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What Are Lesser-Known Examples Of Theft?
Making fraudulent claims can put you at risk of being charged with the crime.
In Arizona, ignorance of the law is not a defense of a crime, regardless of whether or not you knew that it was an actual crime. This is not a defense of the law.
If the crime requires a specific intent, and the state can’t prove that you intentionally or knowingly did the action, the state can’t prove what your actual knowledge is. Therefore, this is not a defense of the crime.
Let’s look at an example. If your accountant was fraudulently doing your numbers, even when you were giving him the correct numbers, then you won’t be charged. Your accountant will be charged.
In this case, you are not a party to that transaction, and you didn’t have knowledge of that person’s crime.
Thusly, what you know about the law cannot be a defense to the crime.
What Are Examples of White-Collar Crime That Involve Theft?
I don’t deal with a lot of white-collar crimes. Usually, this includes tax fraud, embezzlement, and things of that nature.
If I Give Someone a Hot Check, Can I Be Charged with Forgery?
The answer depends on if it’s a forged check. If it’s your check, you know you don’t have sufficient funds, and you write a bad check, this is a violation.
If you stole someone else’s check, and you’re signing it, then this is a forged document. You can be charged with forgery.
Do People Face Penalties for Theft Involving the Use of the Internet?
I haven’t dealt with any identity theft cases involving a computer.
Typical identity theft involves using someone else’s name or someone else’s social security number to try and get a benefit. Alternately, people try to get out of something with identity theft. For example, if they get a ticket or a DUI, they might use a brother’s name.
In this case, they can be charged with identity theft. I haven’t seen any computer hacking charges.
Simply stealing someone’s credit card or using someone else’s credit card number is a theft or unlawful use of a credit card. There are specific crimes that you can be charged with for wrongful credit card utilization.
A statute of theft of a credit card or obtaining the credit card by fraudulent means exists, declaring it a class 5 felony.
In a statute book of over 1,000 pages, numerous credit card crimes are written. Theft of credit card, forgery of the credit card, and fraudulent use of a credit card are all listed.
How Would An Attorney Help Me Handle a Theft Charge?
Let me describe what usually happens. When you meet with a criminal attorney, it’s usually because you’ve received a summons in the mail stating that you’ve been charged with Class A, B, and C. As a result, you must appear in court on a specific day.
When you enter, you know what crimes you’re charged with. Let’s say you’re charged with theft of the credit card and forgery. When you enter, an attorney can tell you exactly what the elements of those crimes are.
Once we get the police report, we go through it to note any evidence that the state can show that you either committed or didn’t commit the crimes.
Many people think they can enter and say, “I think I may be charged with a crime, but I don’t know if it’s a crime.” At this point, I can’t help you. I don’t have the facts; I don’t know if you’re going to be charged.
There’s not a lot a defense attorney can do for you before you’ve been charged. In some scenarios, they could help when a neighbor or a family member is accusing you of theft. This is only possible if you get to this person before he calls the police.
How Do Attorneys Usually Approach Someone with Multiple Theft Charges?
It’s difficult to answer this question without more specific details. Usually, if you come to an attorney, and you have multiple charges, it’s all from the same cake.
If you have a bunch of different cases in different courts, then you must figure out if one will affect the other. Can you plea to one before the other? There are so many variables.
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