Fraudulent Use of a Credit or Debit Card in St. Louis, MO - for as little as $450
Did you recently get charged with fraudulent use of a credit or debit card in St. Louis, MO? If so, was the value of the goods or services purchased on the credit/debit card more or less than $500? Do you know why there is such a big difference? Are you now trying to figure out what to do next? Have you thought about just pleading guilty to the charge? Do you fully understand the long term consequences of that decision? Are you familiar with the benefits one may receive from hiring an experienced attorney?
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When you are charged with St. Louis fraudulent use of a debit or credit card, the prosecutor will be most interested in whether or not the value of what you allegedly charged up on the card (in goods or services) is more or less than $500. Why? Because the value of the good or services is what will determine the charge the state can level against you. For example, if the value was $500 or more, then it is described as a Class D Felony (which can come with a potential jail sentence of up to four (4) years in jail and a $5,000); but if the value was less than $500, then it is a Class A Misdemeanor (which in turn can come with up to one (1) year of jail time and a $1,000 fine).
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST ST LOUIS MISSOURI CRIMINAL DEFENSE MISDEMEANORS
But before the prosecutor can get a conviction against you, he/she has to show that you knowingly used a card that was stolen, revoked, or cancelled. That is why it is never a good idea to walk into court alone without an attorney (because most people in the St. Louis area who go into court by themselves on this kind of charge usually end up pleading guilty, which is not your best option). We would first want to take a close look at all the facts involved with your case to see if there are any defenses that can be made (to possibly get the charges dropped). And at the very least, we want to work closely with the local prosecutor to see about getting the charges reduced to a lesser infraction (so that it does not show up on your record at all). And that is a far better outcome than what is described above!!
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their misdemeanor charges for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage. And we want to do all of this at an affordable price. The fees for a typical misdemeanor case start at $450. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today!!
We have two main locations: in the Central West End of St. Louis, at 1 North Taylor (on the corner of Taylor and Laclede), 63108; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), 63019. The initial consultation is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!