What could happen to my friend who stole $70 dollars off someone else’s credit card? 9 Answers as of December 17, 2013

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
He could go to jail or prison depending on the circumstances.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/17/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
He can go to prison for up three years.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/17/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Your friend could be charged with theft, identity theft, possession of stolen property, fraud, forgery (just to name a few) and could be facing a jail sentence.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/16/2013
Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
They could be charged with credit card fraud and theft.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 12/17/2013
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Petty theft is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted he can kiss his career aspirations goodbye. He should hire a lawyer before he gets duped into a plea he will regret for life.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/17/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    He can be arrested, charges, prosecuted, sentenced, fined and/or jailed and have a permanent criminal record which will haunt his for the rest of his life. Tell him to get an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 12/16/2013
    Law Office of James E. Smith
    Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
    Diversion.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
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    The Rogers Law Firm
    The Rogers Law Firm | Andrea Storey Rogers
    He could be charged with misdemeanor fraudulent use of a credit device.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 12/16/2013
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    They could be charged with fraudulent use of a financial transaction device, more commonly known as credit card fraud. Given the amount you stated it would be a misdemeanor. If it is his first offense, probation is likely plus restitution. Most jurisdictions offer diversion programs for first offenders which would keep the matter off your public record. Retain an experienced criminal defense attorney that handles these types of cases to review your case, discuss options, and likely outcomes.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 12/16/2013
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