Credit Card fraud is a felony that may be charged at the state or federal level — or both. These cases are the result of intense investigatory efforts by state, local, or federal officials. By the time charges are filed, the government’s case is already prepared.

Given that the pre-filing process may take months or even years, it is imperative that the accused waste no time mounting a defense.

Credit Card Fraud

Miami Credit Card Fraud Attorney

What is Credit Card Fraud?

A credit card is perceived to be an “access device” at both the state and federal level. Fraudulent misuse of an access device (i.e. credit card) results in a felony. Common examples are unauthorized use of someone’s credit card; skimming of information from an unsuspecting person’s card and later using that information to create and use a fake card, sell the information online, or make purchases with it online.

When broken down into its parts, the law prohibiting bank fraud covers a wide array of potential activity. From lying on a loan application to passing bad checks, the federal law casts a wide net.

Multi-Jurisdictional Prosecutions Are A Growing Trend

There are growing number of tasks forces at both the state and federal level that investigate credit card fraud. Often, they will both make and arrest and both prosecute their own cases. Gone are the days when the state drops their case to let the feds handle it.

Other Criminal Charges That Might Accompany It

At the federal level, each count of alleged credit card fraud is usually coupled with an additional charge of “Aggravated Identity Theft,” which carries a minimum mandatory prison sentence of 24 months. In some cases, like skimming operations, the accused may also be charged with trafficking in unauthorized access devices. Like trafficking in drugs, there is a volume or quantity threshold. Here, it is 15 access devices or more.

At the federal level, each count of alleged credit card fraud is usually coupled with an additional charge of “Aggravated Identity Theft,” which carries a minimum mandatory prison sentence of 24 months. In some cases, like skimming operations, the accused may also be charged with trafficking in unauthorized access devices. Like trafficking in drugs, there is a volume or quantity threshold. Here, it is 15 access devices or more.

South Florida

For whatever reason, South Florida is a haven for fraud cases, especially including credit card fraud. Because of that, the government agencies are skilled in investigations; the prosecutors are experienced in obtaining convictions; and the judges are tired of how many cases they see, so sentencing may not be lenient. It is so critical to a successful defense to hire one of the best credit card lawyer in Miami, Jordan Redavid.

Additional Services

I handle all varieties of criminal defense, DUI, civil rights and personal injury cases.

1 CRIMINAL DEFENSE

In criminal defense, results matter most. I am able to handle a wide variety of criminal matters successfully, including:

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Juvenile
  • Theft
  • Criminal Records
  • Conspiracy
  • DUI
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Charges
  • Fraud & White Collar
  • Violent Crimes
  • Appeals
  • Sex Offenses

2 DUI

I began my career as Miami DUI attorney, and have valuable experience protecting individuals facing a DUI charge.

  • DUI Defense Options
  • DUI Penalties
  • Refusing Breath/Blood/Urine
  • Field Sobriety Exercises
  • Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Back on Track (BOT)
  • Boating Under the Influence

3 DRUG CHARGES

My goal is to get involved as early as possible to do everything I can to help you or your loved one.

  • Cultivating/Manufacturing
  • Possession
  • Paraphernalia
  • Sale/Trafficking
  • FL v. Federal
  • Medical Marijuana in Florida

4 FRAUD & WHITE COLLAR CRIMES

These crimes usually involve a variety of state and federal laws, and they demand the attention to detail I will give them.

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Bank Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Medicare/Medicaid & Healthcare Fraud
  • Counterfeiting & Forgery
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Import/Export
  • Embezzlement
  • Breach of Contract
  • Insider Trading
  • Investment Fraud
  • Internet Crimes
  • Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Racketeering

5 CIVIL CASES & CIVIL RIGHTS

Our rights serve as the bedrock of our democratic society. That’s why when those rights are violated, the violators need to be brought to justice.

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil action for deprivation of rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983)
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Breach of Contract

6 PERSONAL INJURY

The key to success in such cases is not limited to what occured; it is also tied to how you and your lawyer respond.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful death

For help right away, or a free initial consultation, email any time of the day or night, or call 305-938-9939. I answer calls and email 24/7.