Dallas Identity Theft Defense Attorney
The dawn of the Internet has brought about a fairly new kind of crime—identity theft. Identity theft is typically committed by acquiring specific information about an individual which may be used to impersonate him or her, such as a Social Security number, credit card numbers, website user names and passwords, and bank account numbers.
More and more of our personal data and identities are available online and stored in numerous databases. It has become extremely easy for thieves to access this private information and use to use it for their own purposes. As such, state and federal authorities have increased their efforts over the years to put a stop to cases of identity theft.
The common factor in all cases of identity theft is that someone obtains personally identifying information without the individual’s content with the intent of using this information for their personal gain. Note that the offender need not have ill will nor actually have to do anything with the information gathered—he or she simply needs to have the intention of using this information.
If you or a loved one are accused of identity theft, it is crucial that you consult with a skilled attorney as soon as possible. Contact David Finn, P.C. at (214) 871-1112 today to discuss your legal options.
Examples of Identity Theft
Identity theft can take many different forms. An individual can use identity theft to obtain money, goods, services, property, medicine, health benefits, or credit.
Common examples of identity theft are:
- False use of credit cards
- Theft of Social Security numbers
- Mail theft
- Forgery using stolen information
If convicted of federal identity theft, an individual potentially faces very hefty fines, as well as face up to 30 years in federal prison.
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When it comes to cases of identity theft, prosecutors often charge the accused with multiple counts of a crime. These include allegations related to credit card fraud, mail fraud, insurance fraud, and immigration fraud.
If you face charges involving identity theft, it is imperative that you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. David Finn, P.C. will fight aggressively to protect your rights and fight the allegations against you. Call (214) 871-1112 today.