Some Fraud Crimes Are Charged As Felonies
An individual facing credit card fraud charges is accused of buying, selling or using another person’s credit card. Fraud can also include counterfeiting or altering credit cards in some way.
In Florida, credit card fraud is usually charged as a misdemeanor. However, there are some instances when you might face a felony charge. If you are accused of committing three or more acts of credit card fraud within six months or allegedly bought items, services or stole cash over $100, you can be charged with a third-degree felony. That may mean up to a five-year jail sentence.
Floridians may also stand accused of insurance fraud, tax fraud, identity fraud, Medicare fraud and mortgage fraud. Some of these cases are tried in a state court, but some may be tried in a federal courtroom. Cases involving wire transfers or mail fraud cross state lines, so these fall under the federal jurisdiction. Not only are these cases tried in federal court, but a conviction can lead to you being incarcerated in a federal prison.
An Aggressive Defense Against State And Federal Fraud Charges
If you are facing federal fraud charges, you may want a lawyer with experience facing up against federal prosecutors. Attorney Marco Quesada has spent over 20 years representing individuals in state and federal court. He has also worked on the other side of the aisle, serving as an assistant public defender for six years. His experience led him to advocating for the accused.
At Quesada Law Firm, we want to ensure you have the best possible fraud defense. Attorney Quesada talks with you to learn all he can about your case, analyzes the evidence and works with you to start building a case for your defense. Marco believes you have the right to aggressive defense, and he will deliver that to the best of his abilities.