Brooklyn, NY asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for New York

Q: Ok so I have a question . My father back in November gave me permission to use his credit card for several things.

I even have this as proof in texts from him. Now months later after a fight he's trying to say I committed fraud. If I have the texts as proof that he willingly gave permission , then I'm in the clear , correct ?

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Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: First of all, this is not a Family Law question. it is a Criminal Law question. As for whether you are "in the clear", that depends. If you used his card with his permission, as he dictated, then you may have a defense. No one but your attorney, who would review the facts, can make a definitive judgment on that.

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
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  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: That depends on what the texts say. If you only got permission to use it for some things and not others that could be a problem. If you only had authorization for a period of time and you used it after that it could be a problem. You need to sit with a criminal attorney (not family law) and review the texts to get a better answer as to your liability.

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