We have all heard about identity theft on the news and through media outlets and recognize that in this information age it is becoming a growing law enforcement issue. With the advent of widespread internet usage, free-flowing personal information, and e-commerce, this crime is rapidly proving to be a real problem. Law defines any misuse of someone else’s personal or financial identifying information as a criminal act. We are well-prepared to offer effective legal counsel to those who have been arrested for identity theft.
Information that was once difficult to come by is widely available these days, such as Social Security numbers, credit information, bank account records, and PIN data. Obtained by unlawful access to governmental or financial institution databases/computers or even stolen directly from a person’s mail, wallet, or purse, this information is increasingly being used to obtain fraudulent credit, loans, or consumer goods. Convictions can lead to a 15 year prison sentence and large fines, and even steeper punishments if the identity theft scheme was used in the commission of drug crimes or terrorism.
Regardless of the crime you stand accused of, you deserve full protection of your constitutional rights. Our justice system seeks for fair treatment of all people, and the attorneys at McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP, are dedicated to fighting for your defense. We can offer aggressive action in the courtroom and communicative service through each step of your case’s progress. Law enforcement agencies are stepping up their pressure on alleged perpetrators of identity theft, and you will need an equally vigorous effort on your behalf to ensure that you are not steamrolled by overzealous prosecutorial actions.
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