What will happen if someone stole a credit card and used $500? What will happen to them? 11 Answers as of July 25, 2013

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Jail, prison or probation depending on their prior criminal record and all the details of the crime.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/25/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Depending on their record they may face probation, fine and community service.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 7/24/2013
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
They can be charged with unlawful use of a financial transaction device and face jail, prison, and/or probation.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/22/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
He would be charged with theft or unlawful use of a credit card, and depending on his background,face anything from probation to jail time. If granted probation, I am sure the court will require some restitution to the victim of his crime.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 7/22/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
More than likely they will be sentenced to possible jail time.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/22/2013
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    They will be charged with theft. If they are lucky, they may only have to do community service, pay a fine, pay restitution, and be on probation for one year.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/19/2013
    Barton Barton & Plotkin
    Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
    Credit card theft is considered a serious crime and this person could be charged with a felony. He should immediately retain criminal defense counsel
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 7/19/2013
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    They could be charged with a felony.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/19/2013
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
    Larceny Over $250 is a Felony punishable by up to 2.5 years in the House of Correction. Hire a good criminal defense lawyer. It is highly unlikely that you would get 2.5 years in jail unless you had a horrible record prior to this act. However, you do not want a felony conviction on your record under any circumstance. A good lawyer should be able to get the charge amended to a misdemeanor at a minimum if you are willing to pay back the money.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 7/19/2013
    Law Office of James E. Smith
    Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
    Probation with restitution.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 7/19/2013
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    They will be arrested and prosecuted. If no prior criminal history will likely get probation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/19/2013
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