Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

What is Fraudulent use of a Credit Card A.R.S. 13-2105?

When someone is charged with A.R.S. 13-2105. The state must prove the person intended to commit this offense by proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

A violation of fraudulent use of a credit card requires the State to show the purpose of obtaining or the attempt to obtain:

  • Money
  • Goods
  • Services
  • or anything of value

A credit card or credit card number was unlawfully obtained or retained. This offense could also be charged when someone knows that the credit card:

  • is forged
  • Expired
  • Cancelled or revoked

in an effort to obtain or attempt to obtain

  • Money
  • Goods
  • Services
  • or anything of value

By representing without consent or permission of the cardholder that the person is the lawful holder of the card or the person is a holder of a credit card when in fact the card has not been issued.

Penalties for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card A.R.S. 13-2105

The penalty range for a fraudulent use of a credit card varies by the dollar amount obtained or attempted to be obtained.

It is a class one misdemeanor.

When the value of all money, goods, services and other things of value is two hundred fifty dollars or more but less than one thousand dollars in any consecutive six month period it is a class 6 felony.

It is a class 5 felony when the value of all money, goods, services and other things of value is one thousand dollars or more in any consecutive six month period.

Defense to Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card A.R.S. 13-2105.

There are several possible defenses to fraudulent use 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 fraudulent use 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 fraudulent use 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 fraudulent use of a credit card crime charge in Arizona.

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