Credit Card Fraud Bail Bonds Tampa
If you’ve been arrested for credit card fraud in Tampa, call the experts at Bazarte Bail Bonds. Since 1977 we’ve assisted people in our service area in getting swift release from jail. Credit card fraud isn’t always intentional. Many of us have been shocked when trying to pay a dinner bill or check out at a store only to find your credit card has been denied. Perhaps you forgot to make some payments, or you were using a borrowed credit card from a family member who didn’t realize their card had been cancelled. Either way, using an invalid credit card is illegal.
Whether an Embarrassing Mistake or a Crime, We’re Here for You!
It doesn’t matter if criminal credit card use is a mistake as mentioned above, or intentional on the part of the arrested person. In either case you can be arrested for any unauthorized credit card use. In Florida any unauthorized use of a credit card that is issued to another person is a crime.
What are the Five Key Elements of Credit Card Fraud?
To be convicted of credit card fraud in Florida these 5 elements must be present.
- You falsely claim to be the authorized card holder
- Knowledge exists that you know the card is unauthorized or stolen
- You intentionally try to deceive the victim
- The victim relies on your statement as being true
- Your actions cause harm to the victim, as in the loss of property
It is incumbent on the prosecutor to prove that the card was intentionally used, or a forged card was used to obtain money or pay for goods and services. Because intent is the essential element of a credit card conviction, you will likely not be charged for using a relative’s credit card with their permission that is no longer valid.
How Much is a Credit Card Fraud Bond?
Bond for credit card fraud can vary and is determined by the dollar amount that was defrauded. This is known as the aggregated amount. Specifically, the combined value of all unauthorized charges are combined as if one crime. This is the case even if the unauthorized charges took place at different times. So, credit card fraud may be the result of a misunderstanding and be resolved fairly easily, or it may be an intentional theft. In either case, call or contact the bondsman at Bazarte Bail Bonds.
What Are the Most Common Types of Bonds?
When it comes to bail bonds, there may be several options available for friends and family members, and the type of bond you may need will depend on a few factors. Things such as the offense for which the defendant is being charged, what the total amount for bail is and your current financial situation can all have an affect on the kind of bond you may need. The following types of bail bonds are the most common forms of posting bail.
By far the most common State bond, a surety bond, is governed by Florida regulations and stipulates that the bondsman will be paid 10%. The bondsman then provides the remainder of the bond to the court. This is the law. There is NEVER an instance where a bondsman can offer you a deal or charge more than the stipulated 10%.
The only exception to this 10% rule is when bail is set under $1,000. Regardless of the amount below $1,000 the cost is $100 and not 10%. Since the law is specific the only difference that separates the multitude of bail bonds companies is the service you will be provided.
Federal Bail Bonds
A Federal bail bond comes in to play when the alleged crime is of a federal nature or involves interstate criminal activity. Examples of this would be crimes that cross state lines, or any crime investigated by a federal agency like the FBI, or involves the Post Office, IRS or Immigration Services. Examples of this would be tax evasion, drug trafficking, fraud, and kidnapping as well as any crime that takes place on federal property.
Federal bonds are most often many times higher than a state bond. The premium rate in Florida for a Federal Bail Bond is 15%. Often, a judge will add a “Nebbia” requirement. This means that whomever is paying the bond provides proof that any collateral or money used is from a legitimate source. The professionals at Bazarte Bail Bonds are experienced in dealing with Federal Bail Bonds and can be instrumental in helping the arrestee deal with these intricacies. We can also provide assistance for Signature and Immigration bonds.
When a person believes there may be an outstanding warrant for their arrest, it is possible for the offender’s bail be paid without going through the process of being detained in jail. The reason for this is simple. Jails are overcrowded. If someone believes a warrant exists against them, the best course of action is to contact Bazarte Bail Bonds. We can verify the record, and explain the process, and accompany you to a facility that accepts self-arrests. We will explain what identification is required, and the proper dress code.
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Why Choose Bazarte Bail Bonds for DUI Bail, Felony Bail or Bail for Drug Charges?
- 40+ years in business
- Located centrally in downtown Tampa
- We work diligently to get bonds posted quickly to minimize the waiting time for the defendant’s release
- A proven reputation of excellent service
- Eight on-staff Licensed Surety Agents (Bondsman) located in Tampa and the surrounding area
- 24 Hour Nationwide Service, 7 Days a Week
- We analyze each case and provide concise answers to all your questions and concerns throughout the bonding process
- The entire bonding process can be done electronically or via telephone
- We accept cash, checks, money orders, Western Union, wire transfer, ATM and debit cards as well as VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express
Our Mission & Our Promise to You
Facing time in jail is one of the most stressful things that could happen to anyone. Our goal since our inception has always been to provide the very best service to our clients in a confidential and courteous manner. We hope you never need our services but if you do, call Bazarte Bail Bonds and allow us to use our experience to work for you. Serving West Florida since 1977.