Waco, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: What is the charge and fine for theft of 500 les than 1500 and credit card abuse. for waco texas

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Milan Marinkovich
Milan Marinkovich
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • The Woodlands, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The the theft charge answer is here: http://answers.justia.com/question/2011/07/07/what-texas-theft-more-then...

"Credit Card Abuse" is an offense under Section 32.31 of the Texas Penal Code. An offense under this section is a state jail felony. However, if the offense was committed against an "elderly individual" as defined by Section 22.04, it is punishable as a third degree felony.

An individual adjudged guilty of a state jail felony shall be punished by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days. In addition to confinement, a fine not to exceed $10,000 may be imposed. For a third degree felony, the individual shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years. A fine not to exceed $10,000 may also be imposed.

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