Charged with Identity Theft in New York?
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In this electronic day and age, it is becoming more and more common to
see identity theft charges in conjunction with internet / computer charges.
So many individuals use their personal credit cards and information online
and it can be very easy to take someone’s identity and use it for
their own purposes.
Because this crime is becoming more prevalent in New York City and throughout
the state, law enforcement agents are cracking down especially hard. If
you have been charged with identity theft, you need to ensure that your
rights are protected by hiring a qualified legal professional who can
fight for you.
There are several types of identity theft charges:
- Identity theft in the third degree
- Identity theft in the second degree
- Identity theft in the first degree
- Unlawful possession of personal identification information
If you are convicted of one of these (or other) identity theft charges,
you could face anywhere from a year to seven years in prison. Identity
theft usually involves presenting yourself as another person with intent
to utilize their information to receive financial gain yourself or to
cause financial loss for the other person.
How to Handle Your Identity Theft Charges
If you are aware of an identity theft charge against you or if you are
being investigated for identity theft, it is in your best interests to
retain a white collar criminal attorney immediately. The sooner you are
able to meet with a lawyer to discuss your case, the sooner your legal
defense can begin. Your
Sometimes vital information is omitted or overlooked in the initial investigation
that resulted in your charges. Your freedom and rights are at stake when
you have been charged with identity theft. You need to ensure that you
have the best defense possible. Your attorney should put as much importance
on your legal rights and freedom as you do.