Identity theft is a very serious crime in that it may be charged at both the state and federal levels. This is a crime that can result in long prison sentences in a federal prison. While this may be a confusing time, causing you to be uncertain of the future, this doesn’t have to be the end of the road for you. Through the help of an experienced Mesa identity theft lawyer, you can have a much better outcome in your case than what you would if you pleaded guilty. Even if there is merit to the charges, that does not mean that you should submit to the charges against you.
At Myles A. Schneider & Associates, LTD, you will be treated with respect and will receive the aggressive and comprehensive defense that you deserve so you can receive the best possible outcome in your case.
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Identity theft is the act of taking a person’s personal information without their permission in order to commit some kind of crime. There are millions of individuals in the United States whose identities are stolen to extent every single year. Just by obtaining a birth certificate, debit and credit card PIN number, social security number, driver’s license information, credit card or check card numbers, or Internet login information, a person can steal another’s identity.
Devices designed to read credit card numbers may be used by thieves to obtain the numbers. They can also do something as simple as steal checks, mail, or anything that has identifying information on it.
The good news is that accusations of identity theft do not always have much merit to them. False accusations can and do happen. Even if the claim is a legitimate one, you deserve the best possible criminal defense so that the charges can be reduced or even dismissed.
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If an individual is convicted of identity theft, the penalties can include up to 2 ½ years in prison. Additional charges could also be brought into the case, such as aggravated identity theft or trafficking in the identity of another person. Trafficking in the identity of another is a class 2 felony and that may warrant a prison term of up to 5 years in addition to 3 ½ years for the class 3 felony of aggravated identity theft. Your Mesa federal criminal lawyer will work to eliminate as many charges as possible so the consequences are less severe.
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Identity theft is a very serious crime that is subject to both state and federal prosecution. This is due to the fact that the crime has some kind of financial impact on someone else that can cause them to have to endure the damage for quite some time. If you have been accused of identity theft, it is important that you work with an attorney who specializes in identity theft and federal crimes so you can receive the best defense in the matter. To learn more, call Myles A. Schneider & Associates, LTD at 602-928-7373 to schedule a free consultation.