Identity Theft in California is the one of the fastest growing crimes. If you have been accused or charged with committing identity theft, call an experienced criminal attorney right now. Call one of the most respected criminal defense firms in Los Angeles County: the Baum Law Corp. Has years of personal real world experience at your disposal. This is no time to trust your future to an inexperienced attorney. Identity Theft charges are extremely serious and California aggressively prosecutes these crimes.
It is sometimes easy to make a foolish decision. Identity Theft may seem like a fast way to pay some bills. You may believe that the person whose identity you are using won’t really be harmed. Everyone, innocent or guilty, is entitled to aggressive legal representation.
Identity theft offenses are considered “Wobblers,” and they may be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the case and whether you have any past criminal conduct. That said, the State of California and the Federal government are seriously cracking down and often filing felony charges on identity theft cases involving false or counterfeit documents that used government documents such as fake, altered, or stolen social security cards, drivers licenses, and birth certificates.
Identity Theft Charges are Serious!
Identity Theft is considered to be a very serious crime, and like credit card fraud, identity theft charges almost always come with other more serious charges such as conspiracy, wire fraud, or bank fraud. When facing serious state or federal offenses of this nature, it is critical to get legal representation from a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the defense of financial crimes as well as the state and federal court systems. Federal crimes, in particular, generally carry stiffer fines and prison time and you absolutely need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer advising you and working earnestly on your side.
If you are under investigation for Identity Theft, do put off contacting a criminal defense lawyer. Also, do not answer questions by investigators by phone nor in person without first getting an attorney to advise you exactly how to proceed. If you are being contacted or know that you are under investigation, it is likely that you are considered to be a suspect. The purpose of questioning you is to build their case, and secure additional, incriminating information they need to actually arrest you. Don’t do their job for them. Remain silent until you have spoken to an attorney, and then only give a statement to law enforcement with your attorney present.
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If you or your loved ones are charged with identity theft in Southern California and need a skilled criminal defense lawyer, then call us for a free, confidential consultation to evaluate your options: Call now to speak with an attorney!
In Los Angeles County, The Baum Law Corp. routinely handles identity theft cases in:
Airport Court (LAX), Alhambra, Antelope Valley (Lancaster), Antelope Valley Juvenile, Bellfower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Catalina, Central Arraignment (Bauchet), Compton, Downtown Los Angeles (CCB), Downey, East Los Angeles, Eastlake Juvenile, El Monte, Glendale, Hollywood, Inglewood, Inglewood Juvenile, Long Beach, Malibu, Metropolitan (Hill Street), Newhall, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Torrance, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita (Valencia), Van Nuys, West Covina, and Whittier.