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Unfortunately statements that you make to the police or detective can all be used in court as evidence against you.
However if there is a discrepancy in what you actually said versus what is written in the report then your attorney can file a Motion to Suppress to make sure that information is not used against you.
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As far as the information being published on the internet -- your attorney can also request that these incorrect statements be stricken from the case record.
Redacting the incorrect information would fix the problem.
Of course it will be in the judge's discretion to grant it, but it is worth making the request.
The motion to suppress -- not easily, your attorney will have to present an argument, with some evidence or your testimony, that what the detectives wrote into the report is not actually what you said.
Your defense attorney will make that legal argument, the prosecutor will respond, and the judge will ultimately make a decision.
There's no guarantee it will be suppressed, but it should at least be attempted if this is inaccurate information.
Public defenders are qualified attorneys, but sometimes yes, a private attorney is better as they sometimes have more time and resources for handling your case.
It varies slightly by jurisdiction, but credit card fraud in this amount is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1000.
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That is the maximum possible sentence, other possibilities include probation, community service, shorter jail sentences, or a fine.
Yes, unfortunately that can happen even over $100. This is the codified criminal law.
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