If you have been arrested on a fraud charge, Access Bonding can get you out of jail. Our licensed and experienced bondsmen are available 24/7, every day of the year.
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DEFINING CRIMINAL FRAUD CHARGES
Fraud is defined as “the deliberate attempt to deceive another person, usually for personal or financial gain”. In addition to “other deceptive practices”, Texas Penal Code 32 considers three other types of fraud:
Forgery means to alter, make, or authenticate any writing for the purpose of defrauding or harming. Charges can lead to a state jail or class three felony. As such, a felony fraud bond will be required for your release.
Debit or credit card fraud is the unauthorized use of a credit card or account information for unauthorized purchases or funds. Conviction for use of a stolen credit card is a state jail felony, with a possible 6 months to 2 years in jail. If the crime was committed against an elderly person, the charge becomes a third-degree felony. Use of a credit card that has been expired, revoked or cancelled is also a considered credit fraud.
Credit card fraud is often part of a larger crime of Identity Theft. Identity theft is considered as using the identity of another person, living or dead, with the intent to defraud. A fraud bail bond release for identity theft arrest will require a felony bond. Penalties can range from a state jail felony of 180 days, to a first-degree felony with a 99-year sentence. Identity theft convictions can carry fines up to $10,000.
OBTAINING BAIL IF YOU’VE BEEN ARRESTED FOR FRAUD
In most cases, fraud is charged as a felony in Texas. Access Bonding can get you released on a felony fraud bond as soon as your bail amount is set. If you were arrested with a warrant, the law requires an arraignment hearing with 72 hours. Under a warrantless arrest, you will be arraigned within 48 hours.
Let Access Bonding get you released from jail so you can defend yourself!