Credit card fraud is increasing in frequency every day and as the internet makes it easier to steal, share and use credit card information, it will continue to do so. Unfortunately, because so many credit card fraud cases involve anonymous internet activities, many people are wrongly accused of this crime. In many cases, police begin to accuse anyone who may have had access to sensitive credit card information, even if that person has never committed a crime in their life. That is why anyone who has been accused of credit card theft or is being investigated for the crime should immediately contact a skilled Vista criminal defense attorney.
The San Diego District Attorney has a devoted unit dedicated to investigating financial crimes and identity fraud cases and most credit card fraud cases will require extensive police searches of your property and your computer files. A San Diego criminal lawyer like Peter M. Liss can review such police searches to help ensure your rights are not violated during the investigation. Additionally, by having a top North County San Diego attorney at your side during any police interviews, you can be sure that the police do not violate your rights during the interrogation process and that you do not mistakenly say something which may be used against you later on.
Like many white collar crimes, credit card fraud cases may end up incorporating a variety of different charges including theft, fraud, forgery, representing oneself as another person to an officer of the law and more. Identity theft is a common charge involved with credit card fraud cases and it carries separate and substantial prison terms. If you have been accused of any of these crimes in conjunction with a suspected credit card theft, please call a criminal defense attorney in Vista like Peter M. Liss as soon as possible. You can even schedule a free initial consultation by calling (760) 643-4050, so don’t delay in getting the legal representation you deserve.
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