Have you been accused of identity theft? You probably have a lot of questions that only a criminal defense attorney can help you with. Contact us right away so we can determine the best possible action to take for your case. As a team of tenacious defense lawyers with records of success, we are ready to help you fight for your freedom.
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Identity Theft Charges
Identity theft is basically defined as having an intent to use another’s identity to take part in unlawful activity. If one accesses, or obtains, personal information about another that will help them to access personal records or obtain benefits, or goods or services by means of that information, it can be considered identity theft. One of the most common identity theft charges in today’s day and age is credit card fraud. Have you been accused of stealing another’s personal information? If so, contact us right away for your free consult; we’ll show you what options you have to fight back.
The following are examples of types of information that are considered to be personal, and could fall under identity theft: name, date of birth, social security, driver’s license number, credit card numbers, PIN numbers, passwords, or fingerprints.
Identity theft is largely an Internet-related crime in today’s world. That being said, it can be difficult for the prosecution to prove the identity of someone in the online world. If you are being accused of identity theft, or any other Internet crime, you need a qualified defense lawyer on your side right away. The sooner you get legal counsel, the better chance you have of securing your freedom. Our firm has over 30 years in practice of defending those wrongly accused, or who have had their rights taken away from them. Call to get your free case evaluation.
Penalties for Identity Theft
Each count of identity theft is a felony and carries a punishment of 3 years of jail time. Additional penalties may include restitution paid to the victim, substantial court costs and fines, parole or probation, and potentially a loss of your job. Each case is different, and the faster you get a solid defense put together, the better chance you will have of having minimal, or no penalties applied. If you have been accused of identity theft you need a lawyer on your side who has the experience and know-how needed to investigate your case and fight for your rights and freedoms. We care deeply for our clients and protecting their rights, and offer a free case evaluation to show you how we can help you.
If you are convicted of identity theft, you could lose your basic freedoms. We are an experienced and successful team of criminal defense lawyers who strives to provide our clients with the highest level of legal service at all times. Contact us right away to begin discussing your legal options to ensure we get the best outcome for your case.
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The firm of Attorneys Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant, & Knight are here for you if you are in trouble. We defend those facing identity theft charges in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Columbiana.