According to U.S. federal law the statute of limitations for credit card fraud is five years. After this time period it is impossible for the government to prosecute a credit card fraud offense.
According to U.S. Code 18 USC 1029, credit cards are considered "access devices" and anyone who knowingly or with fraudulent intent uses, distributes or produces invalid credit cards is subject to prosecution. Those found guilty of credit card fraud can face prison sentences of up to 15 years, as well as a fine and forfeiture of all equipment used in the commission of the crime in question.Learn More
As of 2014, convicted murderer Cody Posey's exact whereabouts are unknown. Released from incarceration in October 2010, it is not clear whether he is living under his actual identity or an assumed name.Full Answer >
The penalties for driving on a suspended license vary by state and include fines, jail time and continued suspension of the driver's license, according to CriminalDefenseLawyer.com. The penalties are often more severe for repeat offenders. Driving after the suspension period has passed without satisfying the court's requirements for license reinstatement can result in being found guilty of driving with a suspended license or driving without a valid license.Full Answer >
The typical sentence for a felony is at least one year in jail. Felonies are the most serious offenses against humanity and include crimes such as murder, rape, burglary, kidnapping and arson.Full Answer >
To report identity fraud, contact the Federal Trade Commission to report the situation, according to The United States Department of Justice. Contact the FTC via phone, e-mail or mail at the Consumer Response Center.Full Answer >