Credit Card Fraud Charges in California

California Penal Code Sections 484-502.9

If you or someone you know has been arrested for credit card fraud charges, please don’t hesitate to call us. SCV Bail Bonds has experience posting bail for clients accused of credit card fraud, throughout California.

We never judge – we just want to help. You will never be answered by a machine, instead, you will always speak to a 24 hour licensed professional who is best suited to helping you deal with your particular situation.

We specialize in posting bail 24/7 to all jails in Southern California and Ventura County, but we can quickly handle credit card fraud charges and bail anywhere throughout California and beyond by working with our state-wide network of professional agents.

To get started, we will ask a few questions about the defendant, then send you a simple application/contract to fill out. Bail by fax, email or online at our website is as easy as 1,2,3.  We can even send a licensed professional to meet with you in person.

Our consultations are always free and we offer payment plans to suit every budget. Call SCV Bail Bonds now, at: 877-422-4591 (877 4 BAIL 911).

Overview of California Credit Card Fraud Laws

California fraud laws cover credit cards, debit cards, and the account numbers of those cards. A defendant can be charged with forgery or counterfeiting if they made or altered a card. They can also be charged with forgery if they signed the cardholder’s name or a fictitious name to an existing card.

Credit card fraud occurs even when an individual merely intends to fraudulently obtain money, goods, or services by using the plastic of any cardholder who has not authorized it.  In addition, credit card fraud may arise if a cardholder kept an access card he/she knew to be expired and continued to use the card. No doubt about it, this can be a serious theft charge amounting to a Felony.

If the money, goods, or services obtained through fraudulent use of an access card exceeds $950 within a period of six consecutive months, California law requires prosecution of the user for grand theft. Use of an access card to obtain a lesser-valued amount usually results in a charge of petty theft.

Bail Amounts for Credit Card Fraud

Bail amounts can vary and are set according to each California County’s Bail Schedule. The judge may set bail at or above the amount of the theft in high dollar cases. It’s important to understand that the Judge may also file a 1275.1 hold declaration. In that case the defendant/family will have to prove that they are not posting a bail bond with stolen funds.

Penalties and Sentences for Credit Card Fraud

A conviction for petty theft usually results in a $1,000 fine, or a prison term of up to six months, or both. A conviction for grand theft generally involves a sentence of up to one year in county jail or even an increased sentence if the defendant has a prior criminal record or has engaged in related criminal activities.

Call Us 24 Hours For Bail Help With Credit Card Fraud Charges

Should you need help or have any questions about someone who has been arrested, charged with credit card fraud and requires bail, or any other kind of bail bond related question, please don’t hesitate to call one of our expert agents.

We are accredited members of the Better Business Bureau and proud members of the California Bail Agents Association. We treat our customers with care and courtesy and handle all bail transactions with integrity and discretion.

SCV Bail bonds is open 24/7 and our consultations are of no cost to you. We can handle bail by phone, fax, email, online or in person. Call us at 877-422-4591 (877-4-BAIL 911).

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