Forgery of Credit Card

What is Forgery of Credit Card A.R.S. 13-2104?

When a person is accused of Forgery of a credit card, there are certain elements of such a crime the state needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict. Those elements are:

  • an intent to defraud
  • Alter any credit card
  • Falsely makes
  • Manufactures
  • Fabricates
  • or causes to be made

An instrument or device appearing to be a credit card without consent or authorization of an issuer, such as a bank, or falsely alters a credit card.

Should a person other then the authorized card holder, with intent to defraud, sign the name of the actual cardholder or creates a fictitious person to a credit card for the payment of money. Often a crime of this nature is a sophisticated crime requiring an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney to protect a person rights.

What are Penalties to Forgery of a Credit Card A.R.S. 13-2104

It is a class 4 felony to forge a credit card. For a first offender the minimum penalty is 1.5 years imprisonment. The presumptive sentence is 2.5 years with a maximum of 3 years. A mitigated sentence of 1 year is possible, as well, as aggravated sentence of 3.75 years imprisonment. Probation is possible for up to 10 years with up to 12 months in jail as a term of probation.

What is a Defense to Forgery of a Credit Card A.R.S. 13-2104.

There are several possible defenses to forgery of a credit card. An experienced attorney in this area of law who has successfully defended such cases will develop the best defense such as:

  • No intent
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Mistaken identity
  • Mistake
  • Consent / Permission

Contact Brian Di Pietro Law, PLLC today for a free case evaluation about your pending forgery of a credit card crime case in Arizona. Brian Di Pietro is an experienced, tough, aggressive Phoenix criminal defense attorney who will work hard to fight the charges against you to achieve the most favorable outcome for your particular forgery of a credit card crime charges. Contact now Brian Di Pietro Law PLLC at 623-242-2655 for a free confidential case evaluation about your forgery of a credit card crime charge in Arizona.

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