California Federal Crimes Lawyers
Identity theft is the act of stealing someone’s identity of another person in order to steal money or commit the crime of fraud. This is normally done by stealing a form of information that belongs to the victim, which may be a birth certificate, identification card, driver’s license, social security card, medical information, insurance information, banking information, credit card, passport, financial mail or any other type of information pertinent to a person’s identity. In some cases a fake ID is also used. It is even possible to steal a person’s identity simply by using the internet.
If you have been accused of identity theft in California, an attorney at the Law Offices of James E. Blatt may be able to help. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss your situation and see how a Los Angeles identity theft lawyer at our firm may be able to help. We serve clients throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Santa Clarita, California.
Penalties for Identity Theft in California
Identity theft is a severe criminal act in the United States and can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony offense in California under federal law. Punishment for the crime of identity theft can result in a federal sentence of 5, 15, 20, or 30 years in a federal prison, community service, probation and harsh monetary fines. You will also receive a mark on your criminal record for life. If you have been charged with identity theft or are under investigation by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) or law enforcement for identity theft or any type of fraudulent activity then it is our advice that you hire an expert criminal defense attorney right away.
At the Law Offices of James E. Blatt we offer outstanding legal defense for federal crimes cases involving identity theft. We will fight to protect your individual rights and we will do our very best to keep you from facing maximum sentencing. Our attorneys have been practicing law for over 75 combined years and have the knowledge, skill, and expertise to fight the federal crimes charges against you.
Accused of identity theft in Southern California? Contact an experienced attorney at our firm today!