Get Aggressive, Qualified Representation When Accused Of Identity Theft
Identity theft (ID theft) with the intent to commit fraud is a crime at both the state and federal levels. When criminal activity crosses state lines, involves conspiracy or results in significant losses, federal charges are likely.
You may realize that you are at risk of being charged even before you have heard from investigators or law enforcement agents. Or you may have been summoned for a hearing or charged in a state or federal court. No matter how far along your ID theft case is, you need an attorney to guide you to the other side. If you are convicted of an ID theft crime, you may face months, years or even decades of prison. Protect your future by getting legal counsel as soon as possible.
Examples Of ID Theft Offenses
Your investigation or criminal charges may have to do with allegations of one or more of the following:
- Credit card fraud
- Computer hacking
- Mail, bank or Social Security fraud
To convict you, prosecutors should demonstrate that you intended to commit fraud using someone else’s personal information. One specific, very broad definition in federal law summarizes the crime of ID theft as a situation when someone “knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, or in connection with, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of Federal law, or that constitutes a felony under any applicable State or local law.” (From 18 U.S. Code §1028).
We are experienced, accomplished defense attorneys who will fight back in your defense if you have been accused of such wrongdoings. We will begin by examining each facet of the charges against you to discover holes in the prosecutor’s case against you. You can expect to walk away from your initial consultation with one of our defense lawyers with insights and the beginnings of a promising strategy in your defense.
Reach Out For Counsel And Advocacy If Accused Of ID Theft
Don’t let your future be ruined because of criminal accusations without fighting to defend yourself. With one of our experienced defense lawyers on your side, you will have the legal support you need at this critical moment in time.