Los Angeles Identity Theft Attorney
Identity theft typically involves the stealing of another person’s information to commit fraud or for some other unlawful purpose. Generally, the type of information stolen includes names, birthdates, social security numbers, driver’s license information, or anything else that allows for the identification of someone.
Identity theft can cause serious financial harm, and it is both a federal and state crime. If you face federal identity theft charges, you need a highly experienced identity theft lawyer in Los Angeles on your side immediately. Consult with Anand Law Group, P.C., for the defense help you need.
Federal Identity Theft Charges and Penalties
Federal law criminalizes any of the following:
● Intentionally possessing someone else’s means of identification
● Intentionally using someone else’s means of identification
● Intentionally transferring someone else’s means of identification
If the federal prosecutor proves beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant committed identity theft, that conviction can carry with it a term of imprisonment. Generally speaking, each count of “aggravated” identity theft can carry a mandatory prison term of two years, or up to five years in other situations.
Often, people face multiple counts of identity theft at once, or someone might face charges of identity along with another fraud charge, if they used the stolen identity to commit another fraudulent offense, such as credit card fraud or healthcare fraud. The law does not allow for prison sentences to run concurrently in this situation.
Have You Been Accused of Identity Theft? Call an Identity Theft Lawyer in Los Angeles Right Away
If you have been accused of identity theft, a Los Angeles identity theft attorney of the Anand Law Group, P.C., is ready to help. With many years of experience, we understand the legal process and will help to create a defense strategy to lessen your sentence or prove your innocence through passionate advocacy. Visit our website to schedule your free consultation today.