UCMJ and Credit Card Theft

As of January 1, 2019, there were new changes added to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), in addition to tougher punishments for several crimes, including credit card theft.

If you are a service member and have been accused of credit card theft, it is important that you contact an attorney who specializes in military law right away so you can begin building a defense against these charges.

Consequences of Credit Card Theft Conviction

If convicted of credit card theft, you could now face tougher penalties. The punishment for fraudulent use of credit or debit cards, as well as the use of access devices to acquire anything of value, has increased to a maximum of 15 years confinement if the total is over $1,000.

If the total amount acquired is under $1,000, the maximum penalty increased from five to 10 years confinement. This crime also includes exceeding one’s authorization to use an access device, such as the misuse of a government-issued travel card.

How We Can Help

Although the penalties associated with conviction can be frightening, there is still hope for your case. Because Garrison Wood specializes in military defense law, he understands how to fight back against charges like yours in accordance with the UCMJ. To learn more about how Garrison Wood can help you, give us a call today or schedule a free review of your case online today.

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