If I was charged with credit card theft, what's the amount of time or fines would I be looking at? 8 Answers as of May 27, 2013

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
This depends on the amounts involved. Also all the facts in the case and your prior record.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/27/2013
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
How much was taken? Is a factor. Otherwise not enough information.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/24/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
The question depends on the nature of the charge. Get a lawyer and you may find the matter gets dismissed.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 5/23/2013
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
The penalties depend upon the amount of loss. Ultimately sentencing depends on whether you're found guilty, your prior record, how serious these are in the courts eyes, mitigation, and allocution. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to go to trial. Consider seeking a confidential consultation.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 5/23/2013
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Time should be the least of your concerns. Credit card theft is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted you can kiss your career aspirations goodbye. Hire a lawyer before you get duped into a plea that you will regret for life.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/23/2013
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    It depends upon the facts, the amount that you stole, and whether you have any prior criminal history.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Mark Rollins | Mark Rollins
    It depends on the amount of credit card theft. The government may charge as a theft 2 or theft 1 case. A theft 2 carries 180 days and/or $1000.00 dollar fine and Theft 1 carries 10 years. There is no mandatory time a Judge has to be imposed.
    Answer Applies to: District of Columbia
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
    Legal questions of this nature require far more details to answer correctly. Contact an attorney near you to discuss the details of your case.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 5/22/2013
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