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Young Client Avoids Stolen Credit Card Charges After An Internet Scam

Nov 07, 2016, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Theft

The criminal defense attorneys at Detroit’s Davis Law Group recently assisted a young man when a desire for a good deal and a lapse in judgment led to significant legal trouble. Evidently, this 27-year-old man saw an online advertisement for inexpensive airline tickets and with hopes of taking his girlfriend on a trip, sent $500 to the seller to buy tickets on his behalf. However, when the tickets were bought with a stolen credit card, the name on the tickets correlated with this young man, so he found himself possibly facing charges for illegally using, altering or possessing a financial transaction device. Despite the man’s circumstances, he now ran the risk of a possible jail sentence and a fraud conviction tarnishing his record, so he quickly retained the services attorney Maurice Davis in hopes of avoiding charges before they were filed.

Attorney Davis utilized a wealth of knowledge with criminal procedures and well-cultivated relationships with the police to discuss the case with the officers involved. Attorney Davis explained the man’s situation and showed that his client was also a victim in what was a clear internet scam because he had lost $500 in this fraudulent transaction. The police agreed with this assertion and decided to forego charges against his client. By making the wise decision to consult with a legal professional, this matter was effectively and expeditiously handled before it spiraled into a very costly mistake.

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