Theft of Services & Credit Cards
One of the more common types of Theft of Services arrests and Desk Appearance Tickets in New York City, New York Penal Law 165.15(1) involves service theft and stolen credit cards and debit cards. As a practical matter, New York criminal lawyers often see this charge associated with felony offenses such as Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, Identity Theft in the First Degree and even Forgery in the Second Degree . An "A" misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, NY PL 165.15(1) occurs as follows:
When an individual attempts to or actually obtains a service from another person or organization with a credit or debit card he knows is stolen, that person is guilty of Theft of Services.
While not as common as other Theft of Services arrests and Desk Appearance Tickets, a charge involving this subsection is far from atypical. As noted above, often times the greater concern is not so much the Theft of Services, but the associated felony charges. Regardless of what, if any, additional charges are brought, consulting with an experienced New York criminal lawyer can have a profound impact on your case.
Extensive information on the crimes mentioned above is available through the respective links. An additional source of information is the New York Criminal Lawyer Blog where analysis of statutes and cases can be found.
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