Identity Theft

Los Angeles Identity Theft Attorney

Facing Charges of Identity Theft?

Identity theft is when someone unlawfully obtains and uses someone else's personal information in order to commit fraud or other illegal activities. This can include anything from stealing someone's credit card number, social security number, to impersonating that individual on the internet, or in real life. Identity theft is a form of fraud and depending upon the magnitude of the fraud, the circumstances, and more, can be tried as a felony federal crime, which can include huge monetary fines, extensive prison sentences, and more.

When facing charges of identity theft, it is important that you speak with a Los Angeles identity theft attorney from our firm immediately to discuss your case and to get started on a defense. When it comes to criminal charges, time is of the essence, so it is essential that you act now.

Identity theft is a white collar crime, which means that it is nonviolent, and generally results in a monetary gain for the individual who perpetrates the crime. Credit card fraud is another form of identity theft, and these charges can pile up and offer a harsh punishment if the alleged perpetrator is convicted. Many crimes of identity theft are perpetrated over the Internet or through computers If you are convicted of having stolen information through the internet, your computer, printer and any other device you may have used to commit the crime will be confiscated. A conviction of this sort can leave an individual financially destitute and with a criminal record it can be hard to find and maintain a job. Contact our firm today to get started on your defense in the hopes that this will not happen to you.

Identity Theft Attorney in Los Angeles

At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we have over 50 years of experience handling criminal defense cases, and we are ready to put our experience and knowledge to work for you. We have handled numerous cases of identity theft and fraud and can help you devise a defense that may be able to have you acquitted in court. We will work on your behalf with prosecutors to have your charges reduced or dropped, and we will aggressively defend you in trial. With the experience and know how you are looking form, our attorneys are individuals that you can trust with your defense.

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