who, with intent to defraud the issuer, a person or organization providing money, goods, services, or anything else of value, or any other person, obtains control over a credit card as security for a debt
(5) DEALING IN CREDIT CARDS OF ANOTHER: A person other than the issuer who, during any 12-month period, receives two or more credit cards issued in the name or names of different cardholders, which cards he or she has reason to know were taken or retained under circumstances which constitute credit card theft or a violation of this part
(6) FORGERY OF CREDIT CARD: See Credit Card Fraud
(7) SIGNING CREDIT CARD OF ANOTHER: A person other than the cardholder or a person authorized by him or her who, with intent to defraud the issuer or a person or organization providing money, goods, services, or anything else of value or any other person, signs a credit card
(8) UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A STOLEN CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD: A person who knowingly possesses, receives, or retains custody of a credit or debit card that has been taken from the possession, custody, or control of another without the cardholder’s consent and with the intent to impede the recovery of the credit or debit card by the cardholder commits unlawful possession of a stolen credit or debit card
Credit Card Theft – Potential Penalties
Third Degree Felony Offenses (subject to the penalties set forth in section 817.67(2)): maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, up to 5 years of probation, and fines not to exceed $5,000
- DEALING IN CREDIT CARDS OF ANOTHER
- UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A STOLEN CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD
First Degree Misdemeanor Offenses (subject to the penalties set forth in section 817.67(1)): definite term of imprisonment of up to 1 year and fines not to exceed $1,000
- THEFT BY TAKING OR RETAINING POSSESSION OF CARD TAKEN
- THEFT OF CREDIT CARD LOST, MISLAID, OR DELIVERED BY MISTAKE
- PURCHASE OR SALE OF CREDIT CARD OF ANOTHER
- OBTAINING CONTROL OF CREDIT CARD AS SECURITY FOR DEBT
- SIGNING CREDIT CARD OF ANOTHER
Contact Our Palm Beach County Credit Card Theft Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been charged with a credit card theft in South Florida, find the help you need by contacting the criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law. Our lawyers are always available to provide free legal consultations. Call us today about your case at 561-419-9630.