Credit or Debit Card Abuse cases typically stem from allegations of stealing a credit or debit card, stealing credit or debit card numbers, using someone's credit or debit card without their permission or using someone else's credit card or debit card numbers without their permission. In addition, accepting a benefit from someone else using a stolen credit or debit card can lead to criminal charges.
In Texas, Credit card abuse or Debit Card Abuse is classified as a state jail felony which carries a punishment range of 180 days to 2 years in state jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Additionally, depending upon the circumstances, the credit or debit card abuse charge could be enhanced to a higher level felony. For example, if the defendant has prior convictions or if the victim was elderly, then the charge could be enhanced.
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