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Credit card theft is categorized as a felony. That means it is punishable by more than 1 year in jail and/or a fine.

The specifics of a potential penalty depend exactly on what type of credit card theft this concerns, as well as the amount stolen.

In any event, it is a serious charge with potentially severe penalties, so you want to look into hiring a defense attorney right away. The sooner your attorney gets to work on your case, the better. There's alot that can be done even early on, to file motions on your behalf, raise possible defenses, or even file for a dismissal.

If you can't afford an attorney right now, then a public defender will be appointed to you at your first court date.

Your sentence and plea negotiations will be based largely on the strength of the state's case against you. ie. how much physical evidence or testimony they have against you.

The stronger the state's case, the more likely a conviction is, and the tougher favorable plea negotiations become.

I hope that helps!

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