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With Right Law Group, You’re Not Fighting This Alone

Let’s be real: facing criminal fraud charges is scary. The legalese, the looming court dates, the possibility of jail time… it’s enough to make anyone feel powerless.

But take a deep breath. You’ve got an experienced legal team in your corner now. As Castle Rock credit card fraud lawyers, we’ve helped hundreds of clients in your shoes beat bogus allegations and avoid life-altering convictions. You have rights under the law. And we’re here to fight for them.

We get it, that frightening call from the cops, the confusing court documents – it’s a lot. But we’re going to make this make sense. No more feeling lost and alone. We’re your guides through this mess.

And together, we’re going to take back control.

Understanding Credit Card Fraud Charges in Castle Rock, CO

Here’s a quick breakdown of potential penalties you could be facing:

Value of Credit Card Fraud Class of Criminal Offense Penalties
Less than $300 Petty Offense Up to 10 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $300
$300 or more but less than $1,000 Class 2 Misdemeanor Up to 120 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $750
$1,000 or more but less than $2,000 Class 1 Misdemeanor Up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
$2,000 or more but less than $5,000 Class 6 Felony 12 to 18 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $100,000
$5,000 or more but less than $20,000 Class 5 Felony 1 to 3 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000
$20,000 or more but less than $100,000 Class 4 Felony 2 to 6 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000
$100,000 or more but less than $1 million Class 3 Felony 4 to 12 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $750,000
$1 million or more Class 2 Felony 8 to 24 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000,000

See, the cops think this is simple – you used a card, must be fraud, case closed. But we don’t back down that easy. We’re going to dig into their so-called “evidence” until we strike gold — that shred of doubt that wins cases.

Picture this: some hacker in Hong Kong steals your card info. Starts buying watches and jets in your name. But you haven’t used that card in months. Still, the cops blame you. Why? Your name’s on it.

We call that lazy police work. Jumping to conclusions instead of doing real detective work. You know what we call it? Reasonable doubt. And we expose questionable cases like this all the time.

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Navigating the Criminal Justice Process in Douglas County


Let’s break down how we win. It starts by poking holes. Cops cut corners when they’re under pressure to close cases fast. We exploit those missteps. Evidence gathered improperly? Tossed. Witness seeming sketchy? We shred their testimony in court.

Here’s the major key alert of credit card fraud cases – the burden of proof is on the prosecution. And we capitalize at every single turn.

That’s just defense. We play offense too. Say you let your friend borrow your card for gas. But he went shopping instead. We track him down, subpoena receipts, paint the real story to highlight your innocence.

Building an Effective Criminal Defense Strategy

Here’s the truth. The system is broken. Good people get chewed up every day. We didn’t become lawyers to prop up a crooked system. We’re going to defend you against these bogus charges relentlessly until justice wins.

Why Hire Our Castle Rock Criminal Defense Firm?

Here’s something they won’t tell you – most fraud cases end in plea deals. Scared people getting pressured into convictions. Well we don’t take bad deals. We’d rather duke it out in court than bow down to injustice.


Don’t let one wrong decision impact your life, job or freedom.

Call today for a free case evaluation.

Colorado criminal procedure

  • Arrest or

    Arrest or

    The process begins with either an arrest or a summons. The accused is either arrested or served with paperwork summoning them to appear in court. During an arrest, Miranda rights may or may not be read to you. Officers are only required to recite your rights if they intend to question you about potentially incriminating things.

  • Bond Hearing

    Bond Hearing

    In most cases, you're entitled to have a reasonable bond set after you've been arrested. In situations involving domestic violence, the police will request input from the victim before setting a bond. Bonds are set to ensure that a person appears in court at their court dates. If they don’t show up, they forfeit the money that was paid for the bond.

  • Advisement of

    Advisement of

    Whether you are arrested or given a summons to appear, the court must make sure you understand what crimes you are being accused of committing. This is called advisement of charges. The District Attorney will detail the specific charges against you, and the Judge has to make sure you understand what possible penalties are associated with that charge in the state.

  • Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    A preliminary hearing is a way for your defense attorney to challenge the District Attorney’s right to bring charges against you by making them prove that there is reason to believe you committed a crime. The Judge is not deciding your guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not there is probable cause to charge you with the crime in question.

  • Pretrial Conference /

    Pretrial Conference /

    This court date comes after your attorney has reviewed all of the reports and evidence in your case. Here’s where your attorney will engage in plea negotiations with the DA. If they can reach an agreement on the case, you may be able to take a plea bargain. If they cannot reach a resolution, your case will be set for an arraignment or trial date.

  • Arraignment


    An arraignment is the final date for you to decide how you choose to plea. Guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, then the case is set for a sentencing date. If you plead not guilty, you and your attorney will then set the case for trial.

  • Motions Hearing

    Motions Hearing

    A motion hearing is when an attorney makes a request that requires a decision from the judge. For example, motions to suppress evidence or statements. These motions can limit the information that goes before a jury if it benefits your case, and there are legal grounds for doing so.

  • Pretrial Readiness

    Pretrial Readiness

    A pretrial readiness conference is held at some point before trial. It usually is held about a week to a month before the date trial is set to begin. This court date ensures everyone is ready to go to trial on the set date. It is also a time for lawyers to bring up any issues they may have to be addressed before the day of trial.

  • Jury Trial

    Jury Trial

    After a jury is selected for trial, the District Attorney’s responsibility is to present the case to the jury. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Otherwise, the jury must find you innocent. Your attorney will be able to cross-examine all of the witnesses, present evidence, and ultimately help you navigate this process.

  • Sentencing


    At sentencing, the Judge must decide the appropriate legal penalty for the crime you plead guilty. The Judge’s decision is based on the listed penalties for the specific charge, recommendations from the presentence investigation, your criminal history, as well as statements made at the sentencing by the District Attorney, your attorney, you, and any named victims of the crime.

Credit Card Fraud FAQs


Question: What are typical penalties for a first time offense of credit card theft?

For a first time minor offense under $500, penalties may include fines, probation or community service. More serious first offenses can still face felony charges.

Do police investigate credit card theft under $500?

Yes, any reported unauthorized credit card use or theft will be investigated regardless of amount. Charges and penalties vary based on total loss.

How are most credit card frauds caught?

Common methods include victim account monitoring, bank fraud analysis, retailer fraud screening, device tracing and digital forensics analysis.

What constitutes felony level credit card theft charges?

Felony credit card theft or fraud usually involves losses over $1,000, multiple victims, or highly organized criminal operations.

What are some examples of credit card fraud techniques?

Skimming devices, phishing scams, identity theft access, fake merchant accounts, manipulating card readers, fraudulent applications using stolen data.

What laws address unauthorized credit card charges?

Laws prohibiting unauthorized or fraudulent use of credit cards include identity theft, unlawful use of a financial device, computer crime, and forgery statutes.

What if a family member makes unauthorized credit card charges?

Using another person’s credit card without their consent is still unlawful, even for family. Permission is required for legal use.

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Take Back Control - Contact Right Law Group Today


Facing credit card fraud accusations can make you feel scared and alone against the power of the criminal justice system. But you still have rights. With over two decades of experience and thousands of cases resolved, the relentless defense attorneys at Right Law Group have helped good people just like you beat fraudulent allegations and stay out of jail.

As passionate advocates with insider prosecutor experience, we have the skills to aggressively investigate every weakness in the prosecution’s case and highlight evidence proving your innocence. We know exactly how the Douglas County criminal justice system works – and how to tirelessly defend our clients every step of the way.

With over 500+ positive reviews and a proven track record, Right Law Group has earned a reputation as the top criminal defense firm to call when your freedom is on the line. So don’t wait to get the justice you deserve. Contact our dedicated legal team today for a free consultation and see why we are the right law firm to fight for you when it matters most. The odds may seem stacked against you, but with us by your side, you still hold the winning hand.

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