FINANCIAL CRIMES ATTORNEY
IN AMARILLO, TEXAS
As our society has become more modernized and technologically advanced, crimes involving forgery and credit/debit cards have become more commonplace. If you are charged with such a crime, you could be facing serious penalties, including significant fines and lengthy prison time.
At The Law Office of Dennis R. Boren, I have more than 30 years of experience as an attorney and I will work diligently on your behalf to defend you against your charges. I am committed to advocating for my clients as they pursue the most favorable outcome available to them.
If you have been charged with financial crimes in Hereford, Dumas, Plainview, Borger, or Pampa in West Texas, call my office in Amarillo today to schedule a free consultation.
Forgery involves altering or falsely drafting or passing various types of documents. "Document" is a very broad category, and it can involve items such as coins and trademarks. Here are a few types of forgery crimes:
Checks and other banking documents
Bank or mortgage fraud
Assisting in illegal immigration
Copyright or trademark infringement
Manufacture of counterfeit money
Using a lost or stolen credit card
Modifying a will or deed of trust
With forgery charges, there is a wide range of potential penalties. Depending on the severity of the crime and other factors, you could face serious consequences.
PENALTIES FOR FORGERY
Not all cases of forgery are treated the same. Some are punished more severely because they have a worse impact on victims’ lives. A judge considers several factors when deciding on the appropriate punishment for a forgery crime:
The value of the property in question
The number of people who were affected by the crime
The number of times that the scheme was carried out
Whether the crime involved a will, mortgage, or deed of trust
Whether the defendant is a minor
As with any crime, you should contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible in order to begin preparing your defense. Having an experienced attorney on your side could have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD ABUSE
Most commonly, this kind of financial crime entails using another person’s credit or debit card for purchases without the owner’s consent. Unauthorized credit or debit card use is a serious crime, and it is punishable by law.
TYPES OF CREDIT CARD ABUSE
The credit/debit card laws are strict, and any of the following crimes may qualify the offender for punishment:
Using someone else’s revoked or expired credit card
Presenting a credit card for purchase while knowing the owner did not give his permission
Stealing another person’s debit or credit card
Selling a stolen credit card to another person
With the increase in credit/debit card crimes, there is also an increased focus on these types of cases by the criminal justice system. If you have been charged with such a crime, don’t waste any time in contacting a skilled attorney to discuss your case.
FINANCIAL CRIMES ATTORNEY SERVING AMARILLO, TEXAS
As a native of West Texas, I am proud to serve as legal representative and advocate for people right here in our area of the country. Providing high-quality criminal defense for individuals who have been charged with a crime is something I am passionate about. If you have been arrested and charged with financial crimes including forgery or credit/debit card abuse, I am ready to hear your story and stand up for your rights. I represent clients in Pampa, Borger, Plainview, Dumas, and Hereford. Contact me at The Law Office of Dennis R. Boren in Amarillo, Texas today and schedule a free consultation.